Jeff has had management training this week. He has had some evenings where they've all gone out for dinner making him get home pretty late. I am glad that he has had some social stuff though. He hasn't really had a chance for any of that - just work.
The kids are hanging in there. They are so excited to move. And their prayers are so sweet lately. They are begging God for our house to sell. They ask Him for our new house to get done quickly and safely. Emily is excited to be a library helper once a week - she gets to go and help the 'little kids' find books - right up her alley. Evan is going to his friend's birthday party on Sunday so he is excited. Emily did come to me crying this week because she doesn't have one good friend like everyone else. I had to explain to her how it takes time to make good friendships. I've encouraged her to sit and talk to the girls and ask them about themselves, etc. Emily wants to run and play games at recess, but a lot of the girls want to sit and talk. She doesn't understand why she isn't getting to know anyone, but she isn't spending the time/making the effort to get to know them. I told her to pray and ask God for a friend - I have been praying that for her - and for me too! He WILL provide.
The light at the end of the tunnel has appeared. Lots of preparations in order to get our stuff moved and utilities at the new house and things back in order at Tony & Sue's. I imagine now I need to be on guard for not becoming overwhelmed with all I have to do. After 10 weeks of not having many responsibilities at all it will be an adjustment I'm sure to get back into the groove. To drive by the house now I already find it looking like OUR house...it is familiar... I am ready to live there. I am excited. It is neat that we have had this 'layover' here at Tony & Sue's so we could adjust to the idea of living here more before we actually do. Does that even make sense? I also know now that we were supposed to build - if we would have purchased an existing home we would have already had two house payments here on top of the ones at home. I love confirmations...and I am thankful that the Spirit is allowing me to see them. So on Wednesday Sue and I will leave and drive to Evansville. (Apparently after only making it an hour and a half before getting so sleepy I couldn't drive on our last trip home, Jeff thinks I need a driving buddy!) I will be with the movers on Thursday and Friday. I will have cleaning and a few repairs to do in the house. Looking forward to staying at my mom and dad's - my dad is off work those days - and hanging out with Kendra who is a pro with movers coming in! On Saturday morning my mom, Judy, Sue, and I will head back with my plants, flammable stuff, and perishable stuff. Can you imagine the 4 of us in the van for 9 hours....gonna be a lot of laughing I am sure - and maybe a few potty stops....and maybe some shopping...we might make it back...maybe... We close on October 31st and move in on the first of November to start the season of thankfulness :) Judy and my mom are going to stay through Thursday so they can be with us when the truck arrives and help unpack. So thankful for that!
This week I read in my devotion book that: anxiety is the result of envisioning the future without God. So when the thoughts of anxiousness have come this week about the future I have rested thinking 'but He will be with us, so it will be ok.' Such a simple concept, but it was presented in just the way that made sense to me. I also stopped by to talk to Rachelle this week at the model home and she said the simple phrase 'worrying won't fix anything or accomplish anything' - something like that. Anyway, yeah, you have heard that a billion and a half times right? But, I really focused on that. No, it won't DO anything.