Good Afternoon Xangaland!
Thank you so very much for your prayers and your comments….. I just want you to know that you don’t have to worry about us… As scary as it is to think about uprooting our whole life we are 100% sure that no matter the outcome it will be better for us. The only place any of us can ever be happy is in God’s will and so if this is His will then I’m excited about what He’s going to do. I’m excited about the possibilities. God has always been so faithful to us even when we have not been faithful to Him…… Through all the trials of our young life He has held us up and this will be no exception.
So that is my official statement… however forgive me if in the next few months I relapse into panic, frustration, anger…. I am human after all!
Actually as scary as the idea of moving out of this state away from my very large and very close knit extended family is… I am also excited by the possibilities that open up before us. A new place with better weather…. (spoken by the girl who loves winter weather and who’s favorite pieces of clothing are sweaters, jeans and boots and who even now on this 6th day of January sits at her desk in a T shirt with all the windows open to the 84 degree day) A place where my kids can grow up outside! (Here in Phoenix it is so hot in the summers that outdoor activities are limited to early morning and afternoons, and the hottest part of the year is when you’re out of school so you are locked in) New opportunities for ministry, a new church! (Don’t get me wrong the idea of having to look is terrifying but exhilarating all at once.) There are just so many opportunities and possibilities if we have to go.
Sadly enough as many of you know Ryan and I remodeled this house from the ground up and have just now got it pretty much the way we want it. My home is my castle, I love to be here and I loved the work. I thought I would be burnt out after everything we did to this place but I have discovered I am too much like my father in this… I am already looking for more projects to do…. So the possibility of moving has awakened a beast… I could go anywhere, buy anything, and do anything to it. It could be the house of my dreams or just another step along the way…. who knows and isn’t that what makes it exciting?!
It’s funny I started looking at houses again last night, trying to wake up the adventurous soul in me, and boy did it work. I looked in all the places we might end up and a few I don’t really want to go just in case and I stumbled upon this house. Let me just say I probably won’t move to this place, I won’t ever live in this house it will be gone long before I leave Phoenix but it is the idea that there are places like this one out there….
GREAT FALLS, MT 59401
3 Bed, 2 Bath
3,402 Sq. Ft.
The BEST of New and Old in this beautiful home across from the park. This 3 bdrm, 2 bath home boasts a 30×40 heated garage, new kitchen and appliances, along with new windows, plumbing, HVAC, river rock fireplace, flooring, roof and paint. Even new landscaping. Enjoy the sun in your glassed in front porch.
Single Family Property, Year Built: 1916, Central air conditioning
3 car garage
Central air conditioning
Interior features: Clothes dryer, Clothes washer, Dishwasher, Disposal, Formal dining rm, Range and oven, Utility rm, Wood flrs
Exterior features: Fenced, Public sewer srvc, Public water supply
Approximate lot is 50X150
Look at the possibilities here…. it just thrills me….
This room…….. I can’t even begin to tell you what I could see here….
I am just in love, the staircase the archway the fireplace…. sigh.
And the house… with is’s three car detached and heated garage for Ryan. We would be in heaven.
Like I said we won’t buy this house or even live in this place necessarily but my heart is open to the possibility of everything new….
We will just put it in God’s hands and we’ll see…. but for now…
I’m off to dream.
Leaving this song, ‘The Ludlows’ from Legends of the Fall up again to day. It just seems to be the perfect sound to dream to.
P.S. I was just thinking that there is one thing that doesn’t change no matter where I go or when. You. No matter what happens I have this support group and this network of wonderful friends to surround me from the distance. No matter what else changes in my life You will not and for that I am so thankful.