The Flynn family is finally making it back to Ellensburg! Tomorrow at noon we get to go sign our lease and do a walk-through our new apartment.
This morning, however, I woke up in a panic and can’t get back to sleep. I can’t believe we are actually moving into a place we haven’t seen! What if our king size bed won’t fit in the bedroom? What if the kitchen is too small for our table and we have to keep it in the living room along with the (still unfinished) couch, the computer, the bookshelves, the sewing machine table, the chest freezer, etc, etc, etc.
We were so lucky to have the place we did before. For a 2 bedroom apartment, it had a fair amount of space. We used every inch of that space, too. And now we are going to add another person! It has been difficult living at my parent’s house- trumping up and down the stairs, Steve’s daily commuting and the fact that means we see him less often, the awful bunk bed we’ve been sharing. But the blessings have been tremendous! I’m so grateful that both Evelyn and I have been able to have the help and companionship of my family.
Should we have waited a little longer and held on to the hope of a 3 bedroom apartment? Should we have spent (a lot) more money and moved somewhere else?
And then I think to myself “Wait a second, Heather… You haven’t even seen this place yet! Why are you freaking out? Could it possibly be because you are hormonal and exhausted and pregnant and laying in an uncomfortable bed and suffering from constant hernia pain?” Yeah, maybe that could be what is wrong…
This is the place that the Lord has provided for us to live. We have prayed about it, thought it through. By living here we can save up the money to pay off our student loans, and (hopefully) replace Steve’s aging car.
Is it the end of the world if I have to leave my fabric stash in our storage unit? If we can’t have big groups of people over to party with us? No.
And so I’m now choosing to get up off the bunk bed, cozy up in a comfy chair, and start my day over again. Today is an exciting day- one I get to spend with my family, preparing for a move I’ve been praying for for a long time. It is going to be a great day.