In almost 9 years of marriage, Starr and I have now moved over 6 times. Twice we’ve moved over 250 miles away, but mostly within the same city. Because of this, I hate moving. I really hate moving. Part of me always hopes that a natural disaster comes and just wipes away all my belongings so that I don’t have to pack them. I could then get a nice check from Allstate and be on my merry way. I know, I know… that is a ridiculous plan, but I really, really hate moving.
Yesterday I sent my wife and kids off to Lubbock, and I watched the movers put my life into a semi-trailer. Starr had gone to Lubbock early to secure our ‘sight unseen’ apartment, and to reserve some storage space. Then it all came crashing down. I’ve learned in my 31 years to try and be patient when things so terribly wrong, but yesterday was very hard.
When the movers had packed everything in the trailer, I was told that there was still a balance on the moving costs, and it would need to be paid upon arrival in Lubbock; and that it needed to be cash! I called the church in Lubbock, and through about 2 hours of calls we determined that it was too late in the day to secure that much cash, and it wouldn’t be available until 8am Friday. This meant that my belongings would not be given back to me until the movers received their money. No biggie, I guess. Until I get a call that my wife has checked into the marijuana capital of Lubbock, TX; also known as the Metropolitan Apartments. (The website doesn’t do this place justice.) So I’m left with finding another place to live, and wherever it is I must get in before 8am Friday, since my movers want to be on their way after getting paid.
Long story, made short. If God be for me, who can be against me. It Happened! It’s not a nice house, but a local realtor is letting me lease a house on a 12-month lease that I can break at any time if I use her to purchase a house in the area; which I most definently will do.
It’s been amazing to watch how this church in Lubbock has responded to our situation. I’ve never felt so much concern for my family from a congregation in my life. Seriously…I’m a blessed individual. God has been good to me and mine!