Thursday, May 1, 2014

Wedding Month

This is my view today as it has been for the past few days. What started as wanting to update 1 bathroom before the wedding has turned into painting almost all of the downstairs, refinishing cabinets, replacing light fixtures and appliances and a few other things. Our living spaces are a huge mess but our contractor assures me it will all be done in just a few more days. (He's fabulous, btw, in case you are looking)

Let me back up. I know the last time I was on here that this place I'm living in was labeled the "transition house" but it has become our permanent home. (I now have a beautiful 2.8 acres for sale in Burleson.) God's provision for this house was unexpected and totally not what I had planned. We're here now and we're settling in and want to make it our own.

It's wedding month, though. I don't know what I'm wearing to the wedding. I'm having a rehearsal dinner at this house. I'm having out-of-town folks coming in. Jessica will leave and fly to Birmingham to start her summer job and then fly back again for 3 short days for the wedding. Jacob will leave DBU and move back home for the summer before changing colleges in the Fall. Josh will move out and to his new address with Christy. At this particular moment I'm a tiny bit overwhelmed.

But, it's wedding month. On the last day of this month Josh and Christy will be wed. They'll stand before family and friends and, more importantly, God and join their lives together. I could not love Christy more. She is such a precious gift to Josh and to our whole family really. On May 31st, Josh will have a wife, Jessica will finally have a sister, and Johnny and I will become in-laws. Everything will change.

This morning I was reading in chapter 1 of Colossians. Check out verse 17:

And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 

I just like the assurance of that - that He is immovable, unchangeable, eternal, holding everything together.

I know I wrote that this house is my permanent home but I know my real permanent home is in heaven. My citizenship is in heaven and I eagerly await the day I'll see Jesus face-to-face. But, in the meantime, I'm gonna make this earthly home a reflection of us and a place where we can share life with family and friends.

Our family is growing, btw!

Serving the King,