Friday, October 21, 2011

I See It! The Light at the End of the Tunnel!!

Well this week has certainly gone quickly!  I have spent a lot of time down in our new area this week for this and that and it is feeling a bit more familiar to me.  Tuesday's Bible study was good.  I am amazed at how Jonah's story and this study is going along with my emotions and thoughts right now so perfectly.   Wednesday I had an almost 'normal' day - except for the fact I couldn't go home without driving an hour!  I volunteered at school to set up the book fair.  There were 3 other moms that did too.  Christina, who just moved here in July from New Jersey (From Bon Jovi's town!!!!) and I hit it off.  While setting up I asked her if she wanted to help with the Spring Fling Thing with the auction - I was meeting with another mom after the library set up in order to get details about what the Auction Coordinator job entailed.  So Christina stuck around and heard the spiel and we are going to work on it together.  Also, while talking we discovered that we both had been invited on Thursday morning to go to a mom's breakfast.  LOL  I think God wanted us to meet, maybe?  Thursday's breakfast was fun.  I met 3 additional moms and there were 3 there that I had already met.  Got lots of advice on moving/selling an empty house/etc.  All 7 of us had moved here from somewhere else.  It is definitely easier to meet people here than in other places I imagine.  Since there are so many new people - the new people can all be friends.  LOL. 

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 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.

Matthew 6:25-34

Do Not Worry
     “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?     “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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