Just wanted to post a quick update for everyone. The moving truck arrived yesterday afternoon. By the grace of God and the help of my Mom I was able to get most of the packing finished over the weekend. Brad and a friend from church loaded appliances, couches, and beds. Today we will continue with the rest of the furniture and the many, many boxes. Because we are crossing the border, EVERY box, piece of furniture, item, every last thing that goes into the truck has to be labled in English and Spanish with its contents and a number. Then these numbers go on a master list for the customs agents. Needless to say, we are "semi" crazy! However, the biggest blessing of the day came around lunch time, when a young lady called to ask if she could come see the house. She was interested in renting. Brad told her it was fine but she would have to maneuver through the boxes and the chaos. I believe my exact words were "Just our luck!". Long story short...we have renters!!! And the best part is they don't need to move in for about a week. Phew!! Once again, God shows up and takes care of business. And, yes Brad, I was being a pessimist!
We continue to wait for all the necessary paperwork to come for our visas, but we learned yesterday that they do not have to be in hand for the truck to leave for Texas. That's great news because we really want to get our stuff down there asap.
We are staying at Brad's parents for the next two weeks. Then we will head down to see my parents for a few days after Easter. Then back up here for our final adieu. We still have a lot of work here, but God's grace is sufficient. Thanks so much for your prayers and encouragement. Please continue to lift us up. Pray for us to keep our focus on the Lord and for our family to remain peaceful despite the stressfual circumstances. We praise God that our house rented in His time and we continue to pray for the sale of the Corvette, the Gator, and our cows.
We will try to keep the blog updated over the next few weeks, but it will, undoubtedly be sporadic. God Bless for now...