Two years ago, after almost a year of marriage and several months away from having our first baby, we moved back to my hometown and bought a little 100+ year old home that needed work but was in our budget. Deciding to move back was a decision that seemed to happen overnight - we found out we were expecting and our apartment was barely big enough for two and we didn't want to rent long term anyway, so why not move to where we could actually afford a home? (We might have been able to purchase a closet, living in Canada's capital city.)
So we worked until we moved and then Loris gave up his job and I went on maternity leave with the plan of not going back later on, both of us saying goodbye to full benefits and pension plans. It wasn't hard though - we were amazed that we were able to save pretty quickly and get approved for a home, and trusted that the Lord would continue to provide, which He really has - all through the renovations and trial-and-error projects and the births of two babies!
We've enjoyed the last two years in this home but at the same time, I've felt it as being a temporary stop for us. Part of that feeling, I'm sure, came from the limited size of this house - a good sized living room but a small kitchen and dining area and only two bedrooms, one almost too small to squeeze a couple kids into. So we knew this was just our starter home, but I've often wondered as well if this particular town was only something temporary for us.
We are still wondering this - there's a for sale sign in our front yard and we have an accepted offer on a house in another town less than an hour away...but we have to sell ours first. And fitting with the way we seem to roll, we don't really have a plan except that we found a house that would fit some hopes for the future (at an amazing price) and perhaps the Lord has something in store and why not move ahead and see what happens?
So that is where we are at, waiting. I am ready to move, ready (I think) for a change. But at the same time I'm keeping in mind that we might find ourselves staying here for some time yet if our home doesn't sell, and I want to be content with that too.
If you want to pray, thank you!