Soon enough, “knorthwestkniffins” will be the name of many families; not just ours.
We have very, very exciting news that precipitates out of this weekend. Oma & Opa Kniffin’s home in Chicago, where they have lived for 40 years, became under contract. Thismeans they are free to move west after 40 years of living in the Midwest, and head out here to Seattle to live with us and Drew & Colleen.
This marks the culmination of a dream Cyn & I have had for a long, long time. We have long said that we would love to have family near us, to be a part of each others’ lives. But, because our families lived so far apart from each other, we had to choose either here in Cascadia, or out to the Midwest, where the Kniffins live. We ended up choosing Seattle, because of a number of circumstances that led us to believe this is where God was leading us.
But we still kept the dream of being near both sides of our family. With Uncle Drew & Aunt Colleen, moving here from Minnesota 15 months ago, that dream became closer to happening. But with Oma & Opa moving here (presumably) sometime in 2016, this dream comescloser to reality. (Tim still has a Uncle Eric & Aunt Bonnie who live a time zone away in Colorado, but they seem pretty happy there.) It’s exciting (and truly humbling) to think that an intergenerational living can truly happen.