It's amazing to me how much meaning & emotion these little items can hold. Dreams, anxiety, happiness, joy, excitement, responsibility. Yes, these are the keys to our new home.
I will be the first one to admit (as my husband will attest) that I can be controlling at times. Ok, most of the time. I like to have things my way, I don't like surprises, and I like to have a plan of action. None of this fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants and "we'll figure it out later" crap.
Which is probably exactly why my life has been directed the way that it has. Just when I think I'm in control, I get a gentle, or sometimes not so gentle reminder that He is.
It's been a very hard lesson for me to learn, and by no means have I aced the test. But I think I have gotten a little bit better. Our wedding was a great test for me.
I knew exactly how I wanted everything to look, but I resigned myself early on that there was no way I could do everything by myself. And that was ok. And everything turned out more beautiful than I could ever have imagined, thanks to the hard work of my family & friends. And quite a lot of help from Upstairs.
So, as I prepare myself for a 3rd story move-out (for those of you who know what I mean, I am truly sorry but thank you in advance for your help), and a new beginning in a place that my husband and I can call our own (well sort of, I'm sure the bank would have something to say about that), I am ready to give up all control to God and trust that He will take care of us, provide for us, and lead us on the right path.
And when I forget, I will have this post to come back to and remind me. :)