Monday, August 01, 2005

Nashville - Same as it ever was

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What a beautiful city with beautiful people - Nashville, Tennessee.

After a monthly commute for 14 months between Durham, NC and Nashville, I'm so grateful to be finally home with my wonderful family.

My friend commented to me that if I ever moved back to Nashville, (with all the stuff I had) I would have to get my own place (or a massive storage bin!)

However my theology of moving is purge, give away, donate and dumpster as much stuff as possible [its all going to burn eventually]. Then, I box everything up in stackable boxes, stage everything and load 'em up in 2 hours or less.

A man is known by the company he keeps; I would add the greatest honor one could bestow is to help someone move. My covenant brothers Mike, his son Mike, Craig, Teddy and my son Gary all made my move back to Nashville possible. Bless you all for your unconditional friendship and radical generosity! Mike said to me, "I just paying it forward..." So true, we do reap what we sow.

What will I miss about my time spent in North Carolina? Easily newhope Church, the MC2 men's Bible study, my mentoring relationships, the blogging community, neighbors and friendships at work.

Now that I'm back in Nashville, I'll unload, unpack, unwind and then relax, renew and refire for the opportunities that are coming my way. The truth of the matter is, we are all genetically designed and geographically assigned by Almighty God. "I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out--plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for." Jeremiah 29:11 (The Message)

I love Nashville! The people, the music, the community...

Well, there's sixteen thousand eight hundred 'n' twenty one
Mothers from Nashville
All their friends play music, and they ain't uptight
If one of the kids will
Because it's custom made for any mother's son
To be a guitar picker in Nashville
And I sure am glad I got a chance to say a word about
The music and the mothers from Nashville

-Nashville Cats - Words and Music by John B. Sebastian

More to share later...


mashby said...

So glad to have you back man!

Alsicole said...

Hey Kerry

Let us know when you get settled.

We're missing you.

Alison & John

Amanda said...

I haven't met you before - Just came upon your blog while i was looking for the old Ellen Feiss Apple commercial. However, I too am a Nashvillian. Glad to have you call this place home! Nashville is the best.

Kerry Woo said...

Mashby, Alison & John - thanks for the big hearts -

Aamanda - thanks so much for stopping by - Nashville is the best! The people in this city are so friendly - and always have time to say hello -