i’m a myriad of emotions as we approach the closing date for selling our first home.
transitions have always been hardest for me.. in college, i would dread leaving home each summer to move back on campus—yet, as soon as i was there and settled, i rarely went home and didn’t even really miss it. in the spring, when it was time for me to move back home, i would dread that–yet once i got there, i was happy to be home and didn’t miss my college life.
it’s those pesky “in between” moments that get me.
they make me anxious. they make me grouchy. and they make me focus on myself WAY too much.
it’s the unknowns for a planner, like my Type-A-self, that boil my nerves. yet, i recognize that those worries or insecurities aren’t from the Lord and they are only dragging me down.
all that to say, i’m going to try really hard to pray my way through this transition time. we don’t have a new house as of yet and our plan, God-willing, is to move in temporarily with jon’s parents (thanks, in-laws!).
while, i’m fighting through the lows of facing a big change, i’m still embracing my sentimental feelings about our first house.
i love that painting. it is my life’s motto, i think: “Trust that the Wind knows where it’s going”
it was where jon and i started our married life,
brought home our babies,
where they first crawled, walked, talked,
where we first decorated our own space and developed our personal style.
a favorite DIY paint-job of mine was our kitchen “stripes.” we used the same color but one is flat and one is shiny finish.
we saved time, money, and heartache by only wall papering 3 of the walls in the bathroom. i love how it reflects in the mirror.
it’s a place with lots of special memories for our family and i think it’s ok to feel emotional about leaving it behind.
BUT we are also anticipating the way God will be glorified in finding us a NEW house where many more beautiful memories can be made!
thanks for your prayers ~
i will be taking a 2 week blogging break starting Aug. 1 to focus on packing and “transitioning” well. there will be a fun mini series of guest posters, though, who will be sharing their favorite summer traditions. i’ll miss you dearly!