Leaving the hood (her)

It’s been three years since we ventured into the Wellington Heights neighborhood. We loved it. We hated it. We learned and grew from the experience and we will take with us many memories. Just as we came to serve, we leave with the same mission and we look forward to what God has in store for us ahead…
We decided to rent out our home here in Cedar Rapids and it’s been neat to see our house fill with women on mission to serve God and our neighborhood. Their vision for moving into our house isn’t unlike the vision that moved us there in the first place. Just as ours was, it’s been an interesting beginning as they have already had the garage broken into and a neighborhood kid offer to mow their lawn with the lawn mower we left in the garage with the house (we got it back). During a second break in the bikes we left for the girls to give out to neighborhood kids were stolen… ironic. But overall, they are beginning to get to know people and we are confidant that once they do that kind of stuff will stop. It’s all about relationships in that neighborhood.
I suppose all of life is about relationships. Some may keep your garage from being broken into… and others, well… there are so many that we will miss so greatly.
I can’t begin to describe the emotions tied up in this move. I am so completely excited about Texas and our new house and a big city and I’m in love with the idea of a new start and a new place and new opportunities… I am also scared of the thought of having to make new friends and being alone and fitting into a big city and big city life. We have the most amazing community right now; a fabulous church, great friends, mentors and so much support here. I don’t remember much of my childhood and my teenage years weren’t exactly very shining moments for me. My life “really” began here in Iowa, when I met the Lord and when he brought me into a new family. And that’s how it feels right now… like saying goodbye to family…

Published by Tiffanie Lloyd

I am a detail-oriented and energetic multi-tasker traveling at the side of my best friend, and momma to eight amazing kids. God has gifted me with creativity; I'm an entrepreneur, writer, and photographer with a passion for women's health, particularity in childbirth. I own a Cafe and Community Center in Kathmandu, Nepal where I teach Parenting and Childbirth Education. I'm also a Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, and Holistic Nutritionist. Thanks for stoping by! Be sure to check out my archives, and sign up for notifications about new posts!

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