Thursday, June 3, 2010

We've Moved!

I am so thrilled to finally be moved into our new "old" house. I call it that because the house is new to us, but it's actually 45 years old. It's so spacious compared to our other house; the kids and I LOVE it! The layout is perfect for us and I am so thankful the Lord, in His wisdom and timing, provided it for us.

We are slowly unpacking because the more immediate priority is with cleaning. The house was previously owned by an elderly man whose wife died from cancer last year. He himself suffered from a stroke so it's been a VERY long time since the house has been cleaned. Each room requires a scrubbing from floor to ceiling and everything in between. Thankfully a friend of mine from church has been willing and able to come over to help clean. Together we were able to get the kitchen, kids' bedrooms, playroom, and 2 bathrooms completed; we're about halfway there! I have started unpacking the playroom so the kids have been acting like it's Christmas. They are so happy to see their toys again! :) TJ got our bed frame put together so we were finally able to sleep in our bedroom last night. Hopefully he will get the boys' beds put together next so we can get their room unpacked and organized.

My church is holding Vacation Bible School next week and this is the first year I am not teaching. I would love to be able to, and am a little sad that I'm not, but I just have too many other things going on right now that I simply do not have the time to plan each day's lesson. I am looking forward to serving in another area and am grateful for the opportunity to get the kids out of the house for a few hours each day.

Life is slowly returning to normal. . . and I LOVE it! I am blessed beyond all measure.

*"But as for me, I will walk in my integrity; redeem me and be merciful to me. My foot stands in an even place; in the congregations I will bless the Lord." ~ Psalm 26:11-12