Sunday, July 31, 2011

It's Official: We're Moving!


North Carolina has been home for 6 years. We got married here, bought our first home here and had our first two kids here. God has been good to us in this gorgeous place. The news is that God has blessed us with a place to call home, so we are so excited to go. There will always be a special place in our hearts for the friends and family we made in Western North Carolina. I am so thankful for all the abundant life we lived here. Thank you friends for being a blessing to us. We love you from the bottom of our hearts!
After 6 years, We are Moving
I could write so much about my experience in this place but I rather talk about universal feelings such as, how do you deal with change? Putting things inside of boxes is not that big of a deal once your heart is settled. My mother often asks me an important question when I am about to make life altering decisions. I answered yes, I am happy. I think she was concerned about me leaving my first home. Mom still lives in the same house she moved in as a married woman 33 years ago. My husband and I have lived in 3 different places thus far. We realize that home is where God wants my family and I to be. Leaving friends is never easy but thank God for the magic of Skype and social media! Another big lesson learned at the end of my journey here is that my friends know how to find me. I had concrete proof of that when my friend Amanda came from Brasil, to New York to Seattle to Cali then to my small town USA just because of strong bonds of friendship. You can't tell me my true friends won't get themselves near me when they can. Packing the house is not that big of a deal. Answering the question "are you happy?" and dealing with issues of the heart is what makes moving much easier for me.
Okay, so where are we going exactly? Houston, Texas! 
I am thankful to God and to everyone who have been praying with us during this transition. We are in good standing with our beloved church family and we are looking forward to strengthening these bonds of friendships even with the distance. We are looking forward to what God has prepared for our new season in Houston, Texas. My husband is a Pastor, so we are moving to join an amazing church family. Look for my Sunday #sermonnotes Tweets! As always, keep us in your prayers and thanks for reading!

9 comments:

Rachel said...

So happy for you all! We will miss you terribly, but are so excited to see what all God's going to do through you! We love you!!

Nicole@Rare Bird said...

We have been so blessed too by your time in NC, so we will certainly miss you, but I have been looking for an excuse to visit TX again--like you said, there really is no distance between friends! Love to you guys as you prepare!

Digital Mom said...

So happy for you guys and that you'll be TEXANS!!!

God is good my friend and this new chapter will be a great one.

Cintia Listenbee said...

thank you friends. the three of you have been praying for me and I appreciate you so much. let's keep the friendship strong. love yall.

Vicki Mehaffey said...

So happy for your family, as you start this new adventure, of course you will be so missed!!! You guys have been a major blessing to New Covenant Church, and I can not Thank you enough for that. Cintia, you have so inspired me personally...and I am so glad I have had the opportunity to chat and connect with you at times. Most of all I want to Thank you for helping me get my blog started..I have learned so much from you, and I am thankful for social media, so we can keep the contact, and I can not wait to read all the wonderful things that is going to happen for The Listenbee's God Bless your precious family in your new adventure. Love you!!!

Amanda said...

Amiga, que noticia maravilhosa! Que bom que deu tempo de conhecermos sua vida ai, onde tudo começou! Fiquei muito feliz por isso, e deu até uma nostalgia! Da igreja que foi maravilhoso conhecer, e da Patsy. Obviamente vocês a gente encontra aí no Texas. Sabe que tem uma Petrobras aí? Muita gente vai pra Houston de lá. Fico muito feliz por vc amiga, que Deus continue abençoando muito a vida de vcs para que vcs continuem abençoando a vida daqueles que estão ao redor. Beijão!

Nylse said...

God speed on this next adventure!

City gone Country said...

Cintia, part of what you are taking with you, will be the friends and family you are leaving behind, but that is also part of what you are taking with you! Our experiences and people that have come into our lives remain with us, some for a short time, others for a much longer time. What a blessing you have been to us at NCC. How can we not be so excited for you and your family?! I am looking forward to hearing about all your new adventures in hot Houston! You will be so blessed and even more so I know you will BE a huge blessing to all who will come to know you.

Kellie said...

Congrats and welcome to Houston (well, when you get here anyway)! We might be a little hot sometimes, but we've got a lot to offer :)