Friday, September 4, 2009

Here We Go Again!

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!

11 comments:

Susan said...

I know you are thrilled to be getting into a permanent home again. I am the opposite of you, though; from a little girl all the way through these 24 years of marriage, I have moved every 3 years or so, with the exception of our time on staff at our church in TX. We lived in our little house there for 8 years. Now that both boys are in college, Wes is wanting to downsize to a smaller house - but I am just now getting my craft room! We've decided to wait a year to move, to see how things go, but if we move, we'll have been in this house 3 years. On it goes . . . one day I'll get to Heaven and won't move again! :)

Enjoy your new home and making it your nest. And Happy Blog Anniversary! I enjoy reading your posts and am glad you're here! :)

Deborah said...

Praying the move goes smoothly, and looking forward to hearing from you once you're settled!

Shane and Kristy Davis said...

Praying for you! Moving is not an easy task... believe me, we've had our share. We've been married 9 years, and have moved 6 times! All to get to Canada!

I'm excited that you get to be near your parents... Look forward to seeing pictures of your new settled life:) Tell Noelle that I'm excited with her about that closet!

BECKY said...

Wow, I mean WooHoo, no I mean how great is our God????? I am just thanking and praising Him for this wonderful blessing for you, my sweet bloggy friend!! What a great adventure this Christian life is for us, huh? Right when we think we have everything all figured out, He just up and amazes us and shows us that WE DON'T KNOW NOTHIN'! I am so excited for all of you! I got goose bumps reading this, and am just busting with joy for you!!

Hurry back and tell us all about it!

Love and big hugs, gal,
Becky

Mrs. C said...

I am so glad that God has provided a wonderful home for your family! It will be so much fun to get all settled in. :)

Happy Blog-i-versary to you! Your posts have been a blessing to me. :)

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Congratulations on the new home! Will be looking forward to seeing pictures when you get "settled"!

I have to admit I'm more than a tad envious of that full basement!!!! You know how I am with storms! I have always thought how wonderful it would be to have a full basement where I could go in bad weather and just go about my business as usual.

Enjoy!

Love ya,
Marilyn...in Mississippi

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I am so happy for you! God's ways are always best and He always opens windows for you when you think the doors are closed. Hope your move is going well and you can post pictures when you get some time! Enjoy!

Butterfly Lady said...

Oh! Dear friend, I understand the thing about moving. I don't like to pack for vacation, much less packing to move. We are praying for you and can't wait to come make some of those memories with you!!! Love you, Lisa

HOPE said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Your new home..and a great post!

I enjoyed the testimony of God's care and your heart in it all...

God bless...as you SETTLE in.

HOPE~

BECKY said...

Hi Sweetie!! Just thinkin' about ya and want to let you know!! Hope all is going well with your move! Can't wait til you're back with us!!

Love and hugs,
Becky

BECKY said...

OK Missy! It has been far too long since we've heard from you!! Blogland has lost some of it's sunshine and we need you back!!
Everything ok? You can always email me at holidayinthesun_1@yahoo.com!!
Love you and am praying for you!
Becky