24!

24!  That is the number that Patti will blurt out “if” you ask her how many times we have moved in our 34 years of marriage.  After looking for a table to crawl under when the head’s snap towards me with glares that smack of… “What the hell is wrong with you Paschall?  You’ve moved your wife 24 different times?”, I usually shrug my shoulders and murmur under my breath, “mmmmm… take it up with Him jerkwad.  He runs the show.”  I don’t know what else to say.  It is what it is.

I have no regrets about any of those moves.  I do wished I would have bought stock in U Haul way back there, but who knew?  Every move was part of the design for our life.  Only one of those moves seemed to be solely our idea.  The rest involved some kind of job or ministry purpose.  A few were slightly unpopular or tension filled moves, but all-in-all we eventually saw the good in what we  we were doing.  Our kids seriously believe there is gypsy in our bloodline.  We have no argument to refute.

So you know where this is going right?  The long discussion about “the move” to Georgia is over.  Again, we (yes, both of us) know He is in the soup.  With the increase of responsibility and relationship with the ministries of Adventures in Missions, plus the obvious reality that The Gathering is increasing in momentum, it is right that we get planted in Gainesville, GA.  We have worked through the fact that Georgia residency will be 1,400 miles from our kids and grand-babies.  There is no view of Pikes Peak, but the Appalachians are beautiful year-round!  Southern charm is everywhere and a Waffle House is always just a block or two away.  Maybe now IS the time to buy stock in American Airlines because Nana won’t be denied her quarters in a certain basement in Colorado Springs.  That’s all good and dandy, but it’s time to get it on.   So, will all sincerity, we request your thoughts and prayers as we pack our stuff and haul our loot in early August.

Patti and I dearly love the people who have also become “our family” in Georgia.  The way we are loved makes this seem so natural and ordained.  We could have never imagined this next step without such an embrace.  But it is right, very right… so we go!  So long 24!  Hello 25!

“Yes honey, I know that is 1/4 of 100.  No baby, I can’t shove that up there.  Yes honey, we did pray about it.  Yes baby, I know what I’ve put you through.  Yes dear, I still believe Him.  Thanks Babe for going… again.   Yes Honey, I love you too!”

-MDP-

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  1. Allison
    June 26, 2011 at 7:28 am

    i love you both so much! We are beyond lucky to have you here with us. Thank you for being obedient – and packing the dang truck one more time.

  2. June 26, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I agree with Allison! Love you two!

  3. June 26, 2011 at 8:27 am

    i am so thankful for both of you and how well you love us. praying ease and blessing over the move. so excited about having you guys down here! love you both!

  4. June 26, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Man, I’m just so blessed to have the both of you in my life and I’m honored by your sacrifices to see us all go higher and get more. Praying for a smooth and easy moving experience.

  5. June 27, 2011 at 3:50 am

    So you’re FINALLY moving to God’s Country! What can I say? You’ll love Gainesville and everyone knows you have to go through ATL Airport to get anywhere! Keep us posted, you chicken lickin savage beast!

  6. Jess McVey
    June 27, 2011 at 10:39 am

    You will be welcomed with open arms and joyful hearts! It truly is a blessing to have you both so close. Tell Miss Patti, the offer I made last fall still stands…anything you need!! Love you both!

  7. Carol
    June 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    We rejoice in the fact that you will be here in Georgia with us! We love you both so much!!\

  8. Di Dinnis
    June 28, 2011 at 11:19 am

    SO excited for this!! Love you both!

  9. Bonnie Johnson
    June 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Well – we sure will want to visit you in Georgia during our MN winters – the only negatives:
    1. I do have to say Colorado’s prettier &
    2. We will HATE to miss your kids nearby!

    Hope you have an extra room! 🙂 Bonnie & Dave

  10. MARISOL Doyle
    June 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    May be I’ll be able to see you there? God only knows.

    covetting your prayers! I’ll keep you in my visits w/the Lord…please do the same. I’ve not been able to see 2011…it has flown…and I’ll experience the JOY OF ADDING A DAUGHER LEGALLY 8/13/11

    Looking forward to get your address. I wish I could share this SPECIAL DAY with you both and have my loved ones meet 2 wonderful oneness …

    xo

  11. MARISOL Doyle
    June 30, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    was just thinking how some people will welcome and be thrilled…and how tough it would be to be away from the grandkids. I’ll pray for God’s intervening and make it up.

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