We’re moving. Yes. Again. I know. We said that the Pleasure Palace was the final stop. But we were wrong. We finished a pretty grueling week of meeting with the couple buying the house last Tuesday, coming back Thursday with their parents, waiting on prequalification, and then hammering out a purchase agreement last night. Today we then went to the couple we’re buying the house from and went through the same thing with the purchase agreement.
We are poised to be moving in 30 days. That’s right. THIRTY. To pick up, pack up, and move. It’s going to be a great place for us to settle down. In the heart of Spring Arbor. Walking distance to SAU. Our new back yard backs up to the playground at Grace’s school. Most of her friends live in the neighborhood and can play together. Our friends are there. Oh, I forgot to mention that it also has an inground pool and 8 person gazeebo in the back yard. Plus we’ll be adding a hot tub. So, the next thirty days will be pretty wild.
Many people have asked me why we are moving. They watched us buy this house and hear us say that we were settling down here forever. This would be the place we finally chill out and rest. Truth told, it was. That’s what we believed and hoped for. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned along the journey is that life is never what you think it’s going to be. Once you think you’ve got it figured out, life throws you a Tim Hardaway cross over dribble. The key is to take it one day at a time and go where life takes you.
I could wax eloquen on how as we are looking back at how the last five months have transpired, we can really see clearer how God has been working this all out. I don’t have the time or space to do it now. But isn’t it interesting how after the storm, after the trial, after the race, things get clearer. Focused. Make sense. Sometimes we get the privilege of seeing and understanding. That’s what I see and sense in this season of life. We are being offered a great opportunity to live somewhere that will be hugely beneficial for our family. We can’t do it without selling our house. In a market where our friends have had their house listed with a real estate agency for 18 months with no sale, we sold ours without one in two. And this house was on the market for 18 mos before we bought it. Coincidence? Or maybe providence.
I will never proclaim to understand the mysteries of God. That’s the beauty of it. It’s a mystery. Instead, I will do my best to lead my family to help position them in the best place to succeed and grow. And in that do my darndest to listen to that still small voice. Failing frequently. But still efforting. And see where life takes us.
Life is pretty interesting these days. Busy. But blessed. And I’m thankful for the next season. Coming quickly. In 30 days.