July 5, 2012

Home is Where your Heart is

Have you ever gone through a time in your life where you didn't have a place to call home? Sometimes when you move to a new place this can happen. Especially when the move is across country. I can remember feeling this way when we moved from North Carolina to Colorado. It was a looong drive, thank God we had movers help us. There was still a week or so when we stayed in a hotel and we didn't have an official place to call home. 

No matter how many times I've moved, the roller coaster never seems to get any easier. A little over a year ago we moved from Colorado to Nebraska and just a week ago we moved from Nebraska to Pennsylvania. 

My husband drove the U-haul towing his truck behind and I followed him in my car. Driving through Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio is a long boring drive. It's also pretty nerve wracking seeing your entire life's possessions bounce down the road ahead of you. I did a lot of praying during the drive.

I was so excited when the topography changed and we started driving through the Allegheny Mountains. There were so many winding curves!

We're buying a house in hopes to stay put for a little while. It's truly amazing how the Lord led us to the perfect place. The process was going so smoothly until we actually arrived in PA. We were supposed to close on our house July 2nd. Unfortunately the bank decided to tell us last minute there was work to be done before we could close.
This is one of the original buildings on the property. It's a cold-house that's no longer in use.

The original structure of this house is over 100 years old. It's unbelievable how picky the bank has been! I've worked harder in the past week then I have probably ever worked. It's been hot too! By a miracle all the work is finished and now we just need the appraiser to come back out.

We've been staying in a hotel but have had full access to the house. Because we don't know the area that well and we have our doggy Blanca, we are about a half hour away from the house. So every day we've been driving back and forth from the hotel to the house. Blanca of course is in love. It's hard to get her back in the car to go to the hotel. She loves playing in the creek and exploring the woods.

This process has definitely brought my husband and I closer to each other but also closer to God. It takes a lot of faith to believe that God's got it all figured out and He has a plan. His timing is always BEST! A song came on as I was working the other day called Blessings. Have you ever heard it? It's so encouraging if you may be going through a tough situation or maybe somethings not happening like you thought it would.

I'm happy to have gotten on here and posted. Internet access doesn't exist at the house yet and when I finally get back to the hotel I fall asleep pretty quick. Not to mention my iPhone stopped working! Talk about a disaster!!! I feel very disconnected to say the least and I've been very limited to where I can go since I use Google maps to get everywhere. I hope I can get to the Apple store soon to get it fixed, I think it's the antenna. I can't wait to catch up on all my blog reading. Hope y'all had a great 4th of July!

1 comment:

  1. I love the song, too. Many blessings to you and your husband as you begin this new chapter in a new place!


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