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!


Michelle M. said...

I am sorry that you guys are moving again, especially under the circumstances. But God is in control through it all. You have such a gift for homemaking, so I am certain your new home will be just as lovely. Best of luck packing up and moving in with your relatives. I hope it all goes smoothly.

Sharon said...

God knows your heart and he knows your struggles. He is always a constant in our life whereever we are which is a blessing but it is difficult at times. Women especially we need to put down roots and settle and I understand your struggles. Unfortunately so many people are losing their homes and jobs and not really sure what the future holds for us either but I like you want not to find my faith wanting.
Our church is reading through the bible chronilogically?? and we are going through Job and boy is that a wake up call. Also living in Queensland at the moment about 2/3 of our state is well and truly underwater and we at present are still high and dry so when I feel like complaining I think of them.

Kathy said...

I totally understand, I love having my own home too and would very much feel the same way if we were being uprooted like that. I will pray that you will find just the right place for your family and that you will feel at peace in this time of transition. =)

steviewren said...

I can sympathize with you even though I haven't moved in years and years. I look around and wonder how in the world I would get it all packed up.

Hopefully, God is preparing a wonderful place for your next home.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It must be so disappointing to have to move when you didn't want to, but I hope it turn out to be a good thing in the end and that eventually you will have your own home one day. In the meantime enjoy being with your parents .. that can be a blessing too!

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Thank you all for the encouraging words here! I appreciate them very much. My blog friends rock!

Nancy said...

Hey! Just got around to reading this today, and boy did I need it! I can completely sympathize with you on this one! I hear your heart and I know your struggle. I have done really well the last few months "waiting on God" to find us a home. But now that the new year is here, the search has resumed. I looked at a house this morning; it was nice, but not sure it's "us." I was feeling really discouraged, wondering if we're ever going to find "our" house. :) This post was a great reminder that God's timing is perfect and waiting on Him is never wasted time or energy. Plus, it reminded me again to do the best with what I have now for my family.

Thank you, dear friend, for being such a great example of faith. You are a treasured part of my life.