Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Secret Things



We're setting out on a road trip tomorrow to try to find a place to live in our new city. Half of me is thrilled and half of me is completely nervous! This feels different somehow than all of the other times I've house-hunted. I know that just the right home is waiting for us and it's only a matter of lining up all the pieces and allowing ourselves patience and trust. 

I have such high hopes for our new lives and the changes that are in store for us. This move is so much more than just a physical relocation. Some very fundamental things will change, affecting both the shape of our daily lives and the bigger story that my husband and I are writing together. So while it's terribly exciting, you may also sense some anxiety in my posts over the next few weeks. Big changes, even wonderful ones, can really fill up your mind and heart and overwhelm you at times. I'm taking lots of deep breaths these days. 

Secret things belong to the Lord, and future things are secret things. 

Really, we aren't supposed to have all the answers. God is the keeper of our futures, the keeper of life's secrets. I'm resting in that truth today.




12 comments:

  1. Kate @ Dusty Window PanesFebruary 26, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Thanks for sharing this today =)

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  2. Beautiful quote (and so very true!) I am in the same boat as you! I have so many changes that will be taking place this year, all of them good things, but it is still so scary to see how different things will be. I wish you luck with all of your changes and the house hunting.

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  3. Thank you Dayna, I appreciate all the good wishes we can get. Hoping all of your changes go well too!

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  4. Sean got a job, and we're going house hunting in Kalamazoo, MI either next week or the week after! So much will change when we say goodbye to the Army. I can't wait. Good luck to you!!

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  5. Renee, that's such great news! I'm so happy for you! Can't believe we're going through the same thing at the same time :) Wishing you lots of luck house-hunting as well. Keep me posted!

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  6. I've been reading your blog for a little while now, and it has been such a blessing to me. The Lord really uses your writing and your story to encourage me in mine. It seems that our life stories are often very similar! This post was the perfect timing yet again as my husband and I just were just sharing more of our hopes and fears with each other yesterday about our upcoming transition. He's getting out of the Army soon and we're going to be moving soon too. Thank you for sharing that little saying about the secret things. I'm going to hold it close to my heart through all of this too. You and your husband are in my prayers too! :)

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  7. YAY for this change! I totally get the anxiety but that can be God's too, right, if you let it be?

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  8. Kelly, this was such a heartwarming comment for me to read. Thank you. For reading my blog and for keeping us in our prayers. I pray too that you and your husband find some peace and settledness in your transition. It's not easy, is it?! I'm just so glad this post encouraged you in some way. That means so much to me.

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  9. Well said, friend. Although it's hard to internalize it, I believe God's presence often shines most clearly amidst hardship.

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  10. Relocating is so hard. Even just TALKING about relocating gets me all anxious, let alone making it a reality. I hope you had a great weekend, your airbnb looked wonderful. And, let's be real, I'm really really really excited to have you closer. :) (that doesn't give away anything, right????)

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  11. I'm really really really excited too!! One of the great things about moving to this area is that I feel like I already have built-in friends close by, like you. And that's one of the toughest parts of moving, making all new friends. So thanks for being excited with me :)

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