This weekend we celebrated 13 yrs of marriage.
In 2005, we were in our mid 30s and 40s, both divorced, and recovering from debt, financially, emotionally and relationally. God has been so very good to us, restoring years the locusts ate, giving us both grace and mercy we never dreamed or imagined. I could go on for pages and pages, but it may bore some. When I think of where I was at and what my future looked like even 15 years ago, I never would have imagined not only owning a home, but having our mortgage paid off, retirement savings, and being able to do this Reno/addition. It’s nothing short of a miracle. The economics of it don’t make sense. I’ve talked with other Believing friends about it, who have experienced similar. It’s not prosperity gospel, I don’t believe in the idiotic idiom of “believe it and you will receive it”.. but I believe in God and His faithfulness, (not in my faith or faithlessness) and am spending this life aiming to always remember that “everything in heaven and on earth is yours Oh Lord…”.
It’s not easy.. but it IS all too easy to revert to “my house” “my van” ” my savings account”. .. we try to always remember we are stewards.. He’s given us responsibility, not ownership. And we want to be found faithful.
So our hope is that in being stewards of the home He’s given us the privilege to live in and care for, we can be conduits of His blessing (to paraphrase Bob, a dear old friend)
So.. Happy anniversary to my love, and thanks to Dad for blessing us.
This weekend we finally received some decent weather we could work in, and got lots done colour me happy!!
We have a good portion of floor lifted and more bricks off the house
Cotton put the Delta wrap on today, and we’re set for backfill tomorrow!
LC started beefing up trusses in the house, and framing begins in a couple days! It feels like we’re back on schedule!