I have to say, if you would have told me 4 months ago that my life would look the way it does right now, I may not have believed you. If I told you everything that has happened over the last 3 months, you wouldn’t believe me. In fact, everyone who has asked me what’s going on, all I can say to them is… “maybe one day I’ll write a novel…”
Anyways… Our living situation (at my parent’s house) is not a secret to any of you. As nice as it has been to save a ton of money these last 6 weeks, we are more than ready to be in a home of our own again. So, when life hands you lemons…drive to Birmingham!
On Sunday, we decided to drive to Birmingham after church to get out of town for a while and spend some time as a family. A house that we have been kind of interested in happened to be having an open house and so we figured we would go and check it out. I prayed really hard all day that God would reveal to me if this were “the one.” I prayed multiple times and prayed very specific prayers. He gave me an answer, but it wasn’t exactly the one I wanted to hear at the time.
We got to the house and absolutely hated it. We were so bummed and felt like we had wasted an entire trip there. Of course, the neighborhood was beautiful and had a cute little park that we played at for a while (which was a big hit with Hamp), but still. It was disappointing. Until…
We drove back home and went to life group. When we told a couple of our close friends where we had been, they were pretty adamant that we needed to stay in our city. It really made me question everything. Honestly, when I am feeling uncomfortable in a situation, I run. It just seems easier. So, things are not that great right now. And I want to run.
The difference is, I have an incredible husband who is a rock. He is amazing. I have been able to cry, yell, panic, and every other emotion you can think of and he listens, loves me and helps me think level-headed through the insanity. He has helped me tremendously. I also have my two babies who have kept me laughing through the chaos. I am very thankful for these three blessings of mine. I don’t know what I would do without them. They are my everything.
hat (on sale!)
My family is going to be just fine. We will find a house – eventually. We will all get used to our new normal. Things will calm down. This is life in the world we live in. “Satan comes around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” Even the ones who live right. But our God is greater. Fast-forward to the end of this story: He wins. The rest doesn’t matter. I am thanking Him for reminding me of that in the midst of this storm. I was getting too comfortable in a sinful world before.