Tuesday, January 24, 2012
fear and faith
Even though I know this is SO true, it's still incredibly hard for me to accept sometimes. I feel like this move came at the worst possible time. School started over a week ago for Eric and it's his last semester, he'd only been young men's president for 6 months, we were locked into our lease until September, he had a secure job, I have been so busy with hair, etc. I can go on and on with all of these ridiculous excuses, but the biggest deal for me is that I'm happy living here. Sure I hate the snow, but there's snow where we are moving so I don't get to escape it. I LOVE my friends here! In fact, my friend's little boy was so upset when he realized we're moving the day of his basketball game so we won't even be able to go watch him play! How sweet is that? He melted my heart and made me cry at the same time :) Anyway, I've feared the unknown. I'm scared to start over! Why now? How is it all going to work out?
The Lord knows better than me, and He knows what is best for me. It is crazy how everything has fallen right in place to make this move possible. In the first week of making our decision to take the job offer, we found a place to rent (a town home with a 2 car garage and no loud upstairs neighbors, woo woo! I'll share pictures of our place once we're settled in), transferred schools for Eric (which was a total pain, but we figured it out), worked it out with my salon to work part time each week, instead of leaving Eric for a whole week (since we'll only be 40 minutes away), refinanced the truck and went from a 10.9 to a 2.9 interest rate (that really has nothing to do with the move, but we were getting screwed with the interest rate), and started packing. The second week we got our contract taken over (this was the biggest stress for me, paying double rent was NOT an appealing idea), worked out the rest of the details of our move, and packed.
I am shocked at how smoothly everything has worked out. But we are truly blessed to have this amazing work opportunity for Eric. Even though it's a little scary, it's time I trust that the Lord is leading us down a path that will better our lives in ways I never could have imagined.
Posted by Courtney B at 6:29 AM