Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A year ago this month

As of about a week ago (April 19th), Tim and I have been living with my parents for 1 year.  Yep.  1 year of crazy transition.  So far….the clock is still ticking…..  When we moved in we thought we’d be there 4 months tops.  Certainly not until Christmas, we’d say to each other….Well, God had different plans. 

So even with the coming of another beautiful MN Spring, April is a bittersweet month for us this year.  We are thankful for God’s provision as we continue to pray about direction.  We are also thankful that our ongoing needs keep us seeking Him, while Tim looks for full time work.  God is teaching us the painful lesson about finding satisfaction in Him and nothing else. 

Although there are lots of reasons why we still long to have our own place again, I think we are getting used to living with my parents.  There are a lot of benefits to multi-generational living and we are really thankful to have parents that can help us out in this way.  Truthfully, I don’t know what we’d do if we couldn’t live with them.  We don’t even have enough income to even rent out part of our own duplex!

We sure don’t know what’s coming next, but one thing we do know, the longer it takes for us to finally get settled again, the  more committed we are to what God is calling us to, no matter what.  And for right now, knowing that He knows what that is, even when we don’t, that’s enough for us.

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