We are OUT of our old house and into the new one now. Thanks to my wonderful husband and mom-in-law we have had a speedy move out of the old place. Though we now have to unpack some of our things so we can live (and make Christmas cookies! 🙂 ) we’re done and out and it’s a wonderful feeling. Yesterday I left what had been our home for almost 3 years, and I cried. Not because I was sad that it was my last time leaving for work from that house but sad because of what it all means. Sad to be closing a chapter on our life that didn’t end the way we would have liked for it to have ended.
God is so good, though. Our “new” home is just what we need. We’re now in the little area of Osseo, in another parsonage that actually sits even CLOSER to the church then what we’ve been living, but it’s no big deal! There are a lot of quirky things in the house (like, it appears light switches were an after-thought as they are not at all in logical places, and the only way to get upstairs is to go through the downstairs bedroom) but we’re so thankful to be there, so thankful for the generous folks at the Osseo church to offer it to us and are only ask that we pay for utilities and whatever (little) we can afford for “rent.” They have been so helpful to us–the house was clean, warm and the fridge was turned on. They have said to us through this whole process they’re just glad they can help. Wow. When you’re not used to Christian behavior it’s even sweeter when you do experience it. They have been a true God-send to us, and we are so very thankful for them. If you think about it, pray for these kind folks and ask the Lord’s blessings on them today.
I think we have most of the things done that need to be done when moving locations. The TV guy is coming out today to hook us up! 🙂 We were “forced” into conversation last night! 🙂 🙂 I had to chuckle…
I’m so thankful for my husband and mom-in-law. They’re slaving away with packing, unpacking and cleaning the old house while I sit at my cushy office job. My husband has done little things to help me transition better. He made sure to get out our Advent candle holder and put the candles in it so we can use it despite the chaos going on around us. He put our bed together and my mom-in-law put all the sheets and bedspread on it so it was done and ready when I got home last night. Though the downstairs bedroom is awkwardly placed, my husband thought about his pregnant wife who gets up a lot during the night to potty and knew it wouldn’t be good for me to climb up/down the stairs. These are just a couple things that are sticking out for me right now. They are dear and wonderful people.
I’m thankful for the rest of our family, who have upheld us in prayers, called us regularly to check up on us. We couldn’t be getting through this w/out all of them (you!). The same is true of our friends. God is embracing us through the arms and words of those who love us. Thank you for allowing yourself to be used in this manner. We are also not completely forgotten by folks at our “old” church. Those who loved us (and have also left the church) have been checking up on us and praying for us and offering help with moving, etc. God is so good to us all the time.
I hope to take some photos of our new digs this weekend and will hopefully get them posted on here! 🙂 Until then, have a happy day!!