Hey y'all! Just popping in to give you an update. I'm sitting at my parents house. There are no longer beds at our house, so we're staying here until we move for good on Tuesday. Kids are napping and I it's so quiet. I've been a nervous wreck all day because John Taylor took the first load to Birmingham by himself! I really wanted to ride with him in the moving truck or at least follow him, but I had to stay here. I've been calling to check on him every 30 minutes and cried when he left. I've been very emotional the past few days. Packing, I've been getting sentimental when I come across baby items. I've also shed some tears during good-byes with friends. It's been rather hard on me. John Taylor seems to hide it better. :)
So, I took these pictures two days ago, but I am just getting around to posting them. Sorry for the poor quality --- they were taken with my iPhone.
Pretty much the view in every room at our house.
I guess when you move to a different city, your brain just takes a little vacation. The past few days, I've been zoned out...everything seems to be moving in slow motion. I have so many things to get done that I just run around in circles getting nothing done! Am I the only one who does that? I'll share with you some of the strange mishaps from the past few days.....
Poured me some coffee one morning and got in the car to take him to school. Bonus points if anyone can tell me what kind of cup I poured it into. Don't know if it was because that was the only one in cabinet because the rest were packed, or because I wasn't paying attention....
I also managed to:
--- Wander around Target for at least 20 minutes trying to remember what I was there for...finally remembering laundry detergent.
--- Spend 10 minutes on the laundry detergent isle trying to decide which one to buy since they didn't have our usual in stock.
--- Do 3 loads of laundry before realizing I was using FABRIC SOFTENER, not laundry detergent.
--- Run a red light.
--- Tell at least 5 people I would do something that I never had time to do.
I'm sure there were many others that I just don't remember.
"Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!" [ESV]
This was my memory verse for last week. So perfect. I've repeated this verse every morning, at least 10 times. Every time I've gotten sad about leaving my family and friends.....Be still.....
Every time I've gotten sad about Taz leaving his little friends and teachers......Be still, and know.....
Every time I've broken down and cried, feeling overwhelmed...Be still, and know that I...
Every time I've wanted to just scream because I want to stay here, where I am comfortable....
Be still, and know that I am God.
Seriously. Could not have gotten through this past week without God.
One of my favorite bloggers, Jon Acuff
, tweeted this today:
"Being aware of the story God is unfolding as he unfolds it, instead of realizing what was happening years later, is a gift"
When I saw this, I had just been thinking about how God had other plans for us. We didn't sell our house because perhaps we weren't meant to sell it yet. There is a reason. He had and has other plans. I'm not 100% sure what they are yet, but I do trust that He's got this. It brings tears to my eyes when I think about the past two and a half years in Mississippi. I wasn't sure what God had in store for us when we moved here, but now I see. I understand. And, it's truly amazing. My eyes are open to the part Mississippi played in our lives and I'm thankful for our time here. I now feel like it was only temporary and our time here was about learning. It was about growing. It was about healing. And now our time here is up. He has taken us as far as we can go here and now we must trust in what's next. I have a story and I hope to share it with you one day. Not to make you wonder, but all in His time. I want my words to glorify Him and I want my words to be right before God before I share. For now? I'm going to pray that I am aware of the story God is unfolding as He unfolds it, instead of seeing the bigger picture 2 years from now. :)
Thanks for reading, y'all! And, for all your prayers and well wishes as we move.
Labels: Faith, Life, Scripture