Well, we have finally arrived at our move-out date. I have to say there have been times that I did not think that we would make it to this day. There were days when I thought our house would never sell and even after it “sold”, there were times when I doubted that it would ever officially be sold. There have been times when I thought we would not be able to find a place to go that would work for Jeff and me and the 2 Ps, and there have been times when I thought we would never get everything coordinated and packed up. However, like so many things in life, when we tackle something one step at a time, each of those small steps eventually make one giant step. God has repeatedly shown Jeff and me through this whole process that He does indeed have a plan and that He can make a way where there seems to be no way. No one will ever be able to convince me that God does not care about everything that happens in our lives, the big and the small. He wants to give all of us the desires of our hearts. Sure we have to put forth the effort to make it happen, but if we allow Him to, he will guide every step we take. I know without God’s help and guidance, none of this would be possible.
As I sit here and look at my surroundings, the house does not even resemble its former self. It seems so empty and void of personality. Instead of focusing on that, I choose to look at it like this. The house has been stripped down and is prepared for the new owners to have many years of happiness and to make memories here that will last a lifetime. We are all just stewards of the homes that God has blessed us with, and when the time comes, it is our job to relinquish them to the next people who will enjoy the space we once occupied.
The winds of change have definitely been blowing a lot around here, but we are very blessed to know that these winds are getting us one step closer to realizing our dreams. Change can be difficult and scary. Change is completely unavoidable. It is like the song says, “The only thing that stays the same is everything changes.” Jeff and I feel very blessed to be making this change together. We know that if we hold on together, nothing is impossible. So, as I end the last blog entry that will ever be written from this house, I want to remind you once again that nothing is impossible when we allow God to guide us, and we should always remember that God will never leave us or forsake us. When we remember these words and truly believe them, we can all have peace and PEACE MATTERS.
Below are some of my favorite pictures of our house. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I have enjoyed living here.