Wondering, what car car I'll own next. What courier I'll settle on. How long I'll let my hair grow. and the big questions like, where will Mike + I settle? When will our first kid arrive? (And with that, the obvious, 'How many kids will arrive?'). These are things that I'm a little scared of to be honest. Not because I do or don't want to have children, or really care how long my hair is. But because I'm the sort of person who likes to know things. I don't really like asking the big questions, only to have them echoed back at me with no definitive answer.
It's been 7 months since we ventured across the border to spend time on the East coast. I don't know how long we will stay, or how soon we will go. But here are some things that I do know...
We live in an old white house right across from the beach. I desperately want to gut the place and give it a face-lift, but alas, being a rental my hands feel somewhat tied.
We have a puppy who jus turned 6 months old. She's the friendliest dog you'll ever meet, is incredibly clever (when it suits her), and (even though she looks it) she is not co-ordinated and can fall over at the top of a hat.
I spend most of my time working in a cafe making coffees and one-liners. I've become immune to the smell of coffee, which makes me a little sad.
My hair is at a stage where it doesn't hold a ponytail well but makes some cute-as-a-button piggy tails.
We've been welcomed into an amazing community here in the Mid North Coast, and I couldn't bear the thought of leaving them any time soon! (CS folk, I'm looking at you!)
If any of you have ever done the whole moving thing, or even if you haven't, what are some things that kept you going? How do you know when you're ready to settle? And, what have you found matters most through it all?
I'm so humbled by the Lord, constantly learning and being reminded that it's okay not to have all the answers I want - because I know that if I but put my faith in Him, pass on my concerns and desires to Him and acknowledge Him in everything - even if things turn out differently to how I expect or want - His way will always be the better way.
"Trust from the bottom of your heart;