For me, transition has never been comfortable. You would think after picking up and moving to TX in 2008, to starting a career, leaving that career for what I am doing now, getting married, and moving 3 times in 3 years, transition for me would be a piece of cake. My sweet, patient husband can tell you that it is not.
I never shared much about our transition to Houston, but just really felt on my heart that it was time to share with you. Thank you for allowing me to have a space where I can be vulnerable. Where I am not the woman who “has it all together” and where I can be myself.
If you had asked me when I moved to Austin in 2008 if I would ever move to Houston, you would have gotten a HUGE NO!!!!! When RyRo told me in the Fall of 2014 that he felt that we needed to move to Houston, surprisingly, I had peace about it. I surprised even myself. We had just built our DREAM house! We hand-picked EVERY single detail. It had the most amazing hill country views and was just a complete space of peace and comfort for me. We had moved into the house only a few months earlier and now I was being asked to vacate to a completely foreign land. Saying goodbye to the burbs and hello to the BIG CITY.
Our home took longer than expected to sell.It was VERY stressful for me. So, the boys and I spent a lot of time in Austin while RyRo lived in Houston. He moved into my parents RV in January of 2015 after a brief stay at The Darling Suites (Huge thanks to the Bagley’s). I came to visit one day with the boys and that was it. I never went back. We would go back occasionally to check on the house, tidy up a bit..etc..but the boys and I relocated to the RV.
RV living is interesting. We went from 4200 square feet to less than 500 square feet at the snap of a finger. It was ROUGH on this girl. Not that I need a lot of space, I just felt isolated. I wanted my stuff. All of my stuff. I wanted my gorgeous bathroom back and I wanted my couch, my fridge, my washer and dryer. First world problems, right? I did find solace there which was nice. The RV park was beautiful. We looked out at a lake. It also had the most amazing pool, and walking trail. The boys and I walked several times a day which they LOVED and It was good for me to get out.
Finally our home sold in March of 2015 after being on the market since November of 2014. We had been looking at places with our realtor in Houston and found the most amazing 4 Story town-house with city views. As soon as our house being sold was a for-sure thing, we put our deposit down. The home was not quite ready yet so it was RV living for a couple more months! Finally, in May of 2015 we were able to move in.
We got everything settled in pretty quickly and our house is now a home! I honestly love Houston now. I know we are supposed to be here. We have made the most amazing friends who are truly like family in such a short period of time. Things have really come together for us. To the friends who have welcomed us with open arms, you will never know how treasured you are to us.
The title of this blog is “A Time for everything” and that is what I am standing on right now. I am trusting that I am living in God’s timing. In his perfect will. His ways are higher than mine (thank GOODNESS). I can’t trade what I don’t know, for what I do know. There are still a few unknowns for me here in Houston, which I am keeping to myself for now, but I know that HE holds all of those things in the palm of his hand.
I may not know a lot of things, but I do know that I am called here, to Houston for such a time as this and that RyRo and I believe we are where God wants us to be and I have decided to leave the rest up to God.
What is your unknown? I challenge you to trust HIS perfect timing & NEVER trade what you don’t know for what you do know.