A lot has happened since my last post.
Two weeks ago I had just moved in with our friends Jon and Mallory. I was nervous about living with another couple, but it ended up being great. After over a month of living by myself I was really ready to have people to hang out with every evening. They were so gracious to let me stay with them. Jon and Mallory are truly a great example of what living in a Gospel-centered community looks like. We are so thankful for their generosity and servant hearts. Plus living with their Corgi was pretty fun!
I finished up my responsibilities at MSU a little early, so I was able to officially move to Kansas City last Wednesday. Finally reunited with Brad and my dog Libby!
(Side note: Libby has been staying with my parents for about 3 weeks now and I’m afraid she’s beginning to like them better than Brad and me! She especially loves hanging out on their deck and in the backyard.)
Since we weren’t sure when I would be able to move back to KC, we decided to stay with my parents during our transition instead of trying to find a place to live in a rush. So my parents went from being empty-nesters to having a dog, a married couple, and a college student home for the summer staying with them. It’s a full house to say the least.
We’re currently apartment hunting, which is exhausting. We have several items on our want list, but we’re having a hard time finding all of those things in our price range. We’re going to look at an apartment today that we really like, but it does have one downside, so I guess we’ll have to decide if we’re willing to compromise on it!
Kansas City friends: if you know of affordable, nice apartments please let us know!!! We are looking for a two bedroom that allows pets, preferably in the Northland, but we are flexible. We have a washer and drier, so we’d like to find a place with W/D hook ups.
On top of apartment hunting, I’m also job hunting. Looking for jobs is seriously the worst, am I right?! Filling out applications, tweaking resumes, writing cover letters, waiting for responses, interviews, waiting again… It’s just not that fun.
A few years ago I would have been freaking out about getting a job. There is still a voice in my head that is whispering those same anxieties, but the Lord has been teaching my heart to listen to His voice.
The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:25-26
A good friend recently told me to enjoy this time. Keep applying for jobs, but do not let your heart dwell on it. A job will come. The Lord has brought me and Brad to Kansas City for a purpose and He will see us through as He always has. For now, pursue lunches with friends, catching up on things you never have time for, and earnestly seek the Lord.
I officially graduate this Friday, so we’re making one more trip back to Springfield for the weekend. Leaving southwest Missouri is bittersweet, but mostly sweet. Brad and I have spent about 7 years there. We have always claimed Kansas City as home, but it wasn’t until we began the process of moving that we realized how much southwest Missouri had really become our home. But now, it’s time to rediscover our hometown.
That was a lot of thoughts and I’m impressed if you made it to the end of this post!
Please join Brad and me in prayer and we seek a place to live, a job for me, and a church to become a part of. Thanks for following along as we embark on this new journey!
(Look at those cuties. I missed them.)