Friday, May 14, 2010

Some big changes around here!

WHEW!!  It has been a whirlwind of a month in this Cole house. 

6 weeks ago, after a very quick application and interview process, Danny was offered a job in Frederick, which he quickly took and started 2 weeks later!  He just finished his 4th week of an hour plus commute each way every day, which has definitely not been an easy transition, for any of the 3 of us.  Logan has probably had the hardest time with it, as our dinner time and overall time with Danny has drastically reduced.  But...not for long!  Once we are relocated and settled out in Frederick, Danny will be about 15 minutes from work, and will probably leave around 7:15 in the morning, to return to us by about 4:15!  We are VERY excited about that idea, to say the least.  :)

We put an offer on a house yesterday, and we're hoping to hear back sometime tomorrow about it.  I'm praying for peace about the whole thing, and still feeling some nervousness about it!  To say that I absolutely LOVE this house is not quite strong enough terminology.  It's a very cute farmhouse on a 1.2 acre lot, with a huge flat green backyard, cows next door, nobody across the street, with lots of pretty flowers and tons of room for my little man to run!!  Oh, and did I mention that it has a driveway?  I know, I know, most single family homes do.  It's just one of the things that I don't think we'll ever take for granted again.  It would definitely be quite the change from our city rowhome, but it's one we are very ready to make! 

This weekend we have 8 showings lined up for rentals for our current home, after a little over 24 hours on craigslist.  Would you pray with me that we find a renter quickly and don't have weeks on end of showings?  And would you pray that if this house is meant to be, it would go through quickly and painlessly, and that if it doesn't work out that I would be able to trust in God's plan, not be frustrated or too heartbroken? 

So, around here, we'll keep cleaning, packing, repacking what Logan unpacks, and re-cleaning what Logan messes up  :)  That is pretty much what my days look like right about now.  This transition is tiring, for sure, but it's good.  It has so clearly been from the hand of God, and has so many of the things we've longed for, we can almost taste it!  Now we just have to get there  :)  Any tips for assisting toddlers with transitions, new seasons, not seeing their daddy's as much as they are used to?

It's a wild ride, but oh so fun!