I can hardly believe that in 48 hours we will be standing in our new home. This has been a long journey for us. For those of you who have been reading this blog this past year, you know how long of a journey. When you are in the middle of waiting on the Lord-- His timing and His ways-- never seem to make any sense. But typically (not always) when looking back you see His goodness.
I am so thankful for a patient husband who balances this "I gotta do everything right now" girl (it's a Smith family motto/curse). I'm thankful that during the waiting Chris always tempered me to wait, instead of my usual reaction of doing everything in me to control the situation.
The wait has been worth it.
In 46 hours the movers will arrive to move everything out of this house. And we will begin a new journey. One that will be filled with new challenges, new joys, new laughter, new memories, new milestones.
Since starting to pack there have been bittersweet moments. When I think of all that has happened in this home in four years I feel tired, want to sob, want to laugh... want to stay there a while just remembering. This house and the memories aren't perfect. But they are our memories. The beginning of our family.
Truly I can't wait to see what's on the other side of 48 hours from now. I feel like it has to be good. Why else would there have been so much opposition the past 11 months?
With all that said, I might be a bit absent on this blog this week. Truthfully I've been a bit absent the past month as all this has been in process. But I promise I'll be back. I have several blogs brewing.
If you think of it, please be praying for us-- when moving (and particularly selling a house) there are so many little details, that have to be worked out: new owners renting back from us, final closing, disconnecting everything, reconnecting everything, movers, packing, unpacking... and let's not forget a very active and wildly walking one year old.
Love y'all. Talk with you very soon.
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