Peace. It’s a tricky thing for me. Peace has been my prayer. I don’t do well when things are up in the air. Like, not knowing where you’re going to live or when you have to move out of your current home or where you’ll celebrate Christmas. My hope in praying for peace over the past week has been for everything to be settled. All plans signed, sealed and delivered. But, that’s not necessarily what we are given when asking for peace. The Lord wants us to experience peace no matter our situation. He wants us to be joyful in the midst of not knowing what’s coming next. We are to rest in Him when things don’t go our way. Not so easy for me but I’m being forced to live this lesson right now!
I realize this post is not food-related which makes no sense for a brand new food blog but food has been put on hold for me. This week has been a flurry of trying to figure things out, make plans, then – thankfully – a much needed last minute get outta town trek with friends. So, when your landlords call and say, ‘Um, maybe we need you out in less than 60 days. Or maybe not. We don’t know.’ And your friends call up asking if you want to spend the weekend in a cabin the answer is undoubtedly ‘YES!’ Should we have stayed home packing? Maybe. Do we have a ton of things to do right now? Yes, yes and yes. Was I planning on cooking and baking up a storm for this FOOD blog? Yup. But, time away with these cute mugs? Priceless.
I get so wrapped up in day to day life that I forget what a night away can do for my soul. Yes, it was super difficult to finally get on the road. Yes, the hubs and I may have fought. Yes, the kids were screaming for a bit. Yes, we had an annoyingly overpriced not-so-great-but-our-only-option pizza for din one night. But, time away with wonderful friends and my ‘niece’ and ‘nephew’ that I just might steal someday? So, so good for my soul.
A new environment, gorgeous trees, mountains, actual weather that you have to wear a sweater for. Hearing your ‘niece’ say “apple” for the first time. Having your ‘nephew’ ask for Auntie Neeka to say goodnight to him before nap time. Enjoying a cup of tea and some girl talk on the patio while the men & kiddos sleep. Learning the Mama to those awesome kiddos can recite Will Smith’s, ‘Getting Jiggy With It’ word for word. Enjoying lots of late night laughter and old school hip-hop. Yup, I think our decision to go was more than worth it.
Every minute I have with this little munchkin just makes my heart more and more full. And the little things like having to move pale in comparison to the love I have for this lil guy.
So, on to moving. Despite our wishes, we. are. moving. So sad. BUT can I just say that God is INCREDIBLE? A place has already been provided. My lonnnnnng time friend that is basically family just happens to have an upcoming vacancy in her Glendora condo. It is big. It is nice. It is perfect. IT. IS. OURS! Well, not yet. But, it will be in February! There are still details that need to be worked out – like, our landlords deciding on a date we have to be out. There could be a period of time where we are in flux and we’re not sure yet where we’ll live. Hence, me praying for PEACE. However, we know the Lord is at work and have already seen how amazing He is. I mean, really. What are the chances that this condo just happens to be available when we need it? That is what I call God-timing. Through all the unknowns we will continue to trust in Him and know that He is in control. In the meantime, I am learning to be grateful for all the little things I have taken for granted and enjoy every adorable moment. Seriously? The cuteness factor here? I cannot take it.
Thank you, friends for sharing your weekend getaway with us! We love you guys.