SO much has happened in the past couple of weeks! Hopefully, in about a week, I'll be posting the FINAL pics of the house all ready for us to move in!!!!
It is so surreal to think that this time last year this was only a dream. The floor plan was a bunch of jumbled notes and random pieces of other homes that we liked. We had taken our old home off the market to enjoy the holidays and listed it right after New Years only to have it sell in 3 weeks! In the midst of all of this, my precious grandmother passed holding my hand and my daughter had brain surgery. As we were worshiping yesterday morning, the lyrics "You have made my burden light...you have brought me back to life again" resonated with me...He truly has made my burden light this year. In what should surely have landed me in the looney bin, has somehow worked out to be okay. My heart has more peace and my mind has more direction than ever before. There is always a purpose for the pain. It's just our choice to allow Him to work it all out so that we can find that purpose. As we near our move, I pray I am mindful of all of the things He has taught during this season of busyness. I have long felt He was calling us into a season of restoration...and am excited of all 2017 holds....putting down roots again, creating home and using it to serve however He directs. He has created a stream in the wasteland...and that new thing is so close!