I’ve received many requests to post pictures of the new house, and things have finally settled enough to give me a little Sunday time. Before I do so, however, I wish to recognize that, if some months ago some good friend bought a cute little house in Farmington and posted pictures on their blog, I would have been happy but very pained and tearful that I thought I would never would actually own a house of my own for many years to come, if at all.
So I want to say that I know there are a few of you who may feel like I would have. You can choose to ignore this post and I won’t be offended. But it is also evidence that you may be wrong about your future prospects! I must express the amazement and gratitude I feel at this miraculous and unexpected door that has opened in our lives, and I have better seen how the Lord has worked in us over the past very difficult ten years in a way he could not have if we had been blinded by success and comfort. The humility and awe we feel in being blessed with this little place has really made us into new people, in a way. Or vice versa, I’m not sure.
Anyway, I will post these pictures, and some kid pictures, and then, if there’s time today, get to the whole story. Otherwise it may need to wait until next week.
I started putting pics into this post but it was unwieldy, so I took 20 minutes to set it up on a wix template where it looked better anyway: www.wix.com/hivalerie/Our-house.
More to come!