Sheer exhaustion. Cardboard as far as the eye can see. Piles of clothes, dishes, and miscellaneous items that seem to have no relation to one another cluttering every room. The most beautiful new view out a back door you've ever seen. Pure elation.
If you haven't guessed it yet: WE MOVED!
Bowling Green welcomed its newest transplant (Michael) on Saturday May 29th. I, however, have come HOME.
What a journey it has been. A year ago if you had asked me if I thought we would be living in a great home in Alvaton, Kentucky, watching the most beautiful sunsets you've ever seen while sitting in our precious wooden swing in the back yard, dreaming of all the fantastic things we're going to do to transform this house and all the wonderful experiences we hope to have in this home, I literally would have insisted you were crazy and then been insulted by such optimism. I stand corrected. God is more amazing than I (we) could ever imagine and we've been blessed with more than we could have ever asked for.
What seemed like a whim during a conversation that took place on Easter Sunday quickly took shape as an answer to prayer that directed us south. And it directed us FAST. We searched for, found, closed on, and moved into a home 70 miles from Elizabethtown - not even kidding - in 6 weeks. (Our loan closing was called "a record-breaker.") It has been incredible to watch God's timing manuever everything perfectly into place. For a control-freak like me, not being able to manipulate every detail was literally painful at times, but in hindsight, I obviously couldn't have orchestrated the events of the last month any better. There: I admit it.
BUT, we didn't do this alone.
We had a great realtor (thank you Sherry Vincent and Amy for the referral)
We had awesome help at the bank (thank you Jamie and Owen)
We had a super moving team (thank you Kentucky Moving and Storage and your Big Red Truck!)
And most importantly, we had unbelievable support from family and friends that kept us going when we thought we were literally trying to do the impossible. Mom and Dad, you are unbelievable - we certainly could not have done this without you and we are forever grateful for your continued help. *Tear*
So back to unpacking, painting, cleaning, and dancing because we're just so darn happy to be here. It hasn't been easy (it still isn't easy) and we still have a long way to go, but trust me when I say that when you think you can't do something, God can. And will.
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