In my end of year post for 2010, I talked about how stable the past year had been for me. Well, it’s barely 2011 and all of that is about to change Yesterday we had word from our landlords (who currently live in Prague) that they are in deep financial trouble and need to sell the house we’ve been living in since our arrival here from Philadelphia in late 2008. Since we can’t afford to buy the house (things are strained for us as it is), we are going to have to start looking for another place to live. We’ve also made the difficult decision that it would probably be better (for them, as well as for our chances of finding an apartment or duplex) if we were to rehome some of our eight (yes, eight) cats.
For this alone, 2011 already looks to be a more challenging and traumatic year than 2010, but considering my chronic illnesses (which may force me to switch over to part time work at some point) and the fact that we are barely scraping by with our current rent, this will probably end up being a blessing for us in the end. I’m also reminded that the only constant in the life of Odin’s own is change, and that the closer one is to Him the more change there will be. 2010 was a stable year, which gave us a breather so we would be better able to face this. And considering my oath near the end of 2010, something like this was really bound to happen. It had to, to make room for the pieces to fall into place for me to be able to begin living the life of service I’ve sworn to lead.