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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Changes are A-coming

In addition to having a baby and going back to work, Tyler and I have to decided to make life even more complicated and crazy. We are going to move! 

Ca-razy, I know. We bought our house 2 1/2 years ago, thinking it was our "forever house." And then we had a baby. So yeah, that all went out the window. 

It started several months ago with Tyler and I having many conversations about our long-term goals for our family. And ultimately, we decided we wanted to leave Little Rock and move to Benton, a smaller town about 15 outside of town. It will be a huge change for us, but ultimately I know it's what's best for our family. 

I can't help but feel that God has made this decision easier for us. About the time we thought of selling, we learned our property taxes were increasing significantly based on the updates we made to the house. And not just a tiny increase... HUNDREDS of dollars a month increase. Ouch! Also, our small group at church, who we LOVE, has basically dissolved, for lack of a better term. Most of the couples in the group have moved in recent months and, with only 2 couples left, it was decided we should probably part ways. I still love our group dearly, and will miss everyone so much! But since we felt like we already had to start over in regard to our church connections, we thought why not start over in a town where schools are excellent and housing is cheaper. Plus we visited the Benton campus of our church and really liked it!

And so, we are preparing to sell! This is scary stuff. Moving to a new town. Starting at a new church. Extending my commute to work considerably. I'm a little nervous. Ok, I lied. I'm a lot nervous! This is the stuff that keeps me up at night. But I'm really trying to leave these worries with The Lord. 

It's funny how God shows up in these situations. Just the other day I was doing my bible study and that days scripture was on Abraham sacrificing Isaac. Now believe me. I realize this is NOTHING like preparing to sacrifice your child. But I do see similarity in having a blind faith in a situation you are really uncertain of. And that's exactly how I feel. I like to think of myself as a planner (hello, that's kind of what I do for a living). I struggle with needing to feel like I have control of my life. As in, complete and total control. Of my job, my schedule, my house, my
LAUNDRY (yikes!), my finances, etc. And I get incredibly stressed and overwhelmed when I don't. So I'm really trying to trust that The Lord is going to use this move for the better of our family and our ability to serve him. The idea of selling AND buying is incredibly overwhelming so my constant prayer in recent weeks is that He will provide the perfect place for us when we do sell. 

I write all of this to ask for your prayers. It seems so overwhelming at the moment. And with work still being rather hectic, I will only keep my sanity by keeping my focus and compete trust in Him. 

So if you're in the market for a Cammack Village/Kingwood home in LR, hit me up! ;)

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