There’s a bumper sticker that I’ve seen around town. It reads “I wasn’t born in Louisville, but I got here as fast as I could.” That’s how I feel about this town; we instantly connected and I can honestly say that, despite the ups and downs, moving to Louisville was one of our best decisions. So it is with great contradiction that I must announce that we are leaving Louisville, but just for a little while… Our plan at the outset is to take a break from Whoville for about 2 years while we focus on my finishing school and some other stuff, and then to return refreshed, degree’d, and ready to get resettled in. As a sign of good faith to our adopted KY home, we are even going to leave all of our stuff here! Why move it and store it in WV if we’re just planning to come back anyway?!
Leaving Louisville will probably be one of the hardest things we’ve had to do, but it will provide us with many benefits for the next couple of years so we’re excited too. Brennan is probably the most excited of all of us because she has never wanted anything more than to live close to family! 🙂 She’ll be bouncing off of the walls. Of everything, one thing that we’ll miss most is Revolution Church of Kentucky. A place of great personal discovery, Brian and Mandy Ebel have created something that will forever set the bar high for any church we should hope to attend while we’re away.
But what about the Burrito Riders?? We’re in very good hands, no worries. We have developed a very solid network of folks who are passionate about what we do, and more importantly who we do it for. We’re brainstorming a couple of logistical options, but when the dust settles you’ll still be able to count on us to deliver love and burritos, every first and third Saturday. We have always been able to do what we do by the grace of God and the generosity of our awesome volunteer Rollers, Riders, and donors, that won’t change just because my zip code does. And, at the end of the day, I’ll still be the guy posting the majority of what you see to the blog, the FB pages for here and there, and the email list (sign up!). The amazing part is about how blessed we feel to be able to leverage this move as a way to introduce the Burrito Riders to a whole new population in distress. Lovin’ on more people than we do already? Sign us up! We have even planned to make the BRH routine a 2nd/4th Saturday gig so that, whenever possible, we can visit Lou and participate in ‘Rides here without having to miss Huntington ‘Rides at the same time.
And we will visit as often as we are able! We have zoo and science center memberships for cryin’ out loud! 😉 Louisville, we love you more than you know. We’ll miss you, and just as Brennan is counting down the days until we move to WV, starting March 10th, we’ll be counting down the days until we return back home.