Finally! The other house is as done as we are going to get it, the keys have been given back, and we are finally able to focus on the house we are living in now! Focus on unpacking, getting back to relationships that have had to sit on the back burner, getting back to carving pumpkins, decorating for Thanksgiving, making cookies, and getting back to the home school mom I love to be. We have moved enough that we know unpacking and settling may be a year long process as we figure out what goes best where.
For those of you who have gone through this journey with us, these last two years have been a roller coaster of emotions I was not expecting. I wasn’t expecting to have to halt some relationships, and I wasn’t expecting all the bumps, twists, and turns we had to take. But, I do have to say, the whole way we were under God’s protection and direction. I do not always know why God has to take such sharp curves or why we can’t simply have a plan and stick with plan A, but God knows why, and we’ll rest in that knowledge and let it go. We have not gone over these bumps without anger or tears, there have been plenty of tears, plenty of cuss words, and lots of yelling at God and us telling him what we think of his planning. Thankfully, he’s a big God and I’m sure he chuckled at us and lovingly smiled down on us his weary, tired, and downtrodden children.
Maddie and Titus seem to be settling into the new house well. Naomi, on the other hand, is struggling with her bed and the new house. I asked her what she was struggling with and she said mommy, this house just isn’t pretty like the last house. I said, well, it takes time to make a house pretty like we want it. It takes time to organize and get it to pretty. So we are going to do some things to the girls room to add color and beauty to the girls world. I see God’s creativity in Naomi, she loves all things pretty, glittery, colorful, when I see her desire to create, her desire to make her world amazing i think of God. I think of him as he was deciding what color trees should be, what shape the animals should take, through Naomi, I get a glimpse of what it must take to create a world and I’m in awe. Please be in prayer for my sweet girl as she adjusts and attaches to a new house, it is so hard on my mommy heart to see her struggle.
So, we are home, finally. I wasn’t sure it would happen at all as we tried to pack and take care of sick kid’s as they all got sick through out the moving process. Then the last week I got sick and being pregnant as well made it twice as difficult. Praise the Lord for friends that rallied around us, loved us, and prayed for us.
We are hoping to finish unpacking and organizing and then dear friends and family, be ready to party, be ready to survive the long winter months playing games at our house, breaking bread together, crafting and creating, encouraging and crying together! I am SOOOO ready to get back to doing the living I love, loving on those I love and getting to know new friends.
Please continue to be in prayer as Ken and Mark continue to work hard to get the web business up and going and providing for both families. God is a big God and all things are possible through him! Thank you to you our family and friends for helping us through the last two years, for continuing to love us and encourage us! We couldn’t have done any of this without you! Be ready for dinner invitations because we’re ready to party!