Thursday, October 21, 2010

Limbo.

Our target area to buy a house is in a town 30 minutes away from us. As luck would have it, our church planted a church in this city we plan to move to as well. While we are thrilled with this, Garth and I struggle with getting involved with our current church branch when we know we will be leaving it in a couple months.
We feel like we are in limbo as we struggle to find a house and get our life started in this brand new city. I am not complaining. I know we are completely blessed to be in the position to purchase a house. I am also very excited at the idea of laying down roots in a city that is new to Garth and I. We adore this city and can't wait to explore it and meet new people. But we feel we are in the waiting game as we look for a house in this new area, yet live in an area we won't be in much longer.
I'm not even sure if this makes sense, but I am already a person who struggles to live in the present. I am constantly looking forward to things and I am trying to get better at this. I want to enjoy our last few months in our current town, in our current apartment, at our current church. I don't want to make excuses to not get involved because I'm looking forward so I'm going to really try to stay in the present and enjoy this time of limbo before our life changes.

14 comments:

Sara said...

I say get involved. You never know where you'll untimately end up living and it could take longer than you anticipate to move. In the meantime you could be building friendships with people who have the same values as you. And, that's worth it by itself.

Lauren said...

Sounds like you have a great and healthy attitude about it all!!!! Excited for you :) I know being in limbo is scary but lots to look forward to!

Honey said...

I struggle with the same thoughts. It seems like I'm always looking forward to something instead of living in today. Right now I'm looking forward to the end of my husband's deployment, but I don't want to take this time with my family for granted. I've started Project 365, where you take a picture every day for a year. I feel like it helps me slow down and realize every day is special. Good luck on the house search.

Laura said...

I think we all struggle with this kind of stuff from time to time. It's perfectly natural, and I think you've got the right outlook...enjoy what you've got while you've got it!

I am excited for you to be able to start somewhere fresh and new. Just last weekend I was thinking about this. Our house has been for sale for some time now. I have a feeling it's going to be a WHILE before it sells. While we just want to move and get out, probably stay local, a part of me is itching so badly to start somewhere NEW. (I'm like you, always looking forward to things, but I'm also always wanting fresh and new. I think it's exciting.) I was looking at houses in another STATE last weekend - something I don't even know if I could handle, considering we turned a house down a few months ago because it was 40 minutes from my parents.

So...I'm excited for you that you get to do that. God has an amazing plan for you, and wherever He puts you, it'll be right and good! :)

Lil' Woman said...

I would say still get involved...you don't know how long it will take and maybe by still doing things in your current city you might find new connections to your new one. Who know but good luck! :)

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

that's completely understandable. i moved just down the street a few weeks ago and for two months now, I've been wanting to move and then getting excited about the new place and thinking abut the future rather than enjoying all the amenities our old place had...it's tough to live in the "now"

Anne said...

Hang in there, girl!

Bekah said...

can you start going to events at that church? The one 30 minutes away?

- Sarah :-) said...

We're actually at a similar place. We are super anxious to get involved in church, but are thinking that when we move it may be a bit too far away to be able to still attend... although we could end up living closer, we may not. We... where's that balance of living "now" while also being realistic?

Natalie said...

I struggle with living in the present myself. I have to remind myself often that my life is happening right now, not 4 months from now!

lovelylittleruffles said...

I say go for it and get involved! They should understand when you do get ready to move. I can't imagine them being upset about you moving, other than the fact they would have to say goodbye.

Lucky in Love said...

I was listening to a radio program about this very topic the other day. How it's so easy to always live looking ahead and never really in the here and now. The man being interviewed suggested even if you're in a church for only a few weeks, get involved! He said a woman at his church is there for only 8 weeks and she has made such a difference! That could be you!

Gwen said...

I think it's another sign that you are moving in the right direction!!! XOXO

a H.I.T. said...

Do whatever is going to make you happiest. Life is just too short. Last year, I spent the year not meeting people and making friends "because one we have the baby, those friendships will become obsolete as we'll only want to hang out with people who have babies." I don't know what I was thinking, but because of it, I missed out on a whole year of meeting some pretty awesome people. You never know what's going to happen, so do whatever is going to make you and Garth smile the most :)