This week begins the crazy week of moving. Again. Yes, we are moving again. When I first found out we were going to have to move in a couple weeks, I cried. I thought we have to be the family with the worst luck in the world! (If you’ve known me for any length of time, you know we seem to move every 1-2 years for reasons usually outside our control). Even worse, I cannot seem to have a book release without moving.
So as I started to settle deep into my pity party, God gently nudged me and reminded me of something: yes, we’ve had to move a lot (like over 15 times over the last 15 years), and yeah, it sucks. But…He has provided a place for us to move to every single time. And not only has He provided a place for us to move to, each home has allowed us to keep our pets, which is hugely important to me. I would live in my van in order to keep my dogs 🙂
That’s a lot of homes that have taken a risk on us and allowed us to have our animals. If you’ve ever had to find a rental, it’s hard to find a place that allows pets. Especially 2 dogs and 2 cats. More than that, every house has had four bedrooms, which has been a blessing for a family of six. Within the amount we could spend on rent.
God changed my attitude that day. I no longer said woe is me, I have to move again. Instead, I watched as God—once again—provided us with a home that fit our family and animals.
It’s still not easy to move. You say good-bye to wonderful neighbors, familiar neighborhoods, and schools. And moving furniture is hard! But it will happen, and next week I will be exploring our new neighborhood while walking my dogs.
So if you think about me and my family, pray for us. And if you are in a similar circumstance of looking for a new home, remember, you’re not alone. God is with you and knows your needs, and He always provides.
*This time we are not moving to another city or state, just to a new rental for those of you worried we are leaving California 😉
2 thoughts on “Moving Again”
I totally get it, I was a military brat until 7th grade then still ended up moving 3 more times including the end of my Junior year of High School. My Grandma used to say we were part gypsy. But you are right God is so faithful, even in the tough times he blesses us and sustains us. Just finished the last books Heirs, cried when Rowen (you know, don’t want to say in case someone hasn’t got that far yet. I will really miss the Characters, any possibility of another visit to the Lands? Seems like Caleb and Rowan or their children may have many more stories to tell??? Enjoyed your books and looking forward to reading tainted.
Gypsy is right! It’s hard, but at least God never moves, right?
I’m so glad you enjoyed Heir of Hope, even though it made you cry. It made me cry a couple times too! I hope to someday come back to the Lands, either to follow the next generation or to go back to the Nordic Wars and write about those. We’ll see!
I just finished the second book in my steampunk series and will be starting on a whole new epic fantasy series that I think all of you will like (at least my agent really liked it :).