Monday, September 15, 2008

Our New Home

"And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you,
because you obey the voice of the LORD your God:
"Blessed shall you be in the city,
and blessed shall you be in the country."
Deut. 28:2-3


The Lord gave us this verse eleven years ago, in 1997, when we knew He was calling us to move from our acreage to the heart of Seward. While city living was much different than the rustic rural life we'd grown accustomed to, we have thoroughly enjoyed and treasured life in our current home. The quiet bustle of small town life has become a fun part of our daily lives and with a kind and generous land-lady, we could hardly have asked for a nicer situation. God has been so good to us here!

But seasons of life change. And for our family, these seasons are changing rather quickly these days! Due to the settling of an estate, our current home will be sold in the near future and we have been praying for the Lord's direction regarding housing for our family.

To make a long story a bit shorter, our offer was accepted on this home -- located near Milford, approx. 12 miles from our current home. We close on the house this Wednesday and have set our moving date for Tuesday, September 23th, the week after Josiah's wedding.

Please keep us in prayer as this obviously means we have some huge days ahead to accomplish all the sorting, de-junking and packing that living in a house eleven years requires -- besides final wedding preparations.

We look forward to what God has for us in the coming days! Stay tuned...

Pictures of our new home. We'll be sharing more (plus interior pictures) after we close on the house.

22 comments:

Noelle said...

What a beautiful house! Looks really cute...can't wait to see the inside! :)

Goldfish said...

Can't wait to see how you guys decorate the inside! (you were so creative with your current house)

AJ said...

Good luck to you! I will be praying all goes well!

rescueforhim said...

May God give you the strength and energy to get everything acomplished. I will be praying for you.

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your new home. We are so happy for you. We'll be watching for the pictures of the interior.
The Bontrager's

Anonymous said...

Love the house, and I can't wait to see the inside. Kimberly.

Anonymous said...

i didn't know you were moving! looks great anyway:) i'll be praying for you.

Stephanie said...

That looks like such a nice house! I'm looking forward to seeing the interior photos the most as well.

Julie said...

Praying for strength and endurance (and a great sense of humor) for your entire family. You might be surprised at the things you find while packing...

Looking forward to seeing pictures of the wedding and the interior of the new house!

Coeur d'Court said...

We are so excited! It'll be so fun to have you close. That house and plot of land look so charming and homey -- what a blessing to have more room and be in the country. Praying the Lord blesses and guides your family in the weeks ahead as you pack, have a wedding and then move! We can't wait!!

Sauve Family said...

How exciting! Praying for you all as the Lord leads you through these new times!

Hope to see you all again soon.

Grace for the Sauve family

~Tori~ said...

It is beautiful! I can't wait to see the interior!

esther beasley said...

It is so beautiful!!
Hope all your packing goes well:) we are praying for ya.

Melodie said...

It is Beautiful! God is so Good! Can't wait to see the inside!!

Anonymous said...

Whoa!!! We will have to make sure you guys get some much needed R & R while you're here...
Congrats on the house!
Love,
Ron & Doris

Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping us updated w/ what's happening in your family - even though I'm sure you and your family must be busier than a beehive(esp. right now!).
I'm really happy for your family.
My family just recently moved to the country and we love it!
I'm praying for your family and hope all goes well with the wedding and moving.

Your sister in Christ, Julie
P.S. I am also looking forward to seeing the pics of the wedding and inside of your new house.

The Ansons said...

Moving!!!!!! Wow... I can't imagen how much there is to move... and i thought we had a lot.:) The plus side is you have more helping hands! :)

Anonymous said...

WOW! GREEN GRASS! And the house is cute too! (Grass in California is generally brown at this time of the year!)
So happy for your you all. Now you truly have a HOME SWEET HOME of your own! Praise the Lord!

Blessings to you from sunny southern California.
Greer Family

Ruth Ann said...

how exciting - praise the Lord!! May He be with and guide you as you move into your new home next week!! (and for the wedding this weekend! :)

~ Ruth Ann

Pine Pod Farm said...

It's lovely!

~*~Amy's musings~*~ said...

ahhhh, i'm so excited!!! you guys are moving so close to my parents!! how great!

Anonymous said...

I love the house. Kimberly.