Oh, having a house built is just killing me!!! I don't remember being this anxious and impatient when we had our house in Canonsburg built. Perhaps I was and just don't remember; it was more than 8 years ago. Last Friday I realized that we needed to have paperwork done so that we pay the right amount for our mortgage. I sent an email and didn't like the reply I got from customer service. John got involved and was able to set in motion a series of events that allowed us to have that paperwork complete by lunchtime Monday morning. Today I passed by the house just like I do at least 5 or 20 times a week, but who's counting? It looked to me like nothing had been done for a day and a half, and the weather is beautiful. Since we were supposed to have all of our landscaping done by the end of the week, I wondered what the holdup was. When I got a reply this afternoon to an email I sent about it, God decided it was time I remembered what He has done for us through this entire process.
Back in April, we put our house on the market and sold it in 4 days!!!! John didn't even have a job yet. He got that at the end of April/beginning of May. God provided that job. We spent two days in Florida in May to find a house which we found in one. We also found a rental which John was able to move into the next day. (He started his job the following week, and I went back to PA with the kids for two more weeks.)
We needed a place to stay for two nights after we closed on our house before we actually moved to Florida. Our good friends were going on vacation and let us stay at their house. It worked out perfectly!! We had a safe drive down and were able to empty our truck into the garage that is attached to our rental. No cost for storage. This rental has been a blessing. God provided it. It is more expensive than what our mortgage will be, but we pay for no water or cable, just electric. We have that storage for our stuff. We sold most of our furnishing before we moved, and this rental is fully furnished. While I am using only a few of my own kitchen items, I don't have to repack all of my plates and cups, etc., to move into our new house. This is a blessing I hadn't even thought of until now.
We live in Florida now. We aren't going anywhere for a long time. I am anxious to be in my own house again, using my own things, but I must leave it in God's hands. His timing is perfect. No matter how much I email or fret or get frustrated, I will not be able to control this situation. God has provided for us throughout this entire journey. He will always give us what we need when we need it. Why is it so hard for me to remember all that He has done for us? It hasn't even been 6 months since we moved down here and look at all that has happened.
"Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal."