Monday, May 25, 2009

Being Home

The great American poet, Maya Angelou, said, "I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself." During this time of transition, our family has the opportunity to really learn to make this desire a reality. We left our beautiful former home almost one month ago. I haven't shared too much about our new homes, and some of you have expressed some confusion about where we are living now.

We have a house-sitting arrangement for a home in a short distance outside of town. This home is huge and wonderful. It has more bathrooms than we have family members right now! We love it, and we are very grateful to have this home available for us during this time. Here's a little peek:

We are also working to set up home in Canada. Most of our furniture, clothes, and other belongings are there. We are excited to be in this space and create a homey environment for our growing family. Right now, finding the right space for this or that is a challenge. Also, because the house has been mostly uninhabited for several years, there are sure to be some unexpected issues. Last week, we discovered a leaky pipe behind the dishwasher we were installing. This rendered the upstairs bathroom unusable until a plumber was able to come and install a new pipe. Here is a look at our future permanent home:

Today, as we wait for word of how several situations outside of our control will shake down, we have a sense of peace that however things work out, whatever our circumstances demand of us, wherever life takes us, we are blessed! And there is much more of God's goodness to experience!

Proverbs 3 describes our contentment in this transition time. It says, "Don't lose your grip on Love and Loyalty. Tie them around your neck; carve their initials on your heart. . . Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure everything out on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track" (MSG).

1 comment:

Laura Fenske said...

The Winterport house is alright I guess. I tend to like something a little on the larger side, but I suppose it will work since it's temporary. :) Not a bad place to be for the interm, I'm jealous for sure!

And, your new place in Canada look so cute too! It's nice to see pictures, it makes it all so much more real to me.