“If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?” - David Livingstone
A couple of weeks ago we found out that our house was being considered by a local couple here in Apple Creek. Another week later and we were under contract. Our house will close on January 5th and we must be all moved out by January 19th.
Pray for us as it's hard to decorate for Christmas and celebrate and keep things "normal" that way while packing up boxes and preparing for a move shortly after the holidays. Moving in the winter is not anyone's idea of fun but we'll make the best of it. The majority of our stuff we will put into storage which my parents have agreed to allow us to use the barn for storage. Then the smaller amount will be moved into a rental some place close.
We're still looking for a rental place to stay while we wait for the spring. We will move down to North Carolina then in early spring. I'm sure it won't be easy to find a renter who would be interested in a 3 or 4 month lease but the Lord knows best. We're not looking for awesome just 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a dining area/living room.
I'm sure the next several months will bring up all sorts of emotions in Marghie and I and also our children. For most of our kids this is the only house that they know and while they might be excited about moving they may not realize how much they are going to miss this place. We've had lots of amazing memories here in this house. This is the longest we've ever lived together in one place so that's going to carry some weight.
Please pray as we go through this transition and that we listen to the Lord voice in the process and don't hesitate to follow where he is leading. Thanks again everyone for your support!