Tuesday, April 24, 2007

One Year Difference

I can't believe how one year can go buy so quickly. Last year this time, I was dreading going back to work as a day home provider, enjoying my new baby and little girl. I loved my house, loved my neighbours and thought we'd live in Okotoks until retirement.

Fast Fwd 1 year- I have a spoilt/jealous 4 year old and a 1 year old who will not wean. We now live in Saskatoon. I'm not sure about my neighbours or neighbourhood (we have officially realized that we live in the "Hood"). I am impatient about moving into my new house in Osler. We are all frustrated with our cramped living quarters. I know that I should be grateful for what I have, when 90% of the Planet would love to live in my shoes. However, I am a sinful person who wants more.

I am trusting that God has a purpose and a plan for the Slomps in Saskatoon/Osler. I feel that there is something that he is leading me to, I just haven't found it yet. I know that God wants us to be here. I also know that Satan is around in the crooks and crannies reminding us what we used to have and what we don't have now. When we are weak and vulnerable (especially with 2 nightly feedings) we are susceptible to those lies. Trust........a word I struggle with, yet I know once I let go there is peace.

By the way, I made the cake. See what is possible with a cake mix, some icing and 5 ding dongs.
Sunday, April 8, 2007

Initial Thoughts of Saskatoon

So, we have arrived in Saskatoon and within 1 month have purchased a house in Osler (20 minutes from town). Moving day is June 25, 2007. I'm excited and scared. Leroy is apprehensive about the house as he was not here when I put in the offer. However, I trust in God that this is the house he wants for us as I prayed quite heavily over the listing agreement and the MLS site. For those who don't know, the house was already conditionally sold when I viewed it, but the condition was the sale of the buyers home. Yet again, the Slomps bump someone else's offer. We are getting quite good at that.

The house is 4 bdrm, 2 bath. It is 1138 sq ft with the lot being 100 x 104. The backyard is quite large and has a swing set and a playhouse. I know that Nic is going to love it. Thomas is the only one who will know no other house but the one we are buying.

The move to Saskatoon is turning out to be great. The people out here are very friendly and helpful. I have joined a moms group at the local Alliance church. We are studying 10 Things Women Should Know. We attend story time at the main branch and Nicole is thrilled by it.

After trying out a few churches, we have finally made it to the local CRC. It was really weird but we both agreed it was like coming home. We met a couple immediately who will only be living 5 minutes from our new house. As well, the congregation here is moving to 5 minutes south from our house. I really want to jump right in and get involved, but Leroy is holding me back. Which is a good thing. I really want God to lead me to the ministries he sees me in, not ones I think I should be involved in.

Anyway, hopefully now that we are settling in, I will be able to keep up my blog on a regular basis.
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I'm a 39 year old (oh yeah I'm telling you my age) Stay at Home mom. A former Bad Girl now reformed sinner, I'm married to my Y2K guy and raising 3 great children from God. Proudly Canadian, however, missing the West Coast, I currently live in the prairies watching the farmers fields produce as I learn how God produces the fruits in me.

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