It is officially three days until the closing date on the new house! WOO HOO! I felt like this day would never, ever get here! I am so excited, and I have practically been counting down the hours. I find thoughts along the lines of "It's already 10 am, so this day is over and doesn't count...." and such. I still have quite a bit of packing to do though. I have most of the items not necessary for daily living in storage, so at this point it's packing things up that I "need". What can I say- my college degree is mostly in procrastination.
It's been awhile since I last blogged because I have had a lot on my plate to deal with, and I haven't been in such a happy frame of mind for most of it. I have a goal of only blogging things that are positive, funny, helpful, or quirky, and nothing negative. I feel that we are called to focus our minds on higher things. That doesn't mean I am free from days (or weeks) of "Bah Humbug!" though. My cats can attest there have been quite a few of those lately. Thus, the lack of blog posts.
I'm feeling much better now though! David and I have been so lucky and blessed to be surrounded by loving family members and our church family, and I have been delighting in spending time with them recently. Tonight David is spending time with some of the younger men from church, and I am so thrilled for him- he has been so excited about it, and about developing deeper relationships with guy friends.
The silver lining in the midst of the pain recently has been the fact that I have fell the Spirit and presence of God more now than ever before. David and I have been reading a few chapters in the Bible and in another book of our choice for the last few weeks, and we have drawn such strength and peace from it. Last night we were particularly uplifted when our nightly Bible allotment fell on Isaiah 53-55: "For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the hills shall clap their hands." (excerpt)