Just 3 and a half weeks before we move. I am so excited! Wednesday of this week, we went to see the house again. This was the boys first visit inside. It was very exciting! They were gone, checking out the yard. Jim (our wonderful agent and friend) said it takes Josh 17 minutes to walk to the end of the property ( in his cowboy boots)!
They enjoyed exploring the house with too much fascination about the laundry shoot… that comes from their bathroom upstairs to the laundry room). Bets are happening on who will go down it first!
I can’t wait to have our friends over… I can’t wait to sit on the porch. This is the kind of house that my little girl dreams happened in. Weird, eh?
I love the basement for the boys. MIni sticks, with no mom saying enough already! Just simply, “Take it downstairs!” Ahhhh… life is good.
I love the family room with the cosy wood stove and hanging out with a good book or movie.
I don’t even mind the fact that “eating out” won’t be as convenient. The kitchen is so bright and the center of the house I feel surrounded rather than isolated.
Good Stuff! The driveway is FLAT!!! Our present house has a incline circular drive… one I could NEVER get up on winter days, regardless of snow tires. So this was a must… no hilly drives. Perfect for street hockey, roller blading, skateboarding, basketball and learning to ride a bike (one more to go)!
I am so excited. I am happy. I am looking forward to HOME. I feel it.
I am not one to quote scripture, but as I read Matthew 7:7 it was a summation of my feelings.
“Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you. Matthew 7:7 (International Standard Version)
I liked this version. KEEP ASKING (but I would add… Keep listening). KEEP SEARCHING…(but don’t except to FIND immediately). KEEP KNOCKING (but be patient… I AM COMING TO OPEN THE DOOR).
I have felt so much of my life I was asking. Yet I was probably to young to see all the answers. Or they weren’t the answers I wanted. I am FINALLY seeing answers and realizing that answers aren’t picture perfect. Or they aren’t my answers. The knocking…I am ready to just keep that door open. It is useless to do otherwise.
There will always be wanting. It is part of living in this imperfect world. I will always want a real daddy. I will always wonder what it would have been like to have a daughter. I will always be seeking to be a size 4 again.
It is human to want. But the wanting keeps us needing … God, family and friends.
I can’t wait to move in to our new house. I really feel in so many ways I have waited for this moment… coming home.
Thank you God, for all your blessings. But I realize that I am even more grateful for the trials. It is thru the trials I have found appreciation for ALL my blessings. My biggest being my husband and my children.
The first picture is of the front of the house… and the other is the back!