We have lived in our house for 12 years as of last month. Emalynn was 14 months old when we moved in. Just 6 weeks later we found out that our little housewarming present, Maxwell, was on the way. And then we had our 3rd little miracle just over 3 years later. So much has happened within these walls. I’ve actually lived in this house longer than any other. I am so thankful for the memories here and the relationships made while living here. Some of my best friends are just steps away. What a blessing.
When we moved in this place felt like a castle…it was brand new and immeasurably more than we could have asked or imagined at the time. It seemed so huge from our 800+ square foot little condo. But with each baby and even adding 1/3 more square feet by finishing the basement we have rapidly filled it up…with people and stuff! Over the past few years we have questioned what we should do….add on?…sell and buy?…sell and build? If so, which house? Where? When?
Last January we felt led to seek the Lord specifically about our house and what to do. We casted lots with our children and told them we wanted to hear from God about specifically what to do. We put 8 or 9 options in a bowl…including staying here and being content…and prayed and read scripture beforehand. Nathan said on his way home he felt led that Max should pull from the bowl. So after we prayed acknowledging that God is in control of all things and that we were asking for wisdom and believed He would give it to us, Max pulled from the bowl. The slip of paper said “Sell and Build”. We were floored. It was the last thing we expected.
I would have been fine staying here forever. But I am really excited for the adventure God has us on. We are still seeking Him to know when we are to sell and where exactly to build and we feel like maybe this coming Spring will be the time. I am so thankful for the great peace we have knowing that God has a plan and will show us step-by-step where we are supposed to be. He has never let us down and I can’t wait to see what He has in store for us. Until then, I am soaking up every moment we have in this sweet home and praying all the while that the next family will be as blessed by the Lord as we have been here.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5