Our house is in boxes and the walls are bare. We are ready to say goodbye to this place we’ve loved in pursuit of something we love more. For a long time we’ve been craving more space, a slower pace, and going back to the basics of growing food and raising animals. And now, we are here, on the brink of that being our reality! It’s such a mix of emotions as we walk away from this house that has been the backdrop to so many of life’s greatest moments- being newlyweds, brining babies home, first steps, first words, Bible studies, neighbors who became more than the people who live next door, and so so much more! I struggle with fear of change, failure, and the unknown and that’s what’s kept me from making this move away from this current life of comfort and ease. But, God knows how to refine us in just the way we need. He continues to strip back my selfish desire to avoid change. One of the biggest ways He’s done this is by giving me two children who will thrive with freedom, space to play, and hands on experiences.
Colton boy is now 5 and is incredibly independent, extremely active, brave, a hard worker, and loves to build. He tells us often, "I am saving my money to build myself a house on a farm when I grow up". I have no doubt that will be a reality one day! Colton is wise beyond his years and we love having him in our family!
Preston is 3 but I often joke she hasn’t realized her umbilical cord was cut because she is a mama’s girl and very rarely is off my hip! But, when she is, she loves to sing and take care of her baby dolls. She’s timid and slow to warm up but when she does she loves fiercely. We are so lucky she's ours!
God built them the way they are to push me out of my fear. So, for them, these babies I’ve been blessed with, we are doing it! We are loading the moving truck, driving away from this house that’s built us (so far!) and pursuing Him regardless of where we are.