Well, after much prayer and talking and prayer and after 13 awesome years of living in Tennessee, the Quebedeaux family has decided to return to the Bayou. We have made several good friends and James has taught in some amazing schools. We are grateful for the time we had as a family here in this great state and we will miss our friends dearly. We are returning home to be closer to family. We are excited to rekindle old friendships and spend more time with family. We are putting our farm on the market in February and are hoping to sell it in a short window. Zane will be graduating with his class from FCA, a school that we love dearly. James has several good teaching prospects in Lafayette both in the private and public sectors. We are praying for God’s guidance as we transition back to a place we love dearly; Lafayette, LA. The last 6 years have been especially fun as we fulfilled our dream of living on a 20 acre farm with goats, chickens, cows, cats, and dogs. We planted our fruit orchard which has produced a bounty of pairs, peaches, fig, apricots, cherries, grapes, blueberries, and blackberries. The kids have had fun playing in the woods and watching wildlife such as deer, turkeys, and an occasional bald eagle. We have had the support of great neighbors on each side of us. This place is truly magical, we will miss it. But the pain of leaving is helped by the thought of being HOME.
This was the status that I shared on Facebook today. It was a hard decision to make, but it was time. I will miss my farm dearly and I will miss harvesting from all of our fruit trees. We are hoping to find something similar (without the hills of course) in our hometown. There is a property already that would be ideal, but we aren't ready to buy just yet. We know that God has the perfect house waiting for us.
Zane will be attending Crossroads Leadership College in Lafayette. It is at our old home church and is a program similar to YWAM. He chose this over YWAM because of the Cajun Food........that boy..LOL, Ok really he chose it because at the end of the program, he will have a Bachelor's degree in Ministry. That has been his goal and calling since he could talk. Lydia will graduate from a school there, we just aren't sure which one yet. There are several small Christian schools and we will most likely put her in one. We aren't sure if Aaron will be joining us. He is an adult and will be 20 when we move. We would love for him to join us and it will hurt if he stays, but he has to pave his own way. I want to cry just thinking about it...
Please pray for our family as we make this transition and for Aaron to make the right decision and for us to be supportive and encouraging.. With that... I present to you a picture that was take our first year here in Tennessee.