We’re alive and very, very well.
The silence around here has been deafening! That’s about to change. 🙂 We’ve been without internet for the past couple of weeks and so much has happened I could probably talk your ear off for a good hour or so. But…I won’t. I’ll just give you the highlights.
1 We moved! All of our worldly possessions have been moved to the home of our very gracious and generous friend Luke. Luke is letting us live with him for free so we can save up and pay off debt before we relocate all of our worldly possessions across the world. What a guy! Seriously, what.a.guy.
|So much life lived in this house! Memories upon memories…
|First breakfast in our new digs
2. Some of our dearest friends spent all of last Saturday helping us prep our old house for renters. The house looks goooood. It’s amazing the repairs and things you let slide when it’s just your family living there. OMG. The painting, the blackberry-bush-destroying, the cleaning, the hauling, the dump-running. It was a massive amount of work and we are humbled by our friends’ selfless giving of their time and energy. Tom, Emma, Chris, Sarah, Sam, Ang, Joe, Dad, Mom- we owe you, BIG TIME. Thank you!!!!
3. We have renters!!!! It doesn’t do much good to move out of your house to save money if you don’t have anyone else to pay the bill. Good thing God had that covered beyond what we could have imagined. On Monday a family signed a 5 year lease.
A FIVE-YEAR LEASE!!! We were hoping for at least a 2-year lease, but a 5-year lease is almost unheard of. That means we’ll have time to get to Ukraine and really settle in before we have to think about our house. Praise God for his provision. It’s almost laughable, really.
One day a few weeks ago Jed was driving and praying. He was concerned about what would happen to our house. He felt like God said, “You will not worry about the house.” As in, “Don’t worry I’ve got it”, and also as in, “You are not allowed to worry about this.” Ummm okay God. You were right, again. I’m so glad He’s the one in charge.
|Seth amusing himself while Mommy cleans the empty house
|The costumes are killer.
That’s what’s been up with us! God continues to meet us every step along our journey. He also keeps blowing our minds with His goodness. Now we wait on Him to show us the next steps. I’m pretty sure we don’t need to worry about it. He seems to have it all covered. 😉
|View from our new living room…ridiculous.