Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Living on a lake

Our new house is on a small subdivision lake. The kind with paddle boats and little docks. I love it. Tatum has turned out to be our little water baby. Every day after school, she is swimming with her friends. They put on life vests and swim back and forth from Emily's house to our house. Or beach to beach if you will.

We looked long and hard for house. We prayed even harder. Our church prayed. Our family and friends prayed. At times I was so discouraged and downtrodden. The lowest of the lows. But through it all, even the tears, I trusted God. I prayed for the house He wanted for us. I prayed that He would put us where He needed us to be. We looked at nicer houses. We looked at bigger houses. We put in offers and counter offers and everything in between.

In the end, we got the disco house and we love it. As I sit on my deck drinking coffee or down at the beach watching the kids swim, I know we are exactly where we need to be. Where God wants us to be. I have a peace in my heart that I have never had before. I love it.

How many times do we forget to wait on God and try to handle things ourselves? How's that working for us? Not good usually. Waiting on God is the hardest thing I have ever done and the most rewarding. Patience is not my strong point, but I am finally getting it. God in charge of your life is humbling and life changing and hard. God's time is not our time. But had I not waited on Him, I would not have this house.

So what are you putting in God's hands today? Do you have the strength to leave it there????

God bless you and yours.

3 comments:

apittman said...

That's the view from your back yard????? soooooo jealous! But really, what great memories for your kids! Why is it the "disco" house?

As for your question...I was just talking to hubby this morning that we're living in a hammock of grace all this week. You know...that week before payday, when you're so glad porkchops were insanely cheap a month ago and you stocked up...

Kay Klebba said...

Allison, it is the disco house because when we bought it, it had not been updated since 1974. Our basement, which shall remain pristine in all it's lovliness, has red and orange shad carpet up the wall and surrounding our black naugahyde circle bar. We have glitter in the ceiling and roller skating rink linoleum in the rest of the basement. Hilarious. The pics are up on facebook, just click on the album the disco house.

Love the "hammock of grace" just love it

CHILLAPPLE said...

its really i wondered to see it..