July 26, 2011

A Change Will Do You Good

How YOU doin?
In case my lack of posting hasn't made it clear, life is crazy busy right now. I am excited to share that we are going to be moving to the Oklahoma City area in September! This is a decision that has been a long time coming, and something we've been praying about for awhile. Without boring you with all the details, basically we needed a change. Patrick is working way too much, and for only being 3 years out of residency he is burning out quickly due to the round-the-clock demands. Many days he doesn't even get to see Manny. While not ideal, this was bearable BM (before Manny). Now? It just doesn't work for our family and priorities of how we want to live our life.

So what does all of this mean? Well, for starters, we are selling the beautiful custom home that my dad built for us...major sad face. Honestly, this has probably been the hardest part of it all. We love this house, and it has so many special memories already. However, I feel the Lord keeps reminding me not to cling to things of this world, and at the end of the day, no matter how much I love it...this house is just another thing. And though we love it, it is not worth the time Patrick spends working. So it's time to move on to somewhere that is a better fit for our family as a whole. We're excited to get back to the city where there will more opportunities for Manny and I, and hopefully a better work schedule for Patrick.
Running just as fast as he can from mama!
Even though this is a change we desire to make, it is still hard at times. We feel confident that this is where the Lord is directing us though so we have faith that it will all work out. The biggest thing right now is selling our house.  It has been on the market for about 6 weeks, and we know it's going to be a long road to selling it. We are just going to rent a house when we move to OKC, and fortunately we found the perfect place last week! That was a huge relief. I would love your prayers for our house to sell though!

So yeah, I've been staying busy looking for a rent house (check, check!) and trying to clean things out in preparation of the big move. And by clean things out, I mean list everything we own on Craigslist! I've bought from CL before, but selling?...what a rush. Ha! Yes, I have issues. But the app makes it way too easy to do.  
And in the midst of all of this, I keep taking on orders to make things for people...invitations, party supplies, wreaths, etc. What can I say? I love chaos. :) And creating things for people is my dream, so you have to start somewhere! Hopefully the blog won't suffer too much more though, because I also love the blog, and each and every one of you. :) Here's to a fun month ahead! Oh, and yes...I did sprinkle random pics of my kid throughout this post. He's just too cute not to include. :)

24 comments:

  1. The BEST of luck with your move and all the changes that come with it! We just went through the same thing and it is tough, but your title says it all :) Sending thoughts & prayers your way.

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  2. Good Luck on your move! Manny is adorable in these pictures. Getting so big! I'll be praying for a quick sell of your home. It's beautiful so I'm sure someone will snatch it up!

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  3. Good luck with the move! I hope that it brings lots of new adventures and more time to spend together as a family (:

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  4. I wish you guys luck with the move! How NICE that will be for Patrick to get to spend more time with you guys, that is wonderful!! I'll be praying for a quick sale of your house, I'm sure that is very stressful!

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  5. I'll definitely say some prayers for you. My parents just sold their house after about 9 mos. on the market so I know how stressful it is. Good luck with the move! The pics of Manny are adorable!

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  6. I'll be praying that your house sells soon and that the move and transiton will be smooth and painless!! I'm happy for you that your husband will get to spend more time with you and Manny!

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  7. So exciting for you all! Best of luck with selling the house and moving!!

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  8. Congrats on the move, I pray that the fit is perfect for your family! Will you be closer to family? I hope Patrick gets the time with his family he deserves and the time you and Manny deserve with him!

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  9. How exciting for you and your family. I'm sure you will love it there. I had a job offer in OKC and at the last minute the Lord closed every door. While we were anticipating our move, we really liked the city.
    Congrats!

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  10. Wishing you the best for selling your home. It looks gorgeous, can't imagine it not selling quickly! Oh, and btw, your little man is precious! I'm sure you already know that though :)

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  11. Wow!! What an exciting time for your family! I can only imagine how wonderful that would be to have everyone home together more often!
    Best of luck with the house selling - we just sold ours in May and it was no picnic living in a 'model house' on a daily basis with small kids! Your house is gorgeous from the pics you have shared - can't imagine it would take long to sell it!
    Manny is such a doll - looks full of energy too - just like my little man :)

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  12. best of luck with the move & the new chapter in your life!! praying your home sells quickly!! XOXO

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  13. Oh sweet Sarah, you have such a great perspective! It is so hard to remember a house is just "earthly stuff" but you are so right! Hang in there. God is bigger than a house. A move. A job change. He planned this long before you ever knew about and He will take care of you every step of the way!!! Still praying for you...and a ready, willing and able buyer to come along.

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  14. Will be praying that the house sells even though I'm sad to see you go! :( I know this is a good change for your family though so I'm happy for that!:)

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  15. Manny looks SO big running down the driveway! Best of luck with the "chaos", our house has been on the market for 8 weeks now, so I will pray for your house to sell if you'll pray for mine! ;) I know how it is with a house to sell and a little fella whom you want to live a normal, fun life. Keep us posted!

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  16. Congratulations!!! We love OKC and I've even converted my Tulsa-born husband that OKC is better :) Best of luck settling in, let me know if you need any recs for food, etc!

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  17. Good luck with all of the new changes. God works in such amazing ways and I just know that this new path will be full of great changes for you all! We are OK natives(living in Dallas) so "Welcome to OK!"

    Can't wait to hear about this new adventure! Congrats on Patrick's new job!

    XOXOXOXOXOX

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  18. Best of luck on the move! we are in the moving process as well. We are just moving across town to a larger house for when we have little ones. But it was a big deal filled with lots of prayers and knowing it was apart of God's plan. But everything is working out and we are remodeling and know it is the bext decesion! I am happy for you and look forward to seeing the new place. Congrats on Patrick's new job!!

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  19. Hope you sell your house. :) And, congratulations on your move... is that what one says when someone is moving? Ha! I guess so, especially if the move is a good thing, huh. :) I hope you keep blogging after your move, and one other question... what is it that you do? Is it a business, or just something you do on the side? I was wondering in case I wanted something. Ha! :)

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  20. how exciting!! so happy for you! i strongly believe if you prayed and this is the lord's direction, he will find the perfect buyer for your house - in his time :) that will be my prayer! thanks for the manny pics, wouldn't be the same without him :)

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  21. How exciting! You are so right... a house is just a shell for the love and family inside. Go where it makes your family happiest.

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  22. Good luck Sarah! Lots of prayers coming your way as you start a new journey in your life!

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  23. congrats on the move! I am a new realtor and helping people buy their dream houses in okc. one of my clients is currently looking in mesta park. so beautiful! I'm guessing your husband will be at the OU health sciences center? I got into this business because I love helping people and my husband is planting a new church in OKC next month. we'd love to meet you! :)

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  24. So exciting Sarah!! I'll be praying for your house to sell and the right buyer.

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