Tuesday, October 18, 2011

without looking out my window...

I can assure you, it's really "pouring" here. It started to trickle about a month ago, when we signed a contract to sell our house. A nice sweet mist of a rain that filled us with excitement...oh, we all grabbed our umbrellas and golashes and danced! Singing in the rain, for sure!
And then the boxes were being dropped off, and deadlines were being set, and home inspections, and home repairs, and the fear that our kids are going to "break" someone else's home as we continue to live in it. Had to take our boots off, and park the umbrellas in the tub to dry...playtime was over. Now we watch from the window...as it continues to rain.
Oh, and the dryer broke...6 months after warranty. (crack of thunder/shot of lightening.) We're making due for a few weeks until the part comes in...still raining...the ducks are loving this!
And there are estimates to obtain...from insurance, to work at the new place...many phone calls and meetings...getting tired of dashing in and out of the rain.
Appraisals, and title searches, and "amounts your expected to pay," and many other businessy things that go with the blessings of a new home. The storms are keeping me up at night. And needless to say, I'm finding it hard to stay "present" for much...including this blog.
On top of everything going on...a good friend invited me to her bible study. She knows better than anyone that I've got NO TIME for it what.so.ever. And that's exactly why, I think, that she invited me anyway. Because, in the middle of this crazy storm, she's reminding me to focus and be present for the One who is going to carry me through it all. Thank you good friend for reminding me of that. This is such a temporary stage in our lives. A beautifully wonderful blessing...to be able to purchase and make this new home "our" home. God is so good. And in all the pitching/sorting/boxing/donating/cleaning/organizing/hanging clothes on the line again/scheduling/money shifting/praying/exhaustion...I can be certain that God is leading me. If I listen, and let him.

"The joy of the Lord is my strength" ~Nehemiah 8:10

May my days, my actions, my reactions be pleasing to the Lord that he gives me the strength to get through this crazy storm.

7 comments:

amber said...

We just went through this so it's fresh in my memory. Hang in there, it will be over before you know it.

Only One said...

Even though I'm not going through those exact things, there is truth in all you say. When we turn anything/everything over to the Lord, it's all okay. If I can just start doing that earlier in the process, maybe I wouldn't go so long without sleep. Hang in there, can't wait to see the new digs.

Martha said...

I love hearing your voice Singing in the Rain, Jamie! :) You keep up your good work with your beautiful household and you'll be relaxing in your new house before you know it! Love you!

Anonymous said...

The sun'll come out...tomorrow!
G'Ma

Amber said...

Blessings and prayers to you!!

Barb said...

I am looking forward to hearing all about your new house...it will happen before you know it!

Stacie said...

You are funny. I went on a business trip in DC a long time ago and it poured down rain and went we went into the memorials it would slow down, when we left it picked up. anyways... My coworker looked up at heaven and SCREAMED is that all you got... And you know what it wasnt... God sent BUCKETS of rain down on us. We walked in the lincoln memorial laughing b/c we had to ring our clothes, shoes and socks out b/f going in. So, let the rain come b/c it means that there is a rainbow coming. Let me know if you want me to watch the kids while you pack.