Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.
I recently shared about the many changes that the Allerson’s have on the way. One is already underway. I have one week under my belt at the University of St. Thomas and I’m really starting to feel like I’m settling in already! I have met a lot of great and talented people here. This new position will definitely be a challenge, but I think it’s one that I’m up for.
So, change No. 1 – check. Change No. 2 – buying our new home…well that was supposed to happen last Friday and it didn’t. Unfortunately, the buyer of our home in Burnsville was unable to close last Friday for when we were scheduled. Our house was packed, the beds/furniture were all dissembled, the utilities have been switched out of our name, and at 5:01 p.m. on Thursday, the night before closing, we got the call that it wasn’t going to happen the next day like planned.
I sort of just felt numb and overwhelmed. The tears came, but they didn’t last too long. Matt had spent hours getting everything ready last week, and I was on “Owen duty” much of the time including on Thursday night. My job was to go and pick up Owen from daycare and bring him to my parent’s house for the night. Little did I know that “short stay” was going to turn into a longer one for all of us.
Matt called with the bad news that it wasn’t going to happen and I was crushed. We had planned and prepared and it was supposed to work out! The control freak in me was so frustrated. Matt had an already scheduled business trip for Sunday. He would be in Denver from Sunday – Tuesday night, so I had expected to be single-parenting just in my own home. I didn’t want to close without Matt, so we decided to prolong the closing for at least a week.
Well, low and behold here we are – staying with my parents and commuting to daycare and school. I haven’t stayed at my parents for longer than one night for 10 or more years. It’s almost surreal. We’re planning on closing now on both homes at the end of this week, and I’m confident that it will happen, but it still got me thinking….why the delay?
Well, even though Matt and I had our plans. The lenders had their plans. The buyers had their plans. The realtors had their plans. None of our plans really matter, because God’s plan is the one that will prevail and right now he wants us in a season of waiting just a bit longer. Do I understand it? No. Do I like it? No. But, I’m going to accept it for what it is and know that someday down the road I’ll realize why we’re waiting. Everything always has a purpose and a reason and I have no reason to believe that this hiccup is any different.
So, why did I feel like this needed to be a post today? Well, I think many of us find ourselves in a variety of waiting seasons and it’s nice to be reminded sometimes that we’re not alone. I also share, because I feel like I’ve been a little MIA as we’re trying to live out of suitcases (unexpectantly) with a two-year-old and a pup.
Blessings to you and your family,
Three items that I’m grateful for:
- My parents – without them we would be totally lost (most of the time), but especially this week.
- Owen’s special Nonny and Papa time
- The outpouring of generosity from old friends and new!