"It is the fifth anniversary of my Dad's disappearance...and the final offer for the sale of Sunrise Medical Campus has been accepted. Now the journey begins in earnest...clearing out my office, unloading the Oasis...and finally, beginning the process of packing up our house to move. What a strange and surreal thought. I am so grateful You go before us!"
In His mercy, the Lord was slowly weaning me from my comfortable and familiar world. The sale of Sunrise closed at Christmas time, and the same buyers soon offered to purchase the Oasis. This leg of our journey was at an end and we still had no clear idea of what the Lord had in store for us. Walking by faith and not by sight was no longer a platitude. Henry had booked tickets to revisit Scotland/Orkney in February of 2014. We would view homes near Peebles (in the south) and in Orkney...
February 13, 2014, Journal Entry:
(Edinburgh) "I find myself in the strangest juxtaposition...caught between the sharp suspense regarding our future - and the desire to enjoy the privilege of visiting this warm, stately city. My heart will find no rest - until I find my rest in You. This must be my daily pursuit."
Eager to get a glimpse of the place we could call 'home', we struck out to see the houses we planned to view while there. I cannot begin to explain the sense Henry and I had as we drove up to the first. While the setting was beautiful, there was something dark and foreboding about the property. We could not bring ourselves to keep our appointment, but called to cancel at the last minute.
After several disappointing experiences/dead ends, I began to wonder if we were on a proverbial goose chase...
Rob's wife looked at him, then at me. "Well, if you're moving to Orkney, you could buy our home! We're looking to downsize. We haven't put it on the market yet. We've only just begun to discuss it."
"Well, as a matter of fact we do. Why do you ask???"