Ken is off house hunting for our new abode this weekend. I am a mixture of excitement and anxiety to see what he finds for his family. He did really well the last time we were faced with this scenario of moving from one state to another. The Lord has also been so faithful with everything else concerning this move, so I'm pretty confident He'll pull it off and Ken will come home in triumph.
Then again, now we have kiddos and that changes what we can settle for. Kids need space and for that matter, me at home with kids requires a lot of space as well. I am a girl who enjoys having her sanity, and after living in a studio apartment for six months with two babies that equaled less than 600 sq.ft. I know what insanity looks like a little bit.
Another thing that is a bit against us this time is my total love for the house we are in right now. It is the nicest house I have ever lived in my whole life and it is perfect in so many ways. Will another house even be able to compare? Will my heart be able to openly welcome the new house without always comparing them? I know the new house doesn't have feelings, but I do and I don't want to go into a new one with a bad attitude at the start. That would end up making things miserable. I've been praying for the Lord to make my heart ready to say goodbye in so many settings, even in letting our current rental go to others. (haha, that sounds so pathetic, I know.)
So while I haven't been blogging much over the past few weeks, thoughts and more thoughts have been spinning in my mind. Now that the weekend has finally come for us to find our new house and find it in a matter of 2.5 days, I must let out some of the pent up thoughts and emotions or I might have a melt down.
It helps that my momma is in town while my hubby is away. I've been able to distract myself a bit and the girls just adore her. Makes for an easier weekend in general.
However, today is day one of house hunting and I can't ignore it any longer. It is time to pray and not to panic I keep telling myself.
To lighten things up though, Ken sent me this one last night.
He is such a joker. This one is around the corner from where he is staying and not even for rent I don't think, he just thought it would be funny, and it was, only because I knew it was a joke.
Then this morning he sent me this one.
Cute, but he said it was small. When asked how many bedrooms and price, he replied with "$650 2 br 800sqft". I wrote back, "ugh, too small". The end, so far.
Haven't heard anything since, but I'm sure he is hot on the trail of a great deal with lots of space and character. Although I've heard him equate the description 'character' to an 'ugly' reality. He's probably right, he's almost always right. For the right price though, and the right amount of space and a safe neighborhood, I can do ugly, I mean 'character'.
If you know us and know all the details of this move, please pray for us. He only has like one more day to look. Pray for favor with rental companies, etc. since we won't have jobs when we come down.