We have a new house! All parts of all contracts and addendums and checks have been signed by all the respective and appropriate parties. The official closing date was successfully moved to June 11th. We didn't get the lease option for the month beforehand, so we will be moving in after we close.
David and I are both just really glad that the uncertainty is over, and that we can now relax and start looking forward to and preparing for the move.
As far as other things go, my gums are still slowly healing. I've been in more pain the last couple of days just due to not taking as much pain medication, so I've been sleeping more to cope. Yesterday I had one of the worst headaches of my life, so I took a long nap and felt much better afterwards.
Despite the headache and mouth pain, yesterday was a really good day. David and I went to church yesterday morning, which was really refreshing since I haven't been to anything in a couple weeks (except TV sessions on my own couch....). Also, David and I both felt so encouraged after spending time with God, and our church family. I have definitely been more aware the last few days of how important it is to spend time at church together; keeping God at the center of our relationship is what gives us hope and strength to keep working on things and to stay positive. I have really struggled in the last week with a critical spirit, and I realized that I had forgotten my faith. Worshiping and reminding myself of all I have to be grateful for makes it much easier to be accepting and forgiving of others.
David has been an absolute superstar this past week. He has been so patient with me, and so quick to forgive whenever I make bad choices. He has been such a wonderful support for me while I've been recovering, and has spoiled me so much! Every night this past week he has prayed over me for healing, and indulged me with foot rubs, back rubs, and cooking for me. I have felt very pampered and loved!
Yesterday we spent time together talking while driving around after church, and had some really great discussions about what we had heard. We had some time to waste because I wanted to go to my weight-watchers meeting. I haven't been able to eat much this last week due to my gums, so I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity for rewards and applause! Fortunately, I reached my five percent goal and then some, so I got lots of kudos.
David and I also spent some time tooling around in some thrift stores, and we both had a really good time with that. David sighed when I first suggested shopping at the thrift stores, but he conceded (with a sheepish smile) afterwards that he had a pretty good time. And, I spent three dollars and got eight super-cute little mini mugs, which I think make great little dessert dishes.