This blog has been quiet lately because our lives have been…well, normal—that is, to say, crazy!
Our house had been on the market since June, with the hope of selling it and moving out of state for PJ to attend seminary. We had set a cut-off date of December 1, at which time we were planning to postpone the move until after the baby is born this spring. Well, in the typical topsy-turvy, breathtaking way our lives seem to run, we got an offer on the house four days before we were going to take it off the market. It was a cash offer, and the buyers needed to close before the end of the year. So, it was exactly what we needed and in fact, exactly what we had prayed for. We packed the moving pods and were out of the house a week later. Crazy, I tell you.
Due to a mid-December closing date and the need for PJ to work in Fort Worth into the first week of January, we are now transient travelers, setting up camp with incredibly kind family and friends. We’ve stayed in two homes so far, with a weekend out of town thrown in the mix. It has been anything but easy (minivan repairs, living out of suitcases, sick people, moving day hassles, etc.), but by the grace of God we are making it.
If you pray for our family, thank you. Right now, you can thank God for providing the means for us to transition into full-time seminary and ministry, which has been our goal since before we were married. We are also so thankful for the many sweet people in our lives who are loving our family in countless ways through this transition. You can pray for our whole family, as we all highly value routine yet have lost all sense of one during these four weeks on the road. The kids are excited* about the move, as far as we know, but times of change have been particularly stressful and not always positive for them. So, please pray for their little hearts and minds as we wade through this next season that the Lord has begun.
We’ll be in Texas until January 5, after watching OU beat A&M in the Cotton Bowl on the fourth ;). Texas friends, let us know if you want to get together before we leave! Also, we’ve got a great car that needs a new home before January…who wants to buy a 2005 Honda Civic??
*We did find out several months ago that one of our children was quite fearful about the move, as said child had somehow become convinced that our new home was overrun with bears. We think this came about due to a 50 States puzzle depicting a bear in our new location. We’ve done our best to assure our little darling that bears will not be a concern.