Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Newness

First of all, my apologies for not posting sooner. It's been over a month, and I am severely chastizing myself for my lack of blogging particiation. Alas, life has been relatively all-consuming. I feel like as if I can finally come out of my self-absorbed cocoon. Between selling and buying a new house, moving all of our physical belonings, getting settled into our new abode, along with starting school, a new job, AND attempting to get all of life's normal routines accomplished, my mind and body have been pushed to their limits physically. In ALL of that, I can firmly say that the Lord is faithful and His provision and mercies are astounding!

So, we have moved from a two-bedroom townhouse into a 4-bedroom, 2.5 bath single family house. For the first time in own married lives, we have windows that face all four compass directions. We aren't attached to anyone either! We now live in a predominantly white, middle class suburb...which has its definite pluses and minuses. Our backyard opens up into a lively and kid-friendly park with plenty of grass, a pavilion, and playground equipment. We have a garage, a boys' and a girls' bedroom, AND a large unfinished basement. We can even "lose" one another and play an authentic game of hide and seek in this spacious place. It is a dream come true! I still can barely imagine that this is our house, the Lord's gift to us to bless others. At the same time, I am reminded that owning a house, or even owning a second set of clothes for that matter, is a luxury that relatively few people the world-over can grasp. With blessing comes the privilege of stewardship. Bud and I are deeply humbled at the opportunities that await us for minstry and outpouring of love in this space.

2 comments:

Hands-Free Heart said...

So neat to see this dream fulfilled in your life. I'm sure the Lord has many plans for you to bless others with your home. Enjoy!

Classic MaMa said...

You never have to aoplogize for not blogging. Life is important to live first, then tell about it after. :) So very glad you are having fun iving it!