Moving On

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I’m sorry that I have been so quiet here and on social media lately. It’s been one thing after another around here and whenever life starts feeling overwhelming, I tend to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the online world.

If you had told me back in November that this transition of commuting and trying to sell our house would take over six months, I would have told you that I would not be able to survive that long. But here we are, six months later, and although it has difficult, the Father has continued to strengthen and sustain me, and I have survived.

I’ve been up and I’ve been down.

I’ve been hopeful and I’ve been discouraged.

I’ve had faith and I have doubted.

About two months ago, I sat in my car and cried in the parking lot of the grocery store. I prayed and told God that I wasn’t sure how much more I could handle and begged Him to work in our situation.

Two weeks later, our house was under contract.

Four years ago, He beautifully provided us with this house, the house of my dreams.

The house where I found my identity as a mother and a homemaker, and the house where we found our identity as a family.

The house where my family from hundreds of miles away shared a meal together and celebrated the life of my father.

And tomorrow, we are joyfully releasing it back into His hands.

“The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” – Job 1:21

Last week, we sat at the bank and signed the paperwork to start the loan process to buy our new home, the house with the stairs.

Knowing whether or not we could buy this house has been a roller-coaster ride of it’s own. But the Lord has provided in so many ways that we never expected, and we are set to close the first week of May on the new house of my dreams.

We will play gypsies for a few weeks in between, moving our stuff into storage while we stay with friends and family, but I cannot tell you how excited I am that this is finally happening. We are moving!

Please continue to keep us in your prayers that both closings will go smoothly and that my faith will be stronger than my worries and my doubts.



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  1. I’m so happy things are working out for you. I just listened to a speech from Allume last year and a quote was that worry is meditation on the negative. So instead meditate on what is good, and true, and right. That should help you keep your worries at bay!

  2. Oh! I’m excited for you! So much **happy** is in store for your family … and you’ll look back on this faith walk and be very, very grateful for it … but I think you already know that :o)

  3. Dr. Irene Easley says:

    Amanda, A couple of weeks ago, I wondered where you were. I know God will get you and your family through all the hustle and bustle. Yes, sometimes, we do have to take a step back from it all. I love you and your family so much and miss you all. Hope to see you, soon.

  4. Lovely post! It’s exciting to see God working, even if you can’t clearly see the outcome all the time. As I read your story, I thought of the father in Mark 9:34 who cries out to Jesus, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Isn’t that how it is sometimes? Praying that as God is moving, and challenging, and stretching you, that He will also be strengthening you by His grace!

  5. So happy for you and your family! Hoping that the next few weeks will go as smoothly as possible.

  6. Moving is a difficult adjustment all the way around, but when there are so many unknowns…it can be even more nervewracking! I just went through a similar experience. It’s over now…we are moved and settled, and now I’m just tired. Thank God for some rest!

    God bless you in your move and I hope that you daily find some tangible reminders of God’s presence!

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