Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How Moving Trucks Make Me Feel



We live in an Army town so we see moving trucks on our street all the time. This is a temporary stop, and not many families are here for too long. My husband and I like to take evening walks around the neighborhood and when we spy a moving truck, he looks at me and says, "That will be us in a few months."

Seeing those moving trucks makes me feel a whole lot of things. Here are just a few.


I feel total joy about our future and calm about our slowly shaping plans.

I wonder about the new home we will move into, and I envision the rooms, and the people moving between them.

I feel thankful for the man by my side because I've moved to him and he's moved to me but we've never moved anywhere together, and this is a blessing we've been waiting on for years.

I feel a little sorry for myself (to be quite frank) because our time here was so much longer than we expected, and then I make myself snap out of it because the difficulties of the past year or so will make our new lives in a new state that much sweeter.

I daydream for a minute about living in a place where I can walk to get a cup of coffee or to a park, a place that has snow and lots of culture.

I imagine where our neighbors might be moving to, and hope that they are as filled with excitement and anticipation and happiness as I know I will be when that truck is parked in front of our house.


I can't share where we will move to just yet, and to be honest, we are only about 90% sure ourselves. Things are becoming less complicated all the time but there is still a lot to be sorted out and important news that we're waiting on. And as for when, we don't know that either. (But sooner rather than later, is what we're thinking!)

But these unknowns are nothing compared to the big long unknown that lasted from May 2012 to August 2013. I know what uncertainty is and what it feels like, and this time of anticipation is nothing compared to that. I think God sometimes pushes us a little bit, makes us uncomfortable and challenges us and puts us in predicaments we wouldn't have chosen ourselves, all so that we will learn to rely on Him. And so that we have new gratitude for the times that feel good and right, rich and filled to the brim with living.





16 comments:

  1. This post makes my heart excited/ alittle nervous. I hope (in the worst way) you move near us. I can't even begin to express how much joy that would bring us. Praying for you and keeping my fingers crossed :) Lots of love to the Harvey's!

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  2. Katie @ Loverly SheOctober 8, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    I'm excited for you Kate! trusting He will continue to give you peace in this transitional time. x

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  3. You and me both, girl :) Thanks so much for the prayers. Lots of love to you almost-newlyweds!!

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  4. Thank you sweet friend. You always know what to say to make me feel totally encouraged :)

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  5. I loved this post. And.... sidenote, if your plans are the same as the last time you shared, I'm so excited for your moving van! ;) Patience can be difficult, but so worth it!

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  6. Yes! Same plans so far! Getting SO excited... :)

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  7. We're visiting your soon to be home in a few weeks for our anniversary. We were going to go to the Poconos instead but we just can't quit that area. I wish we could say WE were moving there, too! :) I am excited for you.

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  8. I wish you were too! I do expect a tour of your favorite wineries once we're there :)

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  9. I know how unsettling uncertainty can be, but you seem like a very strong lady, Kate. Your words say it all! I think moving is exciting, allows room for dreaming and lots of hope- which is what I hope it exactly brings you. That and a ton of happiness too! I hope we hear some good news soon :) Hope you're having a lovely day!

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  10. Kristyn @ Milk + CrownOctober 9, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Kate, I'm excited for you! But I so agree, the uncertainties make it hard to embrace and trust. I hope things continue to move forward and I can't wait to see what's in store for you guys. Kelsea from Hey Kelsea Rae, and Sarah from One Sweet Tuesday also wrote very similar posts on this today too, you should check them out :)

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  11. Aren't you so sweet! Thanks for saying that. I'm certainly not as strong as I wish, but God is giving me the strength I need to keep moving in the right direction :) Thanks for such an encouraging note today, Akshara.

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  12. Thank you Kristyn! Just read those posts you linked too--how perfect and true they are. It's encouraging to know I'm not alone :) Thanks for pointing me in their direction and showing me that!

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  13. When your moving time comes, it will definitely be a special experience to share that with your husband as your build a new home together. I'm excited for your upcoming plans and hope that it all works out! Things usually do. :)

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  14. Thanks for the sweet words, Sarah, every bit of encouragement really helps us stay strong! :)

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  15. you have pre-nostalgia! I get that too - it's the most confusing and overwhelming and contradictory feeling. I think it means you feel very deeply :)

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  16. Pre-nostalgia--such a great term! I'm glad you get it too!

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