Friday, November 16, 2012

Current state of affairs

 Life has been hard lately. I think sometimes that needs to be broadcasted in the blog world for fear of always presenting an "I have it all together" image. I don't have it all together, not at all.

It's taken a while for me to call it this, but Andrew and I are on a grand adventure. 

Long {really, really long} story short: we thought we were going to close on October 30th with Rozzie. We told our landlord we'd be out Nov 15th. Everything fell through and our mortgage guy said it was a done deal. We were so sad after 4 months of hoping for this home. We moved on and looked for a rental house. Then we got an email from our mortgage guy saying there might be a chance we could get Rozzie. We very cautiously started hoping again. 

So... we still had to be out of our apartment by yesterday. We're set to close on November 30th but nothing is final and we're still waiting to hear if the underwriters approve us for this house {who are underwriters??}. All of our stuff is in a storage unit. We're couch hopping/house sitting for friends for two weeks. I've learned so much these past few days about how hard it is to move and not have a home, or even to know where we'll be living.

The Lord has been so good to us, though! He has provided through the generosity of friends and family. One of my preschool parents handed me an envelope yesterday with coupons from the Entertainment book. She said she picked out some of my favorite restaurants. Our friends are storing some of our stuff at their house: tv, my wedding dress {it still fits!}, and plants.  We stayed with some friends last night and enjoyed a cozy house {not an empty apartment}, a fire, and good chats. I've been learning to accept the generosity of others.

Who knows where we'll be living in two weeks but I know that the Lord, who cares for the little sparrow, loves and cares for us even more so.


ginna said...

I love you Carrie and can't wait to give you a big hug this weekend! November has been a crummy month, but I have a feeling December is going to make up for it. :)

PamCakes said...

Awwwe, thanks for being so honest. Praying for you - God is always good, just not always in the way we expect.

Dorothy said...

This time next week you will be waking up at Mardo, I can't wait for you two to be home for a few days. Thanks for sharing; you are deeply loved!