Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Long and Winding Road

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”

“Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. I have only begun to learn content and peace of mind since I have resolved at all risks to do this.”

“When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly.”

Big changes are coming for the Baldwin Bungalow.  Larry recently was hired by Molina Healthcare which is located in Long Beach.  Our San Diego house goes on the market today and we’ve begun to look for a new home in Orange County.  There is the understandable mixture of trepidation and anticipation. 

One of the things I have always loved about our family is that we love adventure.  And by adventure I don’t mean the thrill-seeking type… roller coasters, rock climbing, sky diving.  I mean the kind of adventure that changes your story.

God has proven to be faithful time after time and we know that this will be another opportunity for us to learn to trust Him and revel in our place in the grander story.

Please keep us in prayer through this transition.  Especially for the kids. 

The plan is for Emma to finish her junior year here in San Diego.  She started school in July and is well into her FOUR AP classes.  Not all AP courses are offered at every school and we don’t want to waste the time she has already devoted to these classes.  In addition, this is a big year for her competitive show choir as they are traveling to London in the spring.

For Madeleine and Benjamin this will all happen right away and we want to make sure we support, encourage and teach them in a way that will build character and not tear down spirits.

Isaac is living in Escondido with some young seminary students and working full time and it will definitely be hard on us as parents to be that far away from him.  Pray for wisdom for him as he ventures into adulthood and takes on new responsibilities and possibilities.

We will be closer to Landen!  We are very excited about the opportunity to be present for more of his productions and see him graduate next year!

So, the ride takes another twist and turn.  Hold on, Baldwins!  Here we go!


Demi W said...

Wow! Congratulations on the new job, Larry! I will be praying for your family during your transition. Thank goodness for makes the miles seem fewer! Excited for your new adventure!

Dairys Friend said...

Awesome! So excited for you all! Congrats on the new Job! Although change is scary, we learn and grow from it. You'll be closer to my parents as well. We'll be in the area in December. Need to plan on getting together!
much love!!