|Our house full of boxes waiting to be packed|
We are moving.
A crazy whirlwind of events are happening.
We've been interested in moving to the country for a while now.
We want to experiment with livestock, gardens, orchards, and bees.
We started a casual search of houses a month ago...just for fun.
We had strong feelings that the Lord was directing us to a particular house.
Suddenly we are barreling full-throttle forward.
We are closing on our new house on April 28th.
We came across a great-looking property at an amazing price (it's so cheap because it's a fixer-upper). Here's the details:
It's 15 miles from the nearest grocery store.
It's 5 miles outside of the nearest 'town', population less than 2,000.
It has 4 acres of property.
It has very old oak trees towering over the yard.
It already has a pasture fenced off for livestock.
It's in a nice equestrian neighborhood.
There's a neighborhood pool.
It will take a month of hard work to make the house even habitable.
We can't move anything into the house until then.
If we're lucky, we can move in during the last month of my pregnancy.
We have two Cub Scout troops volunteering to help clear all the trash.
They get a merit badge for the project.
The house and yard are absolutely filthy.
The current occupants never used a trash can. Or the dishwasher.
The dishwasher is full of dead leaves and cigarette butts.
Our new church congregation is already arranging a service project to help.
Families will come together and deep clean the house in one big day of service.
I'm a complete stranger to most of them.
I feel so blessed by the Lord to have so much help.
So many little and big miracle are happening with this transition.
It's very humbling to see the Lord so completely taking over.
|The front of the new home|
|My favorite tree in the yard. The trunk is over 3 feet in diameter!|
In our current house we are working at breakneck speed to get the house ready for the market. There is so much to do- repainting, new carpets, moving out furniture so it will stage nicely, cleaning up the yard, etc.
We are trying to get it on the market before we leave for my sister's wedding. That's not much time.
Maybe more miracles will happen to get us there.