Loving What He’s Called us To

I guess it’s pretty clear that I’ve been on a hiatus from writing the past few weeks.  One reason for that is our move! Yes, our family bought a house and moved the end of May. Needless to say life was a bit hectic as we moved, while also finishing up the school year. Here we are nearly to the middle of June and finally feeling mostly settled in our new place.

Moving is never easy. Logistically this move was much easier than the one I underwent last year–a shorter distance between locations being one obvious reason, and Joel’s presence the other. But in spite of more favorable logistics, this move carried its own difficulties. We bought the house we live in now which was a foreclosure, so there were a hundred decisions to be made, and paperwork upon paperwork to complete in order to qualify and process our loan. But  that wasn’t the only hard part. It was a fairly simple financial decision when comparing monthly payments to our current rent situation. And the required paperwork took time, and effort but was not overwhelming.

I guess the hardest part of this move, has been the feeling of permanence it lends to our life in Milwaukee. I mean we are homeowners now. We don’t just reside here, we live hear.  We are city dwellers. And buying a house here makes that feel all the more permanent. I have adjusted to and accepted life here in Milwaukee, but I will admit that my heart still longs for my Florida home, and buying a place up here, makes that ache all the more intense.

At the same time, this move has clearly been designed by God, and His gift of this adorable home to call our own cannot be ignored. Whether the implication of permanence becomes reality or not, we know that  for now He has us hear. And one thing I seem to learn over and over again on this journey is that God will give us a love for what He calls us to, IF we let him. I love my new home, I love our neighborhood, I love the nuances of city life. And I never imagined that I would.

2 Responses to "Loving What He’s Called us To"

  • I love and quoted this quote many times. “IN ACCEPTANCE LIETH PEACE” I am sure you will be able to look back some day and see how God was leading you this way, even if it wasn’t your first desire. It will be exciting to see how God is going to use you in Milwaukee. I lived there one year in 1957-58, while attending NTBI. I am sure it has changed a lot since then. Love, Aunt Barbara

    1 Barbara Findley said this (June 12, 2013 at 7:13 pm) Reply

  • “Welcome” to Milwaukee! 🙂 Can’t wait to see you there!

    2 Joy said this (June 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm) Reply

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