After 9 years in the same house and town, we put our house on the market.
It was a spur of the moment decision that we’ve been contemplating for years. We have loved our time in our nice community, but we’ve questioned if we should move since my first trip to Africa. We want to live without regrets, live cheaper and offer our kids a chance to grow up and go to school in an area that is a little more economically diverse.
But we have been blessed with the kind of neighbors who become life-long friends, so that part is going to be very hard. Not to mention the lack of cookies in my future.
With our trip to Africa just weeks away (and in the middle of brainstorming Mercy House future plans), I feel overwhelmed, but that seems to be our normal. I’m trying really hard not to morph in Crazy Lady trying to figure out how all this going to work out. But I’m confidant God’s got this, just like everything else.
Speaking of crazy…
I filled more than fifteen large trash bags full of donations and it felt amazing to purge. I’m not done. We’ve been tackling a few projects that we’ve put off (nothing like deciding to move to make you do things you’ve put off for years)…my hubby replaced a few broken fence posts early in the weekend. He put the old wood in our little outdoor fireplace we inherited from my parents.
We went from s’mores at 9pm to our deck on fire from just after midnight:
We have a lot to be thankful for! My hubby discovered the deck in eight foot flames and was able to put out the fire before the whole thing was destroyed (a propane tank lay a few feet away from the flames). We lost the railing and a bench.
So, the day we put our house on the market, we nearly burned it down. I’m looking for the sign in this. My hubby spent all day Sunday repairing the damage (so glad he’s handy).
God is already stretching me through this process of unknowns. I’m reminded that He is in control and to look for the beauty in life’s imperfections.
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