We are not quite settled into our new home yet, but last Sunday morning; I woke up feeling as though I could write again.
There are still boxes waiting to be unpacked but progress has been made. And we are enjoying the wonderful quiet of our new corner of the world.
Gavin and Chloe have not been able to see our new home yet and I am excited to show them the new playroom just for kids!
KaeLynn and Nathaniel were so excited on Moving Day!. They ran from room to room yelling "Grandma, Come and See this! As if I hadn't already done so.
David and I have experienced many blessings over the past year. I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful people have been to us.
We have learned so a great deal about ourselves and what truly mattered for this newest chapter in our lives. Countless evenings were spent discussing our options and choices out there for a new home.
Our final conclusion was that we wanted to live very simply and have the means to enjoy other things in life like retirement for David and the hope of retirement for me in a few years. To travel and actually take trips together and a warm and welcoming home for our grandchildren and family.
My son-in-law Aaron asked me if I would miss the old house. My answer was a resounding no! Not that we hated the house, but because we needed something different for us after the kids had grown. No one wants to keep puttering away on improvements to manage a huge yard.
I have spent the last month dividing my time with the old house and the new one. Needless to say, I am exhausted, but happy. I swept the last bit of floor and said a little prayer for the future owners.
One of our most recent blessings has been the gift of wonderful chair for David. What could be better in life than having two grandchildren learning to play games on the tablet with their patient and loving Papa? Add a dog and a cat in the mix to top off a wonderful hours of unlimited fun and games for David.
And who could forget the blessing our Moms? No matter how old you are, a mother's love is as precious as gold.
This past year has not been easy. Many a time, I was discouraged and exhausted. I learned what it really meant to Wait on the Lord. His plans were much better than ours.
Have a great weekend everyone!