In two days, Val and I will be out of the house again. The day before Thanksgiving, we had about $10,000 worth of damage from the valve in a toilet tank breaking overnight. The flooding took out a few walls, sections of ceiling, and damaged some floors. In the past three months the restoration company completed their work and the flooring is the final step.
We can’t be in the house, as the work will be on the entry level, so we’ll be spending about four days in a hotel. Last time we were able to go home and check in. This time, we will be stuck out, as a family.
I’m looking at the days with a mixture of anxiety and excitement.
The boys have had extra energy lately and, to go from a lot of room to a space smaller than Val and I’s first apartment, it will certainly be stressful. I took time off to be there and handle the nights as Carter will still have school during the week.
I also get nervous to have people in the house when we can’t really check in. Throughout the past three months we were home during all the work. This is a different crew of people and I’m sure they’ll do good work.
These few days will also be an opportunity. I plan on digging in the Word, working on some side projects, and moving even closer to the launch of my new book.
We need to make the most of our time and, when God allows a few days to step outside the usual week, it is a rare opportunity. When God leads us to the mountain, we must be thankful as we measure our steps.
It is time for fresh movement, faith, direction and progress and I pray this for anyone out there in need.
If there’s anything I know, God will answer.