Friday, June 29, 2012

coffee date friday {lots of changes}

If we were to sit down for coffee today i would probably be drinking it over ice because wowza it is hot out here on the east coast. Norfolk is just a weeee bit warmer than Point Mugu, CA.

It is hard to believe that just two weeks ago we were turning in the keys to our place. It feels like a lifetime ago. We have done some much since then, said goodbye to so many dear friends, meet my best friend's baby girl Stella 5 hours after she was born and literally hours before we got on the road to head East.
{Colorado River}
 We drove to Minnesota to drop of my fur baby Khloe {she can't go with us to Florida for our 2 month stay, my heart was so sad when I said goodbye to her cute face}, see my Mom and pick up my sister to come to Virgina with us. We then got back on the road with a final destination of Norfolk. We arrived and dropped our bags down on our hotel room floor just in time to witness our first thunderstorm in Norfolk.

{saying goodbye to our furbaby for the summer}

{my seeester, mama and me}
I would probably babble on and on about how wierd it is to be an East Coast resident. To no longer claim California as my home. It all kind of hit me when we woke up on tuesday morning and I dropped Scott off for his first day of work at the squadron.

Things have been a bit crazy. We are homeless in the sense that I don't have an address to write down on any paperwork and while Virignia will be our home for the next three years we will not be renting a place until we get back from Scott's two months of training down in Milton {next to Pensucola}Florida. This whole scenario has been weighing on my heart. Trying to wrap my head around it all is proving to cause me to feel overwhelmed.

We found an area that we like, no, we love. But it is a bit on the pricer side and is the hip place to live. Thus it will be Gods will if we end up living there. I have to keep reminding myself of this. I have to remember that he will always provide for us, so I can't fear we won't have a house. My fear is that it will not be where we want. Then I start to work through a laundry list of reasons why we have to live there. And then I just stop. I stop and tell myself to "shut up". God will place us exactly where we need to be. So much as to happen between now and Septmeber.

{morning coffee on the balcony of our hotel overlooking route 66}
As much as I want to run and find a place to live I know God has a plan for us to be living in Florida for the summer. We are living a much simpiler life. Every thing we need fits into our Ford Edge. I don't have a wall full of shoes,  and yet I still have more shoes and purses in our hotel room than some people have. God is reminding me that life is so much more than the house we have and the belongings inside. He is also using this time to draw me closer to him.

{walking with my nephew colt}
{Khloe liked walking around Frisco, Colorado}
{It was windy in Nebraska. You can tell the wind direction from Khloe's ears}


Ernestine Edna said...

I have loved praying you through your trip and I look forward to seeing how God works as you guys spend your time in Florida and then make your home in VA.

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

I've followed your trip through instagram; glad you arrived on the East Coast safely! & hopefully everything works out well with settling in & such. :)

Alissa Circle said...

I can imagine it must be quite the transition going from the west to the east coast, then to have no address while in FL, then back to VA. Praying for peace for you both during this time when you find ourself moving around a lot. Also continuing to pray for your adoption/baby bump journey. You've been on my heart this week.

Blessings friend!

Stacey @flickerwhips said...

Hang in there Rella, God is good and you're are right, he will put you exactly where you need to be for His purposes! I didn't know it at the time, but when we made our move from SoCal to Virginia, God brought us 2500 miles to find Him! Yep that's right once we were lost and then we were found in Virginia. We were saved in a little Baptist Church down the road that we were invited to by, wait for it, other Californians that lived ten minutes from us in SoCal, that we hadn't met until we got here! The saying is true, the Lord really does work in mysterious ways!
Keep Looking Up~Rella (the other one)

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