So when we left off, my husband and I were in the process of putting an offer on a new home, we even already had someone ready to buy our house, it wasn’t even officially on the market. It seemed like everything was falling into place perfectly.
We decided to do a walk through the house again, this time with my in-laws. My father-in-law has been in the building and remodeling business for like 40 years. We trust his imput. After the walk through, and finding way to many things wrong with the house, we just didn’t feel comfortable pursuing it. We still had a couple very interested in our.little.house but after searching and searching for a couple weeks we came up empty handed, and they decided to buy another home. Again I felt let down. It seemed like every time the opportunity was there, that quickly it was gone. So we continued adding little touches to our home, making it special, making it ours. When my son was just about 2 years old, after lots of prayer my husband and I decided it would be in the best interest for our family that I leave my job and stay home full time.
Fast forward about 6 months and my husband and I found out we were expecting baby number 2. With me no longer working, and only just getting use to life on one income. We felt moving was out of the question. We went to the drawing board and tried to figure out how to make our 2 bedroom home work for our growing family. We found out we were having another boy, so that certainly helped. The boys could easily share a room. We decided to build our own custom bunk-beds. We also went through our home, organized, purged unnecessary items, and quickly made room for baby.
So here we are, our boys are 4 and 1 year old. We recently began house hunting again. Only to be disappointed again and again with whats available in our price range. Through all of this waiting, searching, getting our hopes up, then getting let down. God has really strengthened my trust in Him. He’s worked in my heart to be thankful for all that we have, because friends, our house may be small, but it’s home. It’s filled with love and laughter. Our house may not be everything I want it to be, but the Lord provides work for my husband so we can pay our bills. He provides so that I can be at home with our kids. And that is more important than moving into a bigger home, that’s more than I could ever ask for. The Lord provides all of our needs and more time and time again. Every.single.day.
I’m not saying I have this positive mind set all the time. There are days when I think, “can’t we just find a new house already, can’t we just have a little more money, why does it seem like everyone has such an easier time moving and selling?” But in those quiet moments with the Lord He whispers to my heart, be content, you’re blessed, don’t worry about what you don’t have or what everyone else has…and when I let my mind wander to those thoughts this verse always comforts me and brings my focus back on the Lord.
My treasure is Christ and my heart is His. And all that I have is because of Him!
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:7-8
Will we ever find a new home, maybe…or maybe not. I don’t know what the Lord has in store for us. But whatever it is, I trust him. His plan is much bigger and much better than mine.
You can also find a full house tour with many more pictures at the tab at the top titled Our.Little.House.Tour