Friday, March 12, 2010

My CRAZY week!

Hello world!  It's been many a day since I have even logged into Blogger!  If you know me well, you know that there is something wrong with that!  Even if I don't write a blog every day, I always read the blogs in my dashboard...that is, until this week.  I feel like I've been through an emotional and physical rollercoaster ride in the middle of a tornado.  Like the visual?

If you all remember in my last post we were in Texas for "vacation" and found out that our house had sold with being on the market for less than 3 weeks.  We were floored and then scared!  We expected a few months to get ready for this type of change.  As soon as the wheels of the plane hit the tarmac we were off on a crazy whirlwind of an adventure to find a house in order to not end up homeless!  (Of course our wonderful friends offered up for us to stay with them, but it's always better to only have to move once!)  We searched everything we could find online and came up with some houses we wanted to walk through.  We ended up walking through houses Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights until 9:30 to 10:00.  Needless to say we were so exhausted each night mentally that we went straight to bed when we got home!

Do you know how sometimes God asks you to trust him and you feel like you're being stretched beyond?  But you know there is a reason and that God has a plan?  Well I kind of felt like that.  (I feel like I've felt like that a lot in this past year...)  We just couldn't find the right house for us in the end of town that we wanted to live.  And I was getting a bit emotional about it.  I usually like to think I have a level head in most circumstances, but this was just too much!

After many prayers we put an offer in on a house and after a couple negotiations back and forth, they eventually accepted our offer!  YAY!!!  We found out last night and it was such an amazing feeling.  We offered what we had agreed would be the most we would spend, which was quite a bit lower than their asking price, so we thought they would give us an immediate NO WAY(!!), but after 3 or so hours we got a call that they had accepted!  God is so good!  This house is perfect for us and I'm thrilled!  The owners go to our church and so do the next door neighbors, although since it's such a large church, I don't know either couple.  Everyone here at work that knows them, says that they are both wonderful couples!  I'm so excited to have nice neighbors!! :)  That makes a big difference in a neighborhood!

I know I reminisce a lot on here, but I can't help but look back on last year at this time, when Jonathan was working at a temp job, I hated my job and we were scraping by.  There would have been no way that we would have believed that we would be moving to a beautiful new house (with a basement! for some reason most houses here don't have basements) in just a year!  God has been so good to us.  I feel like we've been through some serious growth in this past week learning to trust.  Isn't it funny that learning to trust is such an on-going thing? 

I'm sure life will be crazy over these next 3 weeks due to packing and moving, but hopefully I can get some time to relax and catch up on my blog reading!  I feel so "out of the loop" not knowing what all my blog friends are up to! :)


Janine said...

YAY!! Cannot wait to see pics of the house!! Where is it? When do you move in? I am so happy for y'all...such a relief, I am sure.

Chelsea said...

How exciting!! Congratulations!! Yes ma'am... God is good!

Kaz and Amy said...

Yay! The Lord is so good! Good luck moving!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to get busy preparing it for you!