Sunday, January 6, 2008

New Addition to the Romain house!

No, it's not what you think!!! Keep waiting on that one! Next weekend, our dear friends, Rodney and Katie, are moving in with us. I told Dave last night that it almost feels like this is bigger than our wedding. I think the 'stress' of it hit me this week. Maybe not stress, but more of a case of the 'what ifs.' What if this happens? What if that happens? What are we going to do when this happens? Yet, through all of the 'what ifs,' we still feel confident and a Godly peace about the whole thing. My prayer is 'God, we are honored to be a part of this.....let this be constant in my heart.' Dave and I are very excited to share our home with them. Our house is not terribly big, but it is more than big enough to accomodate both families. We have three bedrooms total, so they'll be able to have one for them and one for Gabby (their 4 month old). We also have tons of storage in our house--the attic is accessed through Dave & my room, so that's where we're storing all of our stuff, and there are two cold storage spaces in the basement, as well as open space in the basement and lots of closets and built-in shelving. We've been so pleased with our house. I love the peace in it. It was owned by a God-fearing couple before us, so you can really sense the Spirit of God throughout the house. I think all of my anxiety is just fleshly and spiritual warfare. When I pray about my anxiety, it's like I don't even know what to say to God because it's not coming from Him. Know what I mean? I think the first couple of weeks will be the hardest for me because I like things, umm, my way. :) So getting used to having other people around and their 'stuff' will be an adjustment. But it is just that --an adjustment, and of course there's a fleshly struggle to give and give well when it comes to space. Oh Lord, that you would stretch me and my comfort for your great Glory. I know that Katie is worried about cooking. I think she thinks that I'm going to make her cook everyday. Hmmmm, I could have some fun with that one! It will be fun to learn new cooking ideas with her and teach her what I know. Cooking is such an opportunity to create and communicate love....I just love it. I'm worried that our clutter is going to drive Rodney crazy. Oh, and he won't be able to create lines in the carpet when he vacuums. That could be hard for him. I'm so looking forward to having other people to talk to. Sometimes Dave is really quiet....not the greatest mix when I'm in chatty mode. It'll be good for us to have Gabby around and get used to the baby idea. I am incredibly excited to love better. Rodney and Katie (and God) just draw the love out of people. I know that it's going to stretch all of us. Oh, it's going to be an exciting time! Thank you Jesus for our little home!