Grace Upon Grace
Grace upon grace, from one mercy to the next--this is the theme of a life of faith, is it not? We go from joys to sorrows, from successes to sufferings, and yet we believe God is sovereign over it all. I started this post back in July, but apparently never published it. We've since moved out of our home temporarily because of a collapsed septic tank, one we didn't know we had! We bought our house at the city auction in August of 2018, avoiding an inspection, but should've done it anyways, as the seller's disclosure indicated "no septic" when there was in fact one! We've been filling it unknowingly for three years. So after months of saving, researching, meeting with plumbers and engineers, we finally pumped it out, closed down the house, and moved in with in-laws so that we can finalize repairs.
In the meantime, we love living at Concord as Mark & Rebekah are gracious hosts and parents, generous and sweet. Plaza-life is wonderful with almost daily walks around Loose Park and three old floors to spread out in and homeschool. And toilets--working plumbing! ;)
It's all so sweet, but we sure miss our home! I have described it to Luke recently, that I feel there is a suspended grief about the house but it rears up whenever I go over to take care of things. But I also like to say, "I'm fine! It's fine! We're fine!" ;)
Life seems a bit out of order and we're sitting on go in many ways, but I want to remember the sweetness of this season with a quick summer photo dump. I'm grateful for the precious promises of God that remind me to trust, wait, and hide myself in Him. It's hard to wait on the Lord, but we will have courage.