09 January 2011
My Life in Boxes
I have put this post off as long as possible because I've just not been ready to talk about it. But since blogging is therapeutic for me in general I'll probably feel lots better after sorting through all of these thoughts.
From the title of this post you may have guessed it. Yep, we're moving. Again.
I am becoming quite the expert in packing up our household. Not a talent I was ever hoping to develop. Actually this time around Vince has been doing most of the packing and I am eternally grateful.
You may remember that back in June I mentioned that the owners of the house we were renting had decided to put the house on the market. Well, there has not been one single showing of the house since it was listed. So while this was very beneficial to us it wasn't so great for the homeowners. They have decided to move back to this area and back into this house. Which isn't so great for us.
I must admit I have really struggled this time around to have a positive attitude. And I haven't always succeeded. This has been a big test for my faith.
I recently read a quote somewhere that said "A faith untested is a faith that can't be trusted". I don't remember who said it, but it struck a cord with me. I've said before how I've always believed in living by faith, but these past few years I've really lived it not, just believed it. It's totally different.
So while we weren't ready for a move right now I believe that God's hand is in this~even though we can't really see it at the moment. I know that God is in control and I trust Him.
Oh~and did I mention that Vince leaves on a trip to Egypt next week? Yeah, the timing of all of this is really crazy. That's why I have to trust that God knows what He is doing, because it sure isn't going according to my plan.
So because of Vince's trip to Egypt and not yet finding the right house for us yet, we are going to stay at my parents home until Vince gets back from his trip.
Man, that was hard to type. I have not been very happy about this turn of events and have pretty much fought it at every turn (because I'm stubborn like that-ha), but looking at the big picture it does seem to be the best thing. Not that I don't love my parents, they are truly wonderful to us and very supportive.
I just love being the queen of my own castle. There I said it. :)
I truly do love making a home though. Homemaking is something that brings me true joy. I think that one major reason I've been so frustrated during this season of our lives is that we don't have our *own* home right now. And I've not been able to do all that I would like to do for my family when it comes to making a home. Of course, I have done the best that I could and will continue to do so wherever we are, but there are limitations when you aren't really *settled*.
So we are busy packing this week to get everything except our clothes, necessities (this includes some toys:) and schoolwork into storage for a few weeks. I must say this has been a challenge to pack for since there are some things I know I will probably put into storage that I will realize I need later. But hopefully I'll get most things right.
I'm sure that homeschooling will be a challenge this week and we'll do our best. But I'm not going to stress out if everything doesn't get done. We'll simply get back on schedule next week.
One day at a time, right?
And, yes, I do feel better after *talking* with you, my wonderful blog friends, about all of this. Thank you for listening!