You know how before you ever go searching for something different, you can feel change on the horizon?
I am not sure how, but for several (and by several I mean at least 6) months, I have felt change coming. Just that gut feeling in my core that while uncertain, something is certain to change.
I wasn’t sure what God had in store; would it be work? Good? Devastating? Scary? Exciting?
And then the call came; a job offer. An amazing job for the most amazing man I know, my husband. We pursued it, prayed over the situation, and a few weeks later we are making arrangements to move!
You all know I *love* my planner. This year they made the covers removable, so you can change out your covers through the year. Several weeks back I ordered this one:
It arrived the same day we put the for sale sign in our yard.
I think the hardest part about this particular transition is this: This was the first home we signed our life away on. This was the first home, where everything was OURS. It was our blank canvas and we made it our home. We worked so hard, & we truly loved everything about it; it has been perfect for raising our young children.
I know it is just a house; but it is just our house. It is the first home where we were real home owners. It is where we lost a pregnancy, were blessed with another, and built an even stronger relationship than we had the first 6 years of our marriage. We found a church home with not only amazing people, but where every Sunday the sermon fed our souls. It was more than just an every day Sunday service, and it took us many years to find it (or for God to get us there).
Maybe if we were moving right into another home, or God laid everything out right in front of me, I wouldn’t feel quite so emotional about leaving here. Leaving Arkansas was exciting and freeing- we were moving away, doing something on our own like we had always talked about. And while this is exciting too, it is the first time I have felt emotionally attached to a place; because it was our first fresh start.
There is always something about your first home that stays with you forever I think. But that being said, I cannot wait to see what the future holds for our real estate journey. We have already started looking at a few different turnkey properties, so this is an exciting time. One of our friends sent us this useful turnkey real estate guide on roofstock, so if you are also looking to expand your real estate horizons, you might want to take a look to see what you could learn.
Every season has a reason; and this is a season to replant, regrow, and follows God’s plan for our life together. And I can’t wait to see what blooms!