|I look like the letter "L" in Hubby's size 12 cowboy boots.|
In my enthusiasm and joy I spoke too soon. I forgot that when most people read the words..."We are moving..." they think that the writer is in the process of packing up the house and...well...moving.
So in recent weeks we have run into friends and old work colleagues 4 different times who look at us in shock and say, "What are you doing here? I thought you moved!!"
Who can blame them? It is an understandable reaction. But, wow, if feels very weird and unsettling, you know?
I clearly spoke too soon. My excitement ran away with me and my fingers flew across the keyboard with abandon.
Yes, we are STILL GOING TO MOVE TO TEXAS this year. But I get the serious heeby-jeebies when I imagine walking buyers through this house we've been in for 19 years. I am ready to move on, yes, but the house is not ready. The list of repairs, paint and new appliances is long and costly.....and pretty much overwhelming.
I do not know when we will move. But it will be this year...gotta be this year. I am so ready! It is only January now and I hope that by summer we will be packing up and outta here. Pray for us? Thanks!
A few years ago when someone suggested we move to be near our grown son, my response was very negative. I knew we were finished in our current city but had no clue what was next for us. The idea of moving to "be near the kids" sounded like retirement...or giving up...getting old and done with life. So my answer was NO WAY. I will be 59 next month...not done...no where near finished!
But somehow, some way, I believe that God prepared my heart to hear the idea one more time and see that living near family does not mean I am giving up on life and meaning. No matter where we moved, we would be starting over and finding new direction...so why not begin the next adventure near my son and daughter-in-law?
So...I spoke too soon...but it is still happening...sometime in 2014. This beautiful home where we raised our two sons is going to get a bit of a make-over in the next few months and then we are moving on to the next chapter in our lives.....Thanks for your prayers.
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