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A bit of a turn.....

Things have taken a bit of a turn.  My excitement has been checked by the reality of more practical issues.  We had a home inspection on Monday only to discover that there is much more that will need to be done before "pretty" takes place.  Yes, we are still buying the little house; but our focus (and our budget) has been shifted from decks and enhancements to practical things; like a new water heater, gas lines, wiring, plumbing, etc.

We are so blessed!   My husband is the most wonderful man.  He left me a voice mail at work where he simply read a few verses from Proverbs 31, which reads:

An excellent wife who can find?

She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands.
She is like the ships of the merchant;
she brings her food from afar.
She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She dresses herself with strength
and makes her arms strong.
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.
She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.

I was so blessed and encouraged by his sweet message.  He is so secure that he is able to recognize the gifts that God has given me and can encourage me in those gifts without feeling in the least bit threatened.  He was able, (in the midst of all of this real estate negotiations) to go visit a sweet Christian sister who has recently left Atria to life in a new residential care facility.

We were able to negotiate a deal on the house that would enable us to afford to make the health and safety improvements necessary so that we can move in by April 15th.

I am a blessed woman because the Lord has seen fit to give me such a wonderful man!  The passage he emphasized in his voice mail was:

She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

My husband trusts me and he trusts the Lord and that gives me wings on my shoes!    I am content to make this move knowing that it will be a long time before the little house is completely restored and will look like what I see in my minds eye.  But, I am at peace with the idea that our life will be filled with new adventures and we will be working side-by-side as we serve the Lord!  I welcome this change with all my heart!

I will do my best to keep you all posted.....


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