Jun 25, 2009

A New Chapter

It's official...I'm moving! It's been a little up in the air up until a few weeks ago but my lovely little home that I rent is being sold and I have to be out in the next couple weeks. It's been a hard adjustment as this house has truly come to feel like home to me.

I was here while it was being built and had the opportunity to hand pick almost everything about it...exterior and interior colors, front door, kitchen cabinets, hardware, flooring, lighting fixtures, bathroom layout, fireplace surround and on and on. I became very attached to every little nook and cranny of this place.

I was so excited when I first moved in and started decorating. It was a little sparse and the walls looked so bare but it was the first month...
...and I was in love with everything about my new space. Funny though I don't see a single item in those pictures that I still own. lol! My style choices have obviously been upgraded and refined since then.

Alright enough of my reminiscing. So what's next?

Well the situation's not ideal, especially with running a business from home and the space being much smaller, but all the same I am very grateful for the generous offer my parents made of me moving back in with them for the time being. The whole upper floor is not being used and really is a charming space in their 1910 Dutch Colonial home. Granted living in the same house as my parents again may be a bit of an adjustment (for them as well as me) but I guess it's a good thing that we get along really well and for a while at least I will take advantage of this opportunity and enjoy it for what it is.

So after a number of shed tears and at least a few "Why God?" prayers I'm learning to accept the reality of the move and am trying to look forward to this new chapter in life. I don't know why some things happen the way they do. It is too hard to make sense of life sometimes. But I do know that God is leading and I will follow...even if that leads me home.

'But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD;
I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in Your hand...'
'Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the LORD.'
Psalm 34: 14-15, 24


Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said...

Oh my, girl, you have talent!!! It's beautiful. Which makes me think that no matter where you are, it'll be fabulously homey!

L~ said...

Been there, done that! :)

Hang in there!
The God we serve is much better at orchestrating our lives than we are! :)

I'm excited to see what He has planned for you! xoxoL~

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!
~ Philippians 4:13

amy said...

Hi Katy! Well a 1910 dutch colonial sounds fun, I'm sure you will make the best of it and put your creative touches wherever you live.

Donna Layton said...

Wow...I'm sorry you have to leave such a lovely home. I'm sure it will be great fun starting with a clean palette though. Enjoy living with your parents for a while. I would love to live with my parents again:)

GardenGirl said...

Hi Katy,

This has to be a tough transistion for you...good to have awesome parents at a time like this. New inspiration will come as well, tough building character isn't it? We had a house fire a couple years ago. Nothing like living in a motel room for seven months to make you more colorful! You have an amazing heart, maybe this'll give you a little break as well.