Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Current Happenings

I'm moving.
It's a big move from the West Coast to the East Coast.
It's an "it's about doggone time" move; the West Coast never felt like home.
It's been chaotically peaceful. Lots of moving parts, but yet everything moved like a well-oiled machine. I'm smart, and so is my husband, but we're not THAT smart. I attribute the peace to God.

Moving is emotional. I lived in my house for 16 years. Every piece of paper, every knick-knack, every stain has a memory associated with it. My brain naturally goes back to those memories. The sad ones seem to have more staying power, but the joyous ones are a reminder that life goes on.

I've moved.
I went through a range of emotions when I saw my new house again for the first time. A little bit of buyer's remorse (because it never looks like what you've imagined) and then excitement and acceptance. I'm in the stage now where we're unpacking and figuring out our design scheme. It's times like these I really miss my mother-in-law. She had a knack for these things, and I went along with it. I'm discovering her son (my husband) has the same knack, but it feels different coming from him.

Transitions are an opportunity for emotional growth, and boy oh boy has there been a lot of that. We're learning how to play again with our granddaughter. Life through a 4-year-old's eyes can be fun!  Invariably, every big change brings its challenges. It's at this point my faith is tested and exercised. I literally cling to God and His promises; that's where I am right now.

So it's been a good move; a challenging move; the right move. In all of it, I'm claiming a supernatural peace so I keep putting one foot in front of the other.

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

What's happening with you? Do you have peace?

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PS - I'm still going through boxes!


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  1. That is a big move! Congratulations and I'm so pleased that God kept you on an even keel. Moving house is one of life's most stressful events. Enjoy your new home.

  2. This is a big move and transition! May God continue to fill you with peace and joy as you unpack and adjust to the changes. Blessings!

  3. Moving is difficult and very emotional. When we moved, we said we are never doing it again, and I doubt we do.


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