Below is a note that a dear friend sent us a few weeks ago that so perfectly expresses this monumental time in our family's life.
I was so blessed when I read this. It is for you, for sure!Deuteronomy 8:2-10,15-16And you shall remember all the way that the Lord your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years (days), that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. And He humbled you and let you be hungry (for provision), and fed you with manna (hope) which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread (provision) alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord. . . thus you are to know in your heart that the Lord your God was disciplining (shaping) you just as a man disciplines (shapes) his son (whom he loves). Therefore, you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him. For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land . . . in which you shall not lack anything (of His plans for you).. . when you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you.He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents (no house) and scorpions (?) and thirsty ground (?)where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint. In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and test you, to do good for you in the end.WOW! Read the whole chapter and apply it yourself. What a blessed example of how He led you recently. Truly He loves you. Anticipate the great reward and blessings He has planned for you in this new land where He is taking you.My love and prayers, Cheryl