Saturday, February 7, 2015

Happy New Year! (a month late)

We knew moving to Texas would be a crazy ride, but somehow, even knowing that, we couldn't really prepare for what was to come. New Years Day came and went with a flurry of activity. And I feel that I am just now beginning to catch my breath. Baby Girl spent the night at Mimi's last night, and I am enjoying a relaxing morning of writing and 2015 goal setting. Better late then never, right?

A year ago this time we had no tangible evidence that Texas would happen for us any time soon. We had hope. And we had faith, though sometimes weak. We moved to Texas in July, a short time after receiving an amazing offer on our house. Thought we would only be living with my parents temporarily. Between our jobs not being exactly what we had anticipated and the housing market here being so crazy, our "temporary" stay with my parents stretched into 6 months. I have to say that staying with my parents was a HUGE blessing and went much better than I could have even hoped for. They are some of the most generous people I know and endlessly give of themselves. 

The week before Christmas, Babe saw a house listed for rent. We called, looked at it, liked it and found favor with the listing agent. There was a line of people wanting the house, but the realtor went to bat for us and we got the keys to the rental on  New Years Day! January 1st found us cleaning and painting OUR home! Wow what a great feeling to have our own place!! 

On top of moving into our own home, we shared the news with family and close friends that little Glickster #2 is on his/her way and due to arrive in August. Yes it was planned! And yes we are so excited!! 

Whew!!!       Deep breath . . .  d  e  e  p    b  r  e  a  t  h  .  .  .  .

I am working about 16 hours a week at a local university cafe. I enjoy the fast pace, break from Baby Girl and getting to interact with people. After doing landscaping and other odd jobs, Babe got the job he had been hoping for with a local construction contractor. They treat him so well and have high hopes for him in the future. My Babe has been faithful and humble in the little and has been rewarded with much! He amazes me and I am so proud of him. We are continuously in awe at the doors God has opened for us and give Him all the credit. 

This pregnancy has felt more challenging then I remember my first one being. I haven't been feeling great, so moving, unpacking and chasing a toddler around have been exhausting. But God's grace!! Oh His sweet grace has carried me through. And the loving support of my amazing husband and parents. 
W O W!

There is so much more to share, but I think that brings us up to date with the big stuff! Though the past 7 months have been challenging and very stretching, we now see that God has ordained our steps. Life doesn't always look like we had hoped, thought or planned. But if it would, I don't know that we would take those first steps of faith. We are excited to see what 2015 has in store for us! 

Happy New Year! 

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