moving of course!
Yep, it's true and official... we are moving out of the cottage!
No we didn't buy a house... you probably would have known that before now ;~)
Adam's grandmother passed away in January and the family isn't ready to sell the house... and they don't want to let it sit empty... and they don't want to be landlords. Enter the G's. They graciously offered us use of the house until they are ready to put it on the market. It really benefits everyone involved. It's actually been in the works for some time but we didn't have a definitive date until now.
The house is a duplex but no one lives in the adjoining house... actually no one lives in the house on the other side either so it should be pretty quiet! Oh and it's only about 4 miles away from where we currently live so there will be little disruption in the life we have created in Hagerstown!
The house is 1500 square feet... I think I might get lost for the first week or so! It has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths... count them... 2 baths!!!! I think I might faint! I will actually be able to get up before Chase and shower, dress and be ready for the day! Oh the glories! It also has a sun-room which we will use for Adam's home office and my craft area. That leads out to a nice back deck and a cute small yard. It also has a dining room... which means I can finally set up the solid oak table and chairs that was my moms. And now that I am so into cooking dinner, I will actually have somewhere to serve it! Oh and we can have guests over... we can entertain again! YAY! The whole set up is really great... nice wide open dining room/living room/kitchen area and then the hall is just a bunch of doors which will probably be closed so Chase can tear up and down without getting into trouble!
Seriously, have I mentioned how great this is going to be? No... it's going to be great!
With this tremendous opportunity comes fear for me. We will once again be responsible for monthly bills... something that we haven't had for quite a while. I am afraid that we won't make it... that it will be evident that I am being selfish to be a stay at home mom... that we as a family will fail before we even had the chance to make it. I know that sounds impossibly tragic and really, this move shouldn't be shouldering all that burden but I can't help it. I worry, it's what I do. I am trying to remind myself that God has brought us this far... and brought us here better than we were when we started. I am trying to remind myself to trust in Him and He will meet our needs. All I need to do is be faithful and He will do the rest. That is a tall order but I am up for the challenge. Just bear with me if I don't seem quite as enthused as I should.
Seriously though, make no mistake.... I am so appreciative of the offer, I could cry from the generosity shown to Adam and I.