Last March, we were selling our house and dreaming of a year spent full-time RVing. Today, much has changed as we realized we didn’t have a mobile online business, but one that needed stability and even commercial space. So one year after big changes began, we continue to ride the rails of change with the sale of our RV (just sold it this week!).
It’s a bittersweet moment that has once again forced me to let go of my idealized notion of grand plans for our family, and rely on Him who knows better–whose plans for my life are far greater than I could have devised myself.
So here we are, happy and mostly healthy in Gainesville, Georgia, with plans to stay and even put down roots. We have plugged back into the church I grew up in, which has changed in so many ways but still has outstretched arms for the community. Our boys go to preschool at this church, we attend bible studies at this church and we are finding ways to serve through this church. My heart is practically bursting with gratitude at the constant of this church despite a year (and counting) of transition.
We are still living in my Grandma’s old house and have talked of buying a small house (with a big yard) when the timing is right, ideally in the next year. It won’t be an easy process, considering mortgage lenders don’t look favorably on new start-up companies and have told us our only option is to purchase a house with cash. So we are liquidating what assets we can (hence the RV sale) and saving to buy a fixer upper that we can renovate as we go. It’s exciting and overwhelming all at the same time.
Honestly, we don’t know just what the future holds, but as hard as that is (especially for a woman), we are doing our best to enjoy where we are living in proximity to family, planning where plans can be made and letting go of everything that is up in the air.