This week has been full of emotions.
Confused. Grateful for protection. Disappointed. Thankful for direction. Humbled.
If I even wanted to wallow in self-pity, you all would NOT have allowed it!
The outpouring of love and encouragement through comments here and on IG, texts, e-mails, private messages, phone calls, and even snail mail (you know who you are, sweet friend!!) has been AMAZING.
Thank you all.
On Sunday we found what we thought would be our sweet little new home.
Out in the country, on top of a beautiful ridge, on acreage with beautiful old, old trees.
The house was partially built, and the owner was going to finish it for us!
On Tuesday when we called him to tell him what had happened, I think he was as disappointed as we were.
Such a beautiful little home on such a beautiful spot.
It had the most beautiful views!!
It seems that this little house will get snatched up by someone else fast, but the Lord knows if it is meant to be ours.
So we are ok either way!
I did manage to put all the boxes upstairs away!
We decided to leave the living room that is full of boxes the way it is, because we gave away the furniture anyway.
We have slowed ourselves down this week, and have really been focusing on being together.
The littles are VERY confused, and they need focused time with us right now.
Evening walks have been SUCH a hit!
Tate and Lane had a little collision one night while on our walk.
It looked HORRIBLE.
Tate hit is face and head on the road.
He was on a big wheel, so he did not have a helmet on – but will be wearing his helmet no matter what from now on!
Lane’s bike tire also ran over Tate’s arm.
But he is OK!
This week Eliza has had a bad cold and has not been feeling well.
After being up and down two nights in a row with Eliza complaining of ear pain, I ran her to our family doctor to have her ears checked.
All was good!
She is feeling a bit better everyday!
Eliza and I stopped to see Kay and those precious grand babies on the way home from the doctor!
It was kinda on the way.
We stopped to see the grand babies Sunday after church too!
And their parents!!
Being at River’s place makes me SO happy!!
The pool and the weather are warm enough now for these kiddos’ Mama to swim with them!
Their Mama does not like cold water!
We had such a fun afternoon swimming this week.
Tate is gaining confidence in the water!
He cannot hold himself upright in the water, but wears a vest and an inner tube and floats around.
Eliza is a little fish!
She swims and swims and swims the whole time!
She is SO happy in the pool!
It is SUCH great therapy for our sensory girl!
We tried to have a snack in the yard after our swim, but the gnats had us running for the house within minutes!
Well, tonight we had a second showing for someone who had looked at the farm before the offer.
We are excited to see how things went!
All I can think about this week is WHO God is.
Doesn’t that just put things in instant perspective??
He created THE WORLD.
He created ME.
The things that we “go through” while living in our temporary home here?
They are SO SMALL.
We serve a GREAT BIG GOD!
We are SO excited to see how our GREAT BIG GOD writes the rest of this story!!
I will be sure to share the ending here!!