I've been happily distracted from IF these past few days! :) Boomz and I are working on buying our dream house. It's nothing fancy, but it's perfect for us. It's cozy and charming-and it has a dishwasher! lol It also has a small deck off the side of the house under some big shade trees, and a screened-in front porch. Please pray that all goes well with the house-buying process!
I think I forgot to tell all of you that Boomz and I have decided to stay in the area we live in now. For a year and a half or so now, Boomz has been looking for jobs near my hometown (which is hours away), so I could be closer to my family, but to no avail. He's had a few interviews, but no job offers. After a novena to the Holy Spirit ending on Pentecost, and a meeting with Boomz' favorite priest, we decided that maybe, just maybe, God wants us to stay here. When we first got married, we were looking for houses and found the one which we are in the process of buying now. We fell in love with it, and even started the process of buying it, but decided against it because "we don't really want to stay in this area". lol Well, it never sold, and the owner is just leasing it to somebody right now. It stayed open for us the entire time! :) It almost seems like it was meant to be. Again, please pray that this all goes well, and that we do God's will and not our own! Plus, if we stay here, we can help Boomz' mother with her housing situation. Her house is being foreclosed, and she and her 15-year-old son will have nowhere to go. She's unemployed, but trying to start her own business, and going to school full-time to become an interpreter, so her housing options are severely limited. Please pray for her, too!
The hardest part of all of this is going to be telling my family. That's right, I haven't told them yet. They still think we're trying to move over there. They're going to be so disappointed. My grandma is always looking for jobs for Boomz in the newspapers. I have an abnormal amount of fear of disappointing my family members. I never want them to hurt in any way, and I can't stand to be the cause of that. I'm at peace with our decision to stay here, and the only time it gets disturbed is when I think about how sad my family is going to be. They won't understand the "doing God's will" thing, and they'll take it as giving up, or that I don't want to be near them. Please pray for them-and for me!
Well, I had more to write about, but adding it would make the post too long, so I'll have to write a part two! lol I hope everybody has a wonderful day!