Saturday, July 13, 2013

Our Life {a tiny update}

Oy, our life...on one hand I feel incredibly blessed, on the other hand and two feet I feel overwhelmed.  We are officially moved out of our house, bittersweet.  We moved everything to a storage unit last week in Ohio.  As of Monday, we are now living with our very gracious friends in their home.  We have taken over their basement, and their pool.  I am praying we find ourselves in a season of rest, and easiness.  Our poor kids don't know which way is up, and I sometimes don't know either.

At the end of July I will be finished working.  I have great, wonderful, flexible, understanding bosses.  They have made a lot of our transition easier for me.  I am training my replacement right now, and she is going to work out wonderfully, so that brings me a lot of peace.  But I am so looking forward to August, and being a stay-at-home mom again, indefinitely.  I want to just pick and go places without having to worry about babysitters, and schedules, and all that hoopla.  Good thing I only work 15 hours a week now, I would be a wreck at full time.  Props to all you full-time couples! 

We closed on our house on Wednesday.  I am excited for the new family to move in, yet sad to leave.  I have had many pity parties, and full on ugly cry's about this house.  I am not upset to leave the physical house, it's more the memories made in the house.  Which I know over time will come with me, but right now I feel like they are staying behind.  Can you tell I was born and raised in the same house all of my life?!  My dad still lives in that house!  But I am trying to be as peppy and realistic with my kids as possible.  So we have been talking a lot about what we will miss, what we loved, and what we are looking forward to in our next house. 

So other than moving on, moving in, and moving out of state in the next 2 months, you know life is great.  Actually life goes on, and I feel God is telling me to "lean in."  When I get overwhelmed with anxiety, what-if's, and oh my words, I hear the Spirit whisper, "lean in."  So I am trying my best at leaning in, truthfully I am doing more of a trust fall, but you know lean, fall, it's all the same.       

The only other thing is we are gathering a group of people to basically join forces and be a prayer team for us as we move into church planting.  You don't have to pray together, just commit to praying for us and our specific needs.  We are still working out what that all looks like, private blog, email, etcs.  So I am putting my feelers out for anyone that wants to legit join our prayer team.  We appreciate all and every prayer that is said on our behalf, but we also know we are asking for a big commitment from some of you, like everyday pray for us.  Truthfully, if you are like I would love to, but right now I have a lot on my plate, we get it.  No worries.  But for those that can make the commitment would you email me or Eric, or private message me on Facebook.

Here is what else we have been up to...

-Molly went to stay with mom and step-dad for 2 weeks in New York! 
Saying goodbye to Daddy!

I had a whole week with this one! 

Then Lucy and I flew out to New York!  Lucy got to stay for a week with Molly!

This was before I left for the airport...I feel like this picture is totally worth a 1000 words!

Eric and I made in back in time to watch the fireworks in our tiny village! 

As nice as it was having a break, it was even nicer to see my kids again! 
I am incredibly thankful for my parents taking their vacation to hang out with my kids! 
This was our last Sunday in our house
Poor Lucy was having a hard time napping somewhere different,
she went and went until she could go no more!

Thank you all for your endless support, kind words, and prayers.  Most of you know July is a terrible month for my family to begin with, so having a lot of change and transitions happening during a month associated with pain is hard.  So to you I say I a very humble thank you.  

1 comment:

Zion said...

Glad to hear things are coming along. I totally understand all the emotions of leaving a house. I still miss our old house, but I know we are where we need to be. I can't wait to see what is in store for you all.