Painting, Packing, & Unpacking Oh My!


Our front door!

We got our keys to our new place a week ago today, we have been packing and unpacking, Scraping wallpaper and painting. It has been very busy but we are enjoying every minute of it. We are far from done but we are making some head way. Tonight is going to be our first night in our new place I am so excited!!!

I know when we struggle it is so hard to feel like the encouragement of others is anything more than just words. A few years ago when Dave had his second layoff and we had sold our house and anything else of any value and were still struggling I could not have imagined this day. I had hope in God but I struggled with hoping for anything better. I would say maybe this is as good as it gets, maybe God wants us to be content with this and there is never anything better. The truth of it is He did want us to be content in Him wherever we were and that was a journey.

Loss of any kind is hard but with God he can carry us through it and bring us out on the other side of it. As I look at my life the hardest things I have had to deal with have helped me grow the most. Now, don’t get me wrong I have not embraced all of my struggles, most of the time I have reacted with, “Please not me, why me, take this from me…” Over time I come to a place of contentment and acceptance and realize that even through the worst of it I can look back and see God carrying me even though at times I felt alone. Wow, all of that to say that if you are struggling through something God can bring healing and He can do more than you can ask or imagine.
Just a few years ago I could not have imagined this move!

Our back door!

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