Friday, September 12, 2014

Now What?

I've reached a weird stage in life.  I feel like I'm all grown up and now need to figure out what to do with my life.

It's not as though the kids are all grown and out of the house, but they certainly are much more independent than they used to be.

And it's quiet.  Oh so quiet.

In some ways I love the quiet.  In other ways I know the quiet isn't always good for me.  I constantly go back and forth between loving people and loving solitude.

So, I am looking for a job.  I am volunteering.  Women's Bible Study just started up again.  All good things.  But, it seems we are constantly searching in this lifetime.

I am reading "Carry On, Warrior" by Glennon Melton.  She talks about living a holey life.  As in, we are all born with a God sized hole in us and we are constantly trying to fill it with other things.  I love this lady.  She speaks to my life in a way that no one else has.  I can relate to so many things she talks about.  And, she's hilarious, which is always a plus because if you can't laugh at the craziness of this life you will lose your mind.

So, God is showing me a lot these days.  I am always grateful for His faithfulness.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A House and a Creek

We are buying a house!  What??  And, it's on a creek.  I don't know what I am more excited about, the house, or the creek?  I think both.  They just fit well together.

I grew up near a creek where I would go exploring all the time.  I would catch salamanders and crayfish using two cups.  I would sometimes try to keep them as a pet, but thankfully I knew better and eventually let them go.

So, today we go to the house for the home inspection.  Hopefully all will go well.  I CANNOT wait to be in our own place again.  This house we are renting has been such a huge blessing in so many ways, but it is a cold house and we are all ready to be warm.  When we went to look at the house we are buying the heat was cranking and the kids kept saying how warm it was.  Madelyn mentioned it again the other day, how warm the house was and how she can't wait to be in that house.  That's how cold this house is.  The upstairs here stays pretty warm, but downstairs can just be miserable.  Dan actually wore his winter coat the other day while he was watching basketball.  I don't know what it is.  We turn the heat up, but it just doesn't cut it.  Of course, by the time we move in we will probably be complaining about the heat, but that's okay.

We are so grateful for God's provisions since we have decided to move to VA and He just continues to provide.  I can't wait for the dogs to be able to chase the ducks at the creek and for the kids and I to be able to catch frogs!!  (Although I think I am more excited for that than they are.)