Saying Goodbye To Our First Apartment

Written by Samantha

If you were to ask us about Budapest and all that is happening in our lives right now, we would tell you how excited we are to embark on this new adventure together. And we truly are! Experiencing new cultures, helping document the start of a church plant, and obeying what God has clearly told us to do is SO exciting! Sometimes we can't contain it! But. When God calls you to something, it isn't always easy or without giving things up and letting things go.

We are so incredibly blessed to have made this our home for the past year, and even more blessed to call this our very first home together. We won't (well, at least I won't because I'm an emotional wreck sometimes!) be leaving this place without a few shed tears (or ugly crying faces...). It was where we had a lot of firsts and made a lot of memories, from learning that Johnny is an amazing cook to our first Christmas together, from having lots of 2am talks together when we really should have been sleeping to finding out that I'm LITERALLY THE WORST at remembering to switch the laundry. It's a home full of laughter, jokes, puns, lots of sneak attacks, and some pretty delicious meals. We'll miss it immensely but we know that when we are together, we are home.

I'll never forget our first married road trip. We went up to Georgia for Johnny's cousins wedding. We had to wake up at 4am and be on the road by 4:30am to make it on time. We were in desperate need of a nap by the 2nd hour so we pulled into a rest stop where we both fell asleep for an hour. When we woke up Johnny looked over at me and said "You know, I still feel like I'm home because you're with me."

So we'll find a new routine and adapt to a new place and learn how to make it "ours". We'll still make great memories and giggle in the middle of the night together and Johnny will still continually find ways to scare me and cook much better meals than I can. I'll still laugh at every pun he says no matter how bad because that's who I am as a person and I'll probably still forget to switch the laundry because old habits die hard. We know that wherever the Lord has us, it will be good because it is what He has for us. We trust Him completely and are ready for this change!

"By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches."

Psalm 24: 3 - 4

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Here are some photos of our apartment! We were so blessed to have been gifted a lot of the major furniture we have when we got married (I'm looking at you, parents!). You'll also probably notice our appalling array of candles that we have throughout our home... We *might*  or might not have a bathroom cupboard stacked full of candles because we *might* or might not be really obsessed with good smells. Maybe.

Until next time!

// Johnny & Sam (a.k.a. the candle hoarders)