Thursday, March 19, 2015

Feeling Blessed & Updates

Now, the time is coming where we are making big changes in our lives. Travis and I joke that we like to make big changes all at once, but it is mostly true. Lately I've been MIA because of a couple of different things:

*Started fixing up the house to get the house on the market
 
{So to be honest, I completely hated this color and didn't want it,
but the painters told us it is their most popular color. Trav
kept having to remind me that it's not the paint color we
will live with - it's what the next person has to live with. 
I guess that makes it better. LOL.}

*Had to stay good bye to our beloved hot tub :( What a sad, sad, day.

*Started to pack {the animals were thrilled, hahaha}

*Took a short trip to Indiana, tried on bridesmaid dresses, and {Travis} drove in not-so-nice weather
  

*Put the house up on the market

*Trav set up a job interview

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God has a complete way of surprising you.

First, we thought Travis would already have a job near our home, but the doors closed {if you remember this post}. Travis told me he was going to wait until all the way in May until he started applying for jobs, hoping that by that time there would be an opening at that certain location. I wasn't too excited about hearing that {I at least wanted to know what side of the country we would be living on, ha}. Plus, what really scared me was that it didn't sound like that great of a job. I put in my phone a countdown calendar to the exact day that he said that he would be done waiting, knowing the next day he would start applying for jobs. I just didn't want him to miss an opportunity or the perfect opportunity for him.

Travis contacted a couple of friends to see if they know if there was any jobs in their location. One of them said there was an opening and to call a number to find out more. Travis called the number and talked to someone; ending the end of the conversation for him to send some dates that would work for him to set up an interview. He surprised me by calling me at work to tell me that the job sounded awesome and they wanted to set up an interview. I literally went around hugging all of my coworkers. If I was this excited, I could only imagine how Travis was feeling.

Then we started signing paperwork to put the house on the market. We figured it would take several months for it to sell. The house was on the market for a year before we bought it. We did make some changes, but I was so worried because I didn't want us to have to wait an entire year.

Now, I am worried about starting a new life in a new place. Which is silly, because God always provides... even if it's a new place with new people.

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When I get worried, I start having crazy dreams (like I did with my wedding dreams).  The weird thing with my dreams is that I only remember a little section of the dream, but they were big enough to stick out to me.

*I was stung by a bee, or the bee thought it was stinging me, but there was no stinger. It means that I am annoyed with something in life currently. I am assuming that the no stinger means that I shouldn't be annoyed with it. {Read more here}

*I keep seeing a lion in the distance. The last dream I had I was at my parents house with the dogs. I called the dogs in when I saw the lion. I was scared the lion was going to attack, but the lion really wasn't an attack mode, he stayed in the distance, just watching. His eyes really stuck out to me, even though he was so far away.

There is multiple meanings for a loin in a dream, but when talking to Kate about the dream, she brought up something I never would have thought of. She said there are verses in the Bible which refers to God as a lion. So maybe it could perhaps God was watching over our household, no matter what is happening.

Hosea 11:10
They will walk after the LORD, He will roar like a lion; Indeed He will roar And his sons will come trembling from the west.

I told her I was scared of the lion though, and she asked, "Don't you feel the Lord?" Yes, I do. As you should. He is the creator. 

After she told me this, I thought more about it. I usually read the Bible before going to bed, but I haven't really for a while because of lame excuses: getting the house ready to put on the market, etc. I have felt so lost without reading the word. So for Kate to mention that, it fits.


*A gorilla is outside of the house. In my dream it was just sitting against the glass door and all I could see was it's fur and that he had his arms crossed. Didn't really know what he was doing, but I felt like he was protecting our home. Again, like most dreams, there are multiple meanings, but I believe it is more about friendship (a new friendship/reaffirmation of an old friendship). Read more a gorilla dream here.

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I don't know why I was so worried to begin with. We are sale pending after having the house on the market for six days! :) Now we just have to find a place to live. But how exciting is that?

The whole job situation too is awesome. Honestly, you can plan where you want to move in life, but God could change that direction for the better.

God is good. We are truly blessed beyond words.

God, I trust you with all of my heart. Wherever you want me to go, I will go, even if it's not where I planned. Lead me and I will follow.


2 comments:

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    1. Agreed! This year is going to be a very big year for us! I can't wait to see what this year holds for you! :)

      <3 Ash

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Thanks for being so lovely! :)