Welp, I can’t ignore it any longer. We’re packing up our home and moving in just three short weeks. We’ll likely make the big switch the day after Christmas.
Yes, it’s the holidays, yes things are busy under normal circumstances, so it’s the perfect time to make a major life change, right?
Oh, as if that wasn’t fun enough, we’re going to put this brand new, perfect-in-every-way home that the Duke is building on the market not long after we move in.
Do we sound crazy? Let me give you a little background.
The Duke is a contractor and has spent the last few years building custom and spec homes. The house we’re moving into is basically a spec home, we’ll just be moving into it until it sells. It doesn’t make sense to us to pay our current rent and the new mortgage while we wait on it to sell, so we feel this is the best plan. The Duke would like to do this little trick (build it, move into it, sell it) a few more times to really create a nice little nest egg for ourselves. We’ll see how many more times I can stand it.
Needless to say, I’m a little overwhelmed. Packing an entire house (by myself) with a toddler running around is harder than I anticipated. I can only pack about 5 boxes a day before this big ole pregnant body of mine tells me to slow down.
I’m stressed about trying to get Julia’s room and the new nursery set up once we move, only to potentially move again quickly. Who knows how long it will take the new house to sell?
Oh, and I’m stressed about HAVING A BABY in the middle of it all. I’m already stressing about cleaning up the house for showings with a 20-month-old and a newborn.
I’m stressed about the house actually selling in a reasonable amount of time. Spring is a great time to try to sell a house, so we’re praying that the perfect buyers will come our way with a great offer.
I’m also sad that this house can’t be ours forever. It’s absolutely perfect (pictures to come) and the Duke and I have had a lot of fun choosing paint colors, flooring, light fixtures, etc. It’s hard not to get attached.
It also stresses me to think that a year from now, we have no idea where we’ll be living.
I’ve been doing a lot of stressing, thinking, and praying lately.
Instead of stressing about these things, I’m trying my best to hand these worries over to God. Only He knows the timing of it all. Only He knows who the perfect buyers are and when they’ll come to us. Only He knows where we should go after this house sells.
And you know what else? He is the one who has created these wonderful opportunities for the Duke and blessed him with a career that he enjoys.
I have to remember that there are far worse problems in this world. These shouldn’t even qualify as problems, merely detours in the crazy ride of life. Sure there will be a season of stressful and challenging times for our family, but what a blessing to have these stresses!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.