Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
1 Corinthians 3:17

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


No, I'm not referring to the lenses.
We sold our house this past weekend, and...we've got 10 days to vacate!
Remember that scene in Father of the Bride 2?
"He paid you $15,000 to be out of the house in 10 days?!?!?"
"I hope you took it, George!" said Brian's dad.

Yeah, that extra cash would be nice, but it didn't exactly happen that way. It's okay, though. 
We've felt God leading us in every way, and while we still don't have a permanent house to move into, we're marching forward in faith.
We do have a temporary place, and we're really thankful for that. I don't know how people move multiple times! It's crazy trying to get the timing of things to line up right!
I'm scared to death sometimes when I start to think of all the details that I don't have answers to.
But I have learned time and time again that God is bigger than my fears.

Truth be told, I'm having the hardest time dealing with chaos and mess in the house. I hate things out of place! 
But I hate packing things away, too, not knowing when I will see them again.
It's just stuff. I know.
But at the same time, it isn't.
It's processing, and memories, and wondering what the next place we call home will be. And when.
I wish this part was easier.
I wish transitions didn't shake you to your core quite so much.
I wish I had good pony tail hair. I have lazy curls that turn into a frizzy hot mess in this humidity, not the shiny, swingy hair I've always dreamed of.
Oops, that last "I wish" just slipped out on me.  =)

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.
Psalm 91:2


Heather Graham said...

Oh, bless your heart! We sold & bought a year and a half ago. We were in a similar situation - had to find something temporary until the home we were buying was ready.... with a newborn. Complete chaos! But - you are right... I can look back and see God's hand in it all. He truly does know the plans, we just have to trust! Praying for a peaceful move for you guys! So excited that you found my site & left your sweet comment! I'm excited to be following you back!!! :)

Hope you have a great (no stress) week!
Stringtown Home

tracie said...

Oh, that moment in Father of the Bride always made me laugh... but I can't imagine actually living it! 10 days seems way too soon. But congrats on selling your house, and good luck finding a new place!

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Kathie said...

Thanks for your kind words. Wishing you the best on your move and following along to see how it all goes!

Sennie said...

Praying for you, Bethany!! Are you staying in the area? Our move from last year is very fresh in my mind (((so much work))). We are finally getting to open some of our boxes...

The Mommist said...

Mr. Habib is quite a character. Lol! I'm sure you're going to find the best place that will be perfect for your lovely family. :-) Visiting from Bloggy Moms.

Jenny said...

Congratulations on selling your house! THAT is so exciting!!! Happy packing;)

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