It’s a good reminder for myself.
Every time I drive by the construction, and I feel a twinge of disappointment if there hasn’t been any progress made- I have to remind myself of what a blessing this home is. That, a few short months is nothing in comparison to the years of happiness and memories we will make in this house. I’ve had a few rough sessions with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep recently, and each time I come home and start the heavy task of uploading the heart-breaking images on to my computer, I am brought back to the crushing reality that as long as my family is healthy and with me… I shouldn’t want for anything else. Anything above and beyond, is simply a blessing.
And in reality, nothing on this earth is really mine to begin with. Not my husband, my kids, my possessions, and definitely not this house…. it’s on loan to me from God. My job is to simply have a grateful heart for all that has been given to me, to be a good steward of these blessings, to give back what I can, and to thank the Lord each and every day for what He has given.
*And trust me- I do!!
And so, we decided it would be a fun family “ceremony” so-to-speak, to dedicate our house during various stages of its construction.
We picked a verse that fit our desire perfectly, and wrote it on the inside of our front entryway- right over the beams to the front door. It reads,
“Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight;
for you, Lord, have spoken,
and with your blessing- the house of your servant will be blessed forever.”
2nd Samuel 7:29
And to “symbolically” put our mark on the entryway, we each placed one handprint on the walls.
Then we had the kids place their handprints on the concrete in their own rooms, and sign their names in their sweet little handwriting
And then we placed our handprints together in our new master bedroom ~
We spent a little time wandering around the big empty beams, imagining each room and trying to picture ourselves living here. I’m a little bit of a creature of habit… so moving always makes me nervous! But this will be the good kind of nerves.
I think the most exciting part is watching the big playroom start to take shape. The house is all one-story except for a giant loft-style playroom, which we plan on turning into a super amazing kid’s hangout. Eek! So excited! But for now, we walk around the main house trying to envision it 5 months from now…. even when the tasks ahead seem daunting. Eyes on the prize, I suppose…
And somehow, Ty snuck the giant marker away from me…. but how can I get mad when I find him writing this??
And so, the waiting continues…. we are so excited!