This month marks my 5th month as a homeowner. I would love to be able to write that it has been nothing but blissful, but that would be a bold-faced lie. It's been hard. It IS hard. I have been wrecked more since being in this house.
Fire. check. Serious injury. check. Car damage. check. Rodents. check. Plumbing issue. check.
I wasn't prepared for this. At all. But, I didn't have to be prepared... because God has known about these tiny little things since the beginning of time. This is His plan. No matter what happens or how I feel, nothing can separate me from His love and from His presence. He isn't letting go of me. And woah. I am thankful for that!!
So, today has been really hard. It's only 3pm and it's been hard. I feel defeated. I feel deflated. But, in the midst of all of that... I had lunch with my lunch bunch friends. (Julz, Kanice, Anna and Kim... seriously, these ladies end up being a shoulder to cry on once a month!) They brought joy to this circumstance. I was reminded that I have community not only in my personal life, but also in my professional life. What a blessing! And then, on my way back to work, I couldn't help but pray to God... praising Him in this "storm". That this home is His home. That He has me here for a reason. That He will use this in some way I could never imagine. And, despite fears, tears and frustrations... He is in control. Not me. Thank goodness.
And then... He helped me remember the moment where 3 of my favorite people in Austin (Becca, Jordan and Sarah) joined me at my house, before I moved in, and covered my floors with the Word of God. Scripture is imbedded in this house. I stand on Scripture. Literally. Can't nobody hold me down... oh no! I got to keep on moving!! :)
So here's a few pics from that precious day... that day that puts days like today in perspective...