Finding Contentment

Today, I'm struggling to find contentment in the place we have called home for 5 years. 

Two weeks ago, this house was completely packed and ready to be moved to our new dream home. 
A day before the scheduled move we found out that our closing had fallen through.
I expected to be crushed, hysterical, devastated. 
BUT, instead we both had a peace that only God can give.

The game plan is to wait a year and re-list our home and start the search over again. Fortunately God holds the map, it's just our job to follow His lead. That's the hard part for sure.  (I've been watching too much Dora with Decs because after re-reading this for errors, I can't get the song "he's the map, he's the map, he's the map" out of my head- yikes).

[moving right along]

So, I thought to pull myself out of depression pump myself up, I would take this blog space to list some of my favorite things about my home:

-I love our neighborhood: old homes, brick streets, great parks.
-I love our big front porch.
-I love the big open living and dining room.
-I love the swinging door on the kitchen and other old details of the 1920s. 
-I love that we have wood floors in our entire house as well as wood french doors on the office turned playroom and big wood trim all throughout.
-I love our 10 foot ceilings.
-I love Declan's nursery. The perfect shade of chocolate brown. Doors on 2 sides so you can enter from the office or hall. Oh, and the one small spot that DOESN'T squeak for night time rocking. 
-I love that we bought it as a foreclosure and worked our booties off to make it nice again. 

So as I continue to be at peace with our failed closing, my heart still needs to be jolted every once and awhile to see what we DO have and not what we're missing. Easier said than done, but I'm game.


Tracey... said...

So sorry...I love this pic ...love the porch...I miss all the green...we don't get that out here...

Christy said...

What a sweet picture, it just makes my heart melt . . .

Sorry things didn't work out the way you had hoped, but rest assured things are working out.

Oh, and thanks for putting that song back in my head . . . I don't have it running through my head enough as it is! Hehehe