Tuesday, June 19, 2012

God's power, high voltage! our house, NOT!

Ok, So this is not only my first post on our blog, but also our first post from Lynchburg, VA! As many of you may already know, Taylor and I have moved to Lynchburg, VA so that I can go to school this coming August.  It is a great sacrifice for Taylor as she was just settling in to life in Rome, and now here comes life in Lynchburg.
   Well just to clarify, life in Lynchburg started our amazing.  We had two great days of moving including one day of packing, and one of driving 7 hours and unpacking.  We were exhausted, but luckily we had my parents and sister here to help us, and I can tell you they were lifesavers!  As we unpacked all the stuff we had we quickly realized that we could quite possibly be on that show that is about "hoarders".  Maybe not as bad as those people, but for people our age, and just married, we have a TON of stuff.  But again, with all the help of my parents and sister, we were fully moved in and were ready to hit the ground running in Lynchburg.  THEN CAME TROUBLE!
    I had assumed that since we moved in on a Friday that we would have time to setup our utilities on Monday and everything would be fine, cause it would just transfer service over to our name. Well, little did I know that the owner of the Townhouse had told the Power and Water companies to shut off the power on Monday, and it would be our responsibility to have it turned on in our name.  So come Monday, we lost POWER AND WATER 10:00am on Monday, just minutes before I planned on calling both!  I was told by both companies that it would be the next day before they could turn it back on.
   So started our 24 hours journey back to the stone ages.  I believe that all that time of sweating in our own home, no water to drink and actually trying to figure out how to keep food cold, really brought us to a place where we clearly appreciated all we were given in life.  Little did we know that losing something so simple would frustrate us so much, but how much did we learn in knowing that there are people that go through that situation every day.  That is one situation where ignorance would be bliss, and lack of having those things would be better that knowing they existed and not having them!  All in all we found out that while being smelly was not fun, being ugly was not fun, all of these things in the long run are not essential to life!  Truth be told it might have been exactly the 24 hours that Taylor and I needed to slow down, and just sit and be together.  We hope and pray that we will learn so much more from our time in Lynchburg, and that the Lord will use these things to teach us about his grace and his all sufficient power(NOT ELECTRICITY) that will sustain us through this time!
  We are excited to be here, just never imagined the first four days would look like this!

2 Corinthians 12:9

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

This guy made me happy today! Thank you Appalachian Power!



  1. So glad you guys are settling in! Gotta love adventure! We miss y'all! Ashley and Brant

  2. I had no idea you guys were moving up there! May have been a rough start, but it's going to be so fun to start your life together in a brand new place. Happy to see you are doing well!