Sep 12

Trusting & Waiting

If you follow along on Instagram, you probably know that we’re moving.  If you’re a regular reader of this journal, then you probably know that we’re moving (or at least have noticed a long stint of silence).  If I’ve talked to you in person at all in the past two months, then you probably know that we’re moving. The move and the pending rush of August’s busy wedding season have been the all-consuming thoughts on my mind.  Traveling, packing and flowering have been all I could focus on for the last few weeks. We’ve been north, we’ve been south, we’ve been east and we’ve been west cutting a path throughout Michigan in a constant state of busyness. I couldn’t tear my mind away from this stressful excitement and have thought about little else.  It’s gotten to the point that I have just stopped talking, because I worry that I’m boring people with the same details over and over again.  I resorted to silence.

Vintage Suitcases

But what you might not know is that we’re moving to a new house, in a new town, in a new school district and we were supposed to have moved last week.  And yet, here we are, still in what has been our home for the past 2 ½ years.  August’s rush is behind me and yet it’s still as though we’re sitting here on a sticky pause button.

If you’ve ever bought a house, then you may understand the stress of getting finances in order, having inspections, appraisals and the difficulties of working with underwriters.  If you have not, I’ll just sum it up to you buy saying that there’s so much more that goes into the process of selling a purchasing a house then simply finding someone who’s willing to pay the price that you’re willing to accept.  There’s more to it than finding a house that you love, in your price range, in an area where you want to live and then simply packing your bags and moving in.  There’s more.  I can’t say I understand it all, but there’s about 6 weeks of paper work that takes place between “I want to buy this house” and “Sold’.

Right now we’re sitting in week 7 and our hands are tied.  There’s absolutely nothing we can do to move forward with both our selling and purchasing agreements.  We are completely out of control of this matter.

Deep breaths.

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,

For I have put my trust in You.

Show me the way that I should go,

For to You I entrust my life.”

– Psalms 143:8

Where there’s literally nothing at left that one can do, just trust. We’ll wait and see what the end of week 7 shall bring.


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