Monday, August 31, 2009


Tomorrow is the BIG day.
We officially start our move tomorrow. Ryan will be out of town (isn't that nice?) so I will be heading up the first part of the move that mainly includes cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning of the new townhouse. My parents are coming for the later part of the week to help out and Ryan has an extended weekend coming up, so we should be good.
BUT I'm not doing so good with all of this. I've been having a hard time sleeping and my head hurts all the time. Like right now. I'm going to miss our house and the uncertainty of what we're doing is starting to get to me. I was trimming our bushes yesterday and I actually started crying thinking that it's the last time I'll be doing that in this house. I'm just an emotional mess and I feel very anxious about EVERYTHING.
BUT I also have that "still small voice" in my head that's been trying to comfort me. I know that God is in this and I know that he's been trying to encourage me and remind me who is on the throne. I was getting ready to post these pictures and as I was looking at them God started to quietly speak... He reminded me that I need to be like McKenna...sitting there NOT worrying about the waves that could come and wipe her away at any moment. Her daddy is there with her and she TRUSTS him to take care of her, just like I SHOULD BE trusting my Heavenly Father.
After all...he will scoop me up at just the right moment...

And he will hold me until the waves of life subside.

And I will NOT be overcome if I put my TRUST in Him!

Psalm 107:29
He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.

Psalms 143:8
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.


Dar, Alicia, Abe and Jack said...

Ugh, the uncertainty is wearing, isn't it? So many times in life I think I could handle whatever, if God would just let me in on the plan! But it is always okay, and the best part is.... wherever you live, you get to take your family with you!

Jackie said...

Wow! I love to hear how God speaks to you! You have a great way with words...and I love how God used those pictures to speak to you. Our God is just way beyond anything we could ever imagine! He is going to provide....why do we feel like we doubt that sometimes? Hang in there! Rest a while in Daddy's arms.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What an encouragement to me this morning. Thank you. I'll be praying for you. Call if you need anything...we are here.


Anonymous said...

I love the pics and how they have so much meaning on so many levels. Hope this week goes well. I also start cleaning this week and only have the stairs left to paint and move in this weekend. 3 weeks later than originally planned, but God has a plan and I am sure it will all work out.

Sarah Joy said...

Tears are pouring as I read your sweet words to my heart today Jude! I can't put to words what they are speakign to me deep, deep inside where only the Spirit knows what I needed today. You have once again ministered to me form so far away and encouraged me, I can hear you saying it just as if you were sitting on my couch talking to me. I can see you anxoius face and tears and my heart walks with you on your journey today! I am rpaying for you and your sleepless nights, thatthey be no more and that "You lie down and sleep in perfect peace because, yes, the Lord, the maker of Heaven and earth has been sso GOOD to you, his beautiful daughter! " I love you my friend!

Heidi said...

Judy please let me know how I can help!! I would love to watch your kiddos for you!! I will be praying for you. God has a great plan for you. It has been so special for me this past year to look at our house and see how God has blessed us and meet our needs with our house. This house definitely wasn't in my plans, but God sure knew what he was doing!

Holly said...

I love this post. Very touching and true. When Steve and I moved two years ago, we didn't have anywhere to go either. At the last minute, we decided to move into my cousin's basement, with a dog and a one-year-old. I was sad and scared and I remember crying my eyes out in Kate's room the night before we officially moved. I fought tears the whole way through the settlement and I felt strange for the first few weeks at my cousin's house. But it turned out to be a huge blessing in so many ways. God will see you through this move. We'll be praying for you and your family! If you need help next week, let us know.