Tuesday, January 17, 2012

This is kind of an odd season of life for me. It's one of those times where we know changes are about to happen, we know what the changes will be, but we're just waiting. We know when our lease is up in June we're going to move back to Oakley, a neighborhood in Cincinnati that we used to live in and LOVE. It's just home. We've always said we want to live in a smaller space than we think we need, but we're not walking the walk on that. So we're going to move from a house to an apartment. I know people will think we're crazy (hello, we have 2 dogs and are planning on having a baby here!) but we want to live counter culturally. And the money we won't be spending on our own housing will go toward giving to the poor and paying off debt. So that's pretty baller. With the "lets move back" discussion came the "what about church?" discussion.So after talking and praying and seeking guidance about that we decided that we would go back to our old church, crossroads, which is in Oakley. We are also hoping for a baby in the not so distant future. SO I'm in that place where I'm waiting for our lease to be up, waiting to move back to the area we love, waiting for a baby, waiting waiting waiting. Have I mentioned that I SUCK at waiting?! Once I know that something is going to happen, all I want to do is GET MOVING. So God is teaching me right now to wait patiently and joyfully. To see the waiting time as a blessing and a time to prepare and get inspiration. A time to soak up having a yard and not having to walk the dogs in the freezing cold or share walls with other people- because that's all going to change soon! And a time to give thanks for the things I have and for the freedom to change our minds and pack up and move to wherever it is we want to live. So I'll be spending the next 5 months learning to be patient & quiet, and finding inspiration for designing and living in a smaller space. And being REALLY excited that pretty soon I'll be able to walk to Redtree & Coffee Emporium again : )

Are you waiting for anything right now?


  1. I hate waiting too! Geez. It's no fun. Patience is not an easy thing to learn! There are so many things I'm waiting on these days!

  2. Oh my goodness, I am horrible at waiting too! Which usually gets me into trouble b/c I rush things sometimes that are better left alone :) I just came over from b.rooted and wanted to tell you hi! I love that you all are moving into a smaller space so that you can give more!!! you're my kind of people! lovely to meet you!