Over the past week, I wrote about an opportunity I was exploring and having FOBO (fear of better options). Well, exploration and fearing ended today. We did it. We put a contract on a house!
I've been saying that to myself since we signed. We actually did it. We signed a contract on a new home! The move puts us closer to family, closer to work, and offers amenities that I've only dreamt about until now.
We're filled with both joy and sadness. It's difficult to leave our current location. Moving is a big deal for us. We have sentimental attachment to our current house. In addition, we love the city, our daughter's school, and all our friends. But, we're gaining so much with this move that we cannot pass it up. And, the timing feels right. (Friends/family - Please no posting comments about specific locations.)
Consciously, this has been difficult for many reasons. In the past, I've struggled with accepting good things that have come my way, and this has been no exception. Acknowledging that I've worked hard, that I've waited and sacrificed long enough, and accepting God's favor is often a challenge. I am not quite sure why. It's something I will explore further.
Until I gain clarity on the above, I am living in the moment. And in this moment, I'm overwhelmed by all the bucket-list items that I'm getting with this move. In this moment, I'm overjoyed and I'm giving thanks.
Be open to what comes.