Friday, December 9, 2011

Home away...away from Home.

Our young family has so much to be thankful for this Advent. For years now our family has had a plan. The plan entailed doing what was necessary to establish ourselves near our family. I've written about this before, in regards to moving, job changing, and the importance of our children growing up near loved ones.

We had to trust a lot that the Lord would take care of us, that we were doing the right things, and that every time we changed directions that it only brought us closer to our goals. And now, in the past few weeks, it is amazing how quickly it is all coming together.

Our house sold yesterday. We put it on the market less than six weeks ago, and yesterday we signed a purchase agreement. Those who have tried to sell a house in the past five years know exactly what a miracle that is. We promptly sold our house, because another house is waiting for our family. A close family member had been considering changing living arrangements, and we agreed years ago that when the time was right, we would try to buy the property and raise our family there.

That time is now. 

So, if you're wondering what is going on with the lack of posts, there it is. We are in the middle of finalizing the sale of our house, collecting our things, arranging the purchase of another house, leaving our parents' house, moving ourselves and our three boys into our permanent home, and decking the halls with boughs of holly.

For a family that has been displaced so frequently, Advent holds particular significance for us. Soon we'll be entering into our own Nazareth.


Anonymous said...

amazing!! It's beautiful when God opens doors! We put our home on the market MONTHS before leah and dave..and theirs sold first..we have since taken ours off the market. Leah and Dave were supposed to make this big move, and God is calling us to a time of patience, trust, and just "blooming where we are planted" until he reveals a better plan for our family!! Where are you moving? Into one of the Grandmas homes? That would be amazing to be so close to Dr. and Mrs. No matter where you are, it is obvious that God has a clear and perfect plan for your family! So happy for you!!

Mallory said...

Thanks, Maria. We have had many years of practicing patience, knowing that so many of the places we've lived were going to be temporary. It's tough sometimes!!

We are moving into Mark's grandma's house. It's exciting and scary at the same time!