We received our move back in date. The final countdown has begun. It is almost bittersweet. The time we have spent in my parent’s basement has truly been a time of blessing and refueling, but I am ready to have my apartment back. Ready to get back to normal routines.
People have actually looked at me funny when I say this. How can spending 5 weeks in a basement of my parents with our six kids be a blessing and refueling?
It’s funny. You really do not know what you have become until you change things up and are able to look at things from a different view. Perspective is everything. I was tired, stressed, worried, and losing focus on what is important to me. I never let down. I was always watching and paying attention who was coming in and out of our complex. Always answering tenants after hours for non-emergencies.
Being off-site has helped me relax and leave the drama at work instead of walk it right into my home and visit with it. I read and posted a quote on my Facebook from Anita Renfroe that I love and am living by…”Difficulty is inevitable, drama is a choice”. Is that not true! We know every one goes through hard times. It is just part of life, but how we respond to it determines if we are “truly living” or just surviving this time here.
Being at my mom and dad’s has made me realize that there is drama all around me and I get sucked into other people’s drama and make it my own. It’s exhausting! Don’t want it! Don’t need it! I want to be a minister of Christ and offer hope in their life, not step into their soap opera. I can bless people and be salt and be light without being a part of the drama.
It has been a great time being with my mom and dad. We have had sweet memories made. Like doing schoolwork with Papa, cuddling up on Grandma’s lap in the morning, sleeping out under the stars, and just playing and running outside. All those things we do not get to do all the time. It really has been an ideal time for us. (Maybe not my mom and dad 🙂 ) If we had stayed in a hotel, I think I would be a basket case by now, but instead I feel refreshed and ready to get back to our normal. (If there is such a thing 😉 ) God has given me exactly what I needed! And once again at just the right time!
This post was written about 10 days ago. We are now in our apartment and slowly settling in.