One Year Later, Still Waiting

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It’s been a year this week since I wrote the post revealing our move to Chattanooga.

After seven long months of job searching for Mr. V, I cannot tell you how relieved I was by that news.

I didn’t know we wouldn’t sell our house. That I wouldn’t move to Chattanooga until January. That I would miss my co-workers but not my job. That the intense peace I had during Mr. V’s job search would dissipate along with my faith that I would ever get to move.

There are many things I wish I could say are all better, all wrapped up. But they aren’t. We’re still, a year later, living somewhere in the in-between. Living in the wait.


Many, many days I tell God that I promise I’ve learned my lesson and could He just make it all better now?

Which is probably all the more reason to still be sitting here, hanging out, waiting.

Thank you for hanging in there with me, hoping and praying, and learning to trust a little more each day.


5 thoughts on “One Year Later, Still Waiting

  1. I'm so sorry that this has been a more difficult road than you were anticipating. The unknown is so scary. Thinking of you on the west coast…

  2. This is the first post of yours that I've read (I found you via HH), but I just wanted to tell you that I'm thinking of you! We live in Birmingham, Ala., just down the road, and although we've never lived in Chattanooga, we visit often. We've found so many things to love about that city, and the lifestyle for families with young children is chief among them.

    I know none of that makes a difference … home is where the heart is, and if your heart's not there yet, no doubt it doesn't feel like home. But it will be my prayer for you that Chattanooga WILL come to feel like home and that you will find encouragement in little things every single day.

    Hopeful for you here in Birmingham!

  3. I feel ya. In May 2008, God called us to move to a different city. We knew, and my husband had job interview after job interview, and we looked at places to live, but the pieces never seemed to fall into place. We waited and waited and waited, and finally, after getting discouraged and almost giving up, almost a year and a half later (in early October 2009), my husband got a job in the new city. We were able to find a place to live. Everything fell into place all the sudden. I was 9 months pregnant with our second. The way things came together was perfect. His previous job ended on October 17, baby was born on October 22 he helped me take care of baby for 2.5 weeks, while we stayed with a friend that took care of us. November 8 we got keys to our new place, November 9 he started his job. November 14, we joined him in the new city.

    And we lived happily ever after. 🙂

    It took 1.5 years of stress, anticipation, and income loss, but God is faithful. He keeps his promises! And He will keep His promise to you, just keep seeking Him!

    Proverbs 16:9
    A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.

  4. We too have gone through a period like this. We moved 4 times in the last 3 years and it has been very hard sometimes. In the middle of all of that moving, we've experienced the loss of 3 of our grandparents, a serious illness of a parent, job loss, miscarriage and much discouragement. I know a little of how you feel. In the last 4 months, things have begun to fall into place for us in ways we could never have imagined. God has been so good to us. We will pray for you and your family. Hang in there.

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