Possible changes ahead
Well, some of you already know that there is a lovely sign in our front yard now, but for those of you who don't actually live here in our little village, here's a picture of the sign:
No, we are not taking off for the Swiss Alps, or even the jungles of South America, although I wouldn't mind visiting either one of those places. This sign is our "fleece." (Read the story of Gideon in the Bible if you're completely lost). Let me back up a bit and say that we have lived in this house for almost 10 years now. It has served our purposes rather well, but as our children start to take up more space (and, well, we've kept adding them, too; when we moved in we just had Paul and it seemed HUGE!), we've felt a bit of a crunch. Yes, compared to many in this world, we have a great house. Whenever I think of the missions trips we took to Mexico, I'm reminded of this fact. But, all that being said, a house here in town went up for sale just a few weeks ago. It was an opportunity we really couldn't pass up, as it has 3 bathrooms (as opposed to one), nice, big bedrooms, and probably about double the square-footage that we have now. We have been praying a TON that God would direct this decision. Some of you know that, at times, we've also wanted to move closer to grandparents, and while it's not necessarily that we've lost that desire, we're just seeing if it's part of God's plan for us to move into this house and stay here. We love our church, our friends, and the school, so there are many plusses to investing in something we'd be a little more comfortable in. I must stress that this isn't a "done deal"--our offer has been accepted, our loan has gone through, but now we need to sell this house. So, that would be a major prayer request! Pray that the right person will come along who appreciates the charm of an early 1900s home.
Oh, here's the house we're maybe, possibly, hopefully buying (if it's in God's will, I might add :-)