Earlier this week I received a phone call from Sally (landlord), that for reasons I can't mention here, will be putting the house (that we live in!) up for sale. She doesn't have a specific date but told us "...do what you have to do to prepare yourselves." She was nice enough to offer us the privilege of living here while it is on the market, but it's a bit too risky to move a family of five on short notice if it were to sale.
Sally is probably one of the sweetest of people and she worries over us like a mother would. I assure her that we will be fine. And we will. The news isn't all bad! Some definite pros will come out of this and I have no doubt that other great things will emerge from it. I actually suggested last year that we move because of commuting burdens, but Bubba didn't want the hassle and financial cost of it all. That's not to say there aren't pitfalls as well though.
Our biggest one being is that Bubba (if all goes well) will be graduating in December which more than likely means we'll be moving somewhere for his new job in Jan. So basically 2 moves in 9 months. That's rough, but by no means the worst thing in life, so we're still counting our blessings.
I'm also grateful she announced it when she did because I was juuusst about to drop a lump sum of money to pay off my car. Luckily I didn't and we now have more than enough money to cover the moving cost.
Although this scenario wasn't in our initial plans it doesn't mean that it wasn't meant to be. We have faith that God has his plans for us paved and we need to be dutiful in following the road. All is good.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19