Yep, we are moving for the second time in four months!!! This is not me! I am a settled person. I love roots... All my life, I've had family and friends that moved around seemed like every time the wind blew and I would think, Why? Why would you move so often? One friend said that she and her husband hoped to build their dream home in a few years, and 'Settled Me' stood there thinking, 'I've been in your house, it's beautiful, you've brought your babies home there, what else could you dream of?' Moving is not wrong...I'm just not a fan of moving! It's really not the change that I dislike, I AM JUST A SETTLED PERSON! So, why move? Some people move due to jobs, family, downsizing, bigger house, better neighborhood, etc. Some folks choose to move in the name of adventure, and some people like me only move when it's necessary to move. There are good things about moving. When Scot and I were engaged to be married, every time he'd come home from New Orleans, I'd send a box or two home with him. I just liked sending part of me with him. Had it not killed me, I would have sent an arm here, a leg there... Not really! That was a good move! Moving back to Mississippi from Louisiana was a good move; tiring, but good! Moving from an old small trailer to our brand spanking new house in Golden was a wonderful move! And there is where my life's theme song "I Shall Not Be Moved" originated! I was going to live there until God moved me to Heaven! And then, several years later, God called Scot to preach. We didn't have to move even after that for several years. Even though my heart was broke, moving to Tremont in a parsonage was a good move, because I knew it was God's perfect will for us, so there was an excitement and a need to move. We kept our house for two years after we moved to Tremont, but it took up so much time to keep our three acres of land mowed and every time I'd visit the house, I'd see something else there that seemed to be going down. Three years ago, we sold our house, the house my daddy and my husband so lovingly built with their own hands, the house that I moved Noelle into as a toddler, and the house that I brought Cale home to when he was two days old. We sold our house so we could use our time better to serve our church family and to give us more time as a family. Do I regret it? I can honestly say that I don't, although if I dwell on it, I would be sad. Our last move was a very hard move. We needed to get out of the church parsonage, we had no home to move to, had lost an income, didn't even know where to look for a house, need I go on? But you know what? God just cuddled us up in His everlasting, ever loving arms and comforted us and laid us on people's hearts, and we just kept on doing what we knew to do and left the things we didn't know to do up to Him, and I am a testimony of God's grace and mercy today. I am a testimony to the fact that when you don't know what to do, just do nothing and God Will do what needs to be done. I am a testimony of God using what seems to be a bad circumstance for our good, just because we honor Him and love Him. We ended up renting a house on the same road I grew up on, which has been a blessing to me. The house is great, but small. In 24 years of marriage, one has lots of STUFF! Long story short...A family that I grew up in church with decided to sell their house to move closer to their children. This family is a very Settled, meticulous, caring family. They have taken extra good care of their home. The lady said that they had struggled with the decision of selling their home for the past three years, but the time never seemed right until this past spring. WELL, THERE WENT GOD AGAIN...LOOKING OUT FOR US!!! We didn't need that house three years ago, we need that house now! This family loved their house, had brought their babies home to this house, but, they love their children more than the material structure of the home and through God leading them, are now selling their home to us. So, as of this afternoon, Scot and I will sign the papers for our new house. By the way, the location is terrific, a little over a mile from my parents, it has a long trail on the land, which will be great for Cale to run on or to ride the 4 wheeler, or for Me to escape and have quiet time every now and then. Noelle is estatic to have a closet again! For over three months now, she hasn't had a closet. She did buy what we've called a closet on wheels, but it's just not the same. Her room also has a built in bookshelf, which she is thrilled about as well. It has a full basement and an office!!! If you know me well, you know that a library has always been on my wish list!!! I'm just happy to have all our STUFF in the same location. For the past few years, it's been scattered and stored. God is just soooo generous and good to us, and I am thankful. I am most thankful for the three other people that I will share the house with than for the actual house itself. I learned five years ago when we moved to the parsonage; It's not the house we live in, it's the people in the house! Now, this post must end. I have places to go and people to see, I have furniture and boxes to move, cabinets to fill, and memories to make!
Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods, which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
I will not have Internet service for a few days, but hopefully within a week to ten days, I will be back here. During that time, September 9th, I will celebrate one year at Life By George! Although there won't be any new posts for a while, you are welcome to reread some older post or maybe browse some of the first posts from a year ago. HAPPY FIRST BLOGGING ANNIVERSARY TO ME!
Pray for us at Life By George. Thanks for letting me share my special little part of the world with ya!