"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Sit Down, Relax, Stay A While

Well, you can tell from the lack of posts this week that vacation, in all its forms, is finally over.  School resumed on Monday and our courses began again on Thursday.  Although it was a nice and smooth week to ease back into things, it was busy nonetheless.  Luckily though, all is well and we have remained sane despite the end of a wonderful vacation.  Which brings me to the title of this post.

So, as you know, there has been zero, zilch, nada, nothing, no interest in the house since it was listed almost 3 months ago.  Yes I know 3 months is relatively short, especially given the housing market.  And yes I know it was the holidays.  But seriously.  Nothing.  No showings, a failed Open House, and no inquiries from the website or the sign out front.  This has caused Amy and I to reevaluate our plans right now.  Since around Christmas/New Years we have been discussing whether or not we want to keep the house listed, or move at all for that matter.  After a couple of weeks of heavy discussions and looking closely at our lives and plans for the current and near future, we have decided to un-list the house and stay here for a while longer, a few years at least.  

See, apparently you can only proceed forward with one major life change at once, if you want to keep your sanity at least.  Right now we have 3 major adventures swirling around - the adoption, moving, and possibly buying a 2nd car.  Financially, mentally, emotionally, logistically we can only do one of these at a time.  Once we looked at the situation in this manner the answer to the question was clear, the adoption is far more important to us at this time.  Having made this decision now, we can begin saving up and planning for the adoption, so once Amy turns 30 in August there is a strong chance we may be ready, or very close, to beginning the actual process.  This means that by this time next year we would be fully into the process and possibly (fingers-crossed) have a picture of our daughter as we prepare to travel to her!

So, although it sounds easy it wasn't.  After much praying and thinking about it I truly do believe that this whole process was God's way of getting us to prioritize our life and get everything ready, finding out what was most important.  I'm comfortable with that thought because then all of the work we put in wasn't for naught.  Another silver lining is the fact that the house is immaculate and well-organized.  We have been able to purge and organize our house and can now work on keeping it that way.  Also, we will be able to do some of the minor updates to the house we have always talked about - flooring, lighting, etc.  On the downside, Spring Break will bring the back-breaking work of reclaiming the garage and unpacking and sorting everything in there, deciding if we truly need it or not.  Eventually, in the future, we do plan to move.  But that will be when there are 5 people residing in Drosche Land!

So, this will most likely be the last post with the tag of moving for a very long time.  All in all it was a fun and educational process.  I'm happy with the decision, I cannot wait to have our daughter join us finally and making this decision has just gotten us closer to her!

All is well, staying put, in Drosche Land.

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