Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Well, two weeks went by and nothing on the house. We settled in for a nice long wait. We knew the market was bad and this would take some time...no calls, no interest. Last week we got a call. She walked through, said she would take it-the papers are in order and I have around 20 days to get my little self not to mention the husband, 5 boys, dog and goldfish to a new location! President Uchtdorf said about his calling that he felt "joyfully overwhelmed." I hope it appropriate to say this is exactly how I feel. I am so grateful that I didn't have to show it over and over and that a really sweet family who is excited to move here get to. A few minutes ago we rented the greatest little house in Monroe. It is a huge acre of yard with mature climbing trees (the thing I was most sad about leaving was my trees), fruit trees, cute little house (and I do mean little-they say love grows best in little houses, I will let you know if that is true), a huge garage so we don't have to rent a storage unit---it's just going to work out really well. I feel so blessed, but a little teary about leaving my home. 8 years ago I talked my cute hubby into buying it even though it was a total dump and we have worked hard to make it a nice home. Four of my sons have come home from the hospital (or another country) to this house. My parents are right across the street and my children have grown so close to them this is hard on all of us. But, there is peace in my heart knowing that we are going the right way for us and just a huge amount of gratitude that the Lord has helped direct us. So this may be all you hear from me for awhile, but if they have the internet in Monroe I will be checking in soon.