My Week of Insanity!

For those of you who have sold a house while maintaining a normal schedule with children and life, my hat’s off to you.  It is not for the faint of heart! My summer has been full of decluttering, preparing, cleaning, and “staging” my house while remembering that 3 adorable little boys continue to live in it. They seem to be doing just fine with everything, however I am sort of a basket case!

I’ve been drinking extra coffee and drinking in extra grace…so thankful for both!   Through it all, I know my God has been with me, and I won’t lie, I’m pretty sure He’s held me up and wound me up like the energizer bunny at times in order to get things done because I have been going NONSTOP and I have no idea how it’s all come together! And I’m very thankful for His strength.

I’m also very thankful for awesome neighbors who have offered up their home as a place of refuge during showings and who have offered to help when they can. Last week was a huge challenge for me: we put our house on the market, my husband worked very long hours, t-ball was in full swing, showings started, and we were quite possibly out of the house more often than we were in the house!  And for a homebody, that is not easy.  My house became something like a museum for others to enjoy rather than our comfortable home. So to those of you who have been praying for me, let me say a big fat THANK YOU!  One day, hopefully very soon, things will settle down (before they get crazy again with the actual move) and my mind will stop spinning.  Until then, I’m thankful for His faithfulness and that He never lets go of me.

“You Never Let Go” by Matt Redman”

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me”



Movin’ Right Along…


I guess it’s time to tell you why I’ve been a little stressed.  Being a military family, we’re used to moving, and it’s that time again.  We’ll be moving in the fall, but I’m already gearing up for it by working on big projects (I despise having to take unfinished projects to the next place!) and also, even bigger than that, getting our house ready to sell.  I love my house. I LOVE my house.  It’s the first house we’ve owned and I’m going to miss it.  It’s also the first house we’ve needed to sell, and as any of you who have sold a house know, it’s stressful.  Right now, I’m in the purging and cleaning and organizing phase prior to listing it, but I want my house to look its best to potential buyers.

Have I mentioned I also have 3 boys? Pray for me. Hehehe.

I apologize if my posts are more sporadic and even slightly distracted.  That’s just where my head is during this crazy time.  I’m a wee bit overwhelmed, though I do feel peace in my heart.  It’s fun to move to a whole new place, a whole new adventure, but it’s also a lot of work.  And it’s sad thinking about leaving friends and an area of the country we’ve grown to love and enjoy.  So, we just won’t think about it.  Instead, we’ll think about my art supply hutch that needs a good purging.  And the awesome squadron posters that need to be framed so they’re ready to go up on the wall in the next place.  I’ll dream about a new house we’ll call home and the fun adventures we’ll have exploring a new area.

And, I’ll lean on the everlasting arms.