Things have been quiet here on the blog lately. That’s partly because of some technical issues I’ve been having (again,) but mostly because things have been busier than usual here as we’ve begun wrapping up our four and a half year stay in Georgia.
We reserved our moving van yesterday, and that felt like a really big deal. We have lots of boxes packed, and are having a moving sale tomorrow with some friends who are in a similar position as us. They are actually moving this weekend! We’ve sold a couple things on Craigslist that we know we don’t need in our small house in Tennessee, and before we realized we would be able to have a yard sale, we’d already taken several loads to Goodwill… unused toys, outgrown clothing, home decor, etc. It feels so good to declutter, and it is incredibly convicting too. We are still working on not wasting time or money on things that we do not absolutely need.
Now all Andrew needs to do is pass these last few classes and we are all OUT OF HERE!!!
Because things are going to be stressful in so many ways between March and August, I am trying to plan as well as I can now for Baby’s arrival. She is coming at an exciting time in our lives, but at a time when we will have a lot of new balls to learn to juggle. One thing I’m trying to get knocked off the list before things get completely hectic is my freezer meal menu/shopping list, so I’ll be sharing that here on the blog soon. I am also working on some freezer meals for my husband since he will be living in Georgia alone for three weeks.
Speaking of freezer meals and babies…
Some of you may remember that my sister miscarried her baby nearly a year and a half ago. She found out the day before Thanksgiving that she is pregnant again!!! She is 15 weeks along now, to the day.
If you had told me six months ago that I would have the chance to be pregnant again, I probably would have rolled my eyes and made some off-handed comment to make the mood feel lighter than my heart felt. And then I would have dismissed the thought completely.
And if you’d told me that I would ever have the chance to be pregnant at the same time as my sister, and to walk through this chapter of my life hand-in-hand with her, I would really have thought you were off your rocker.
Yet here we are, planning our postpartum freezer meals together.
How amazing of a testimony is that?!?
HE has defied my expectations time and time again over the past five years. And HE has parted the waters for Andrew during the time that he’s been in school. And He’s done it in the strangest ways, at the strangest times, every time.