Sunday, May 2, 2010

Still Waiting

When we moved into this house by the lake we decided not to make any of the improvements needed until my house sold. Five months later, we are still waiting for someone to love my house.

I tell myself that just as God led us to this house, He will lead someone else to the house I left empty and waiting.  I've been pray for the people who will move in and love the backyard with the pool, huge trees and the see-saw.  I hope they will find as much joy there as I did.

I am looking for the lesson in all of this. We have learned a few but I wonder what I am overlooking and if overlooked lessons are why we still wait.  We have learned to share rooms and bathrooms.  We have learned to survive a winter with no heat on the middle floor.  We have learned to delay the things we want in order to provide our children with the things they need.  We are learning to work the hardest early in the morning and late at night to take advantage of the cooler temperatures.

I am reconciled to the fact that there will be no big profit from the sale of the old house.  I am reconciled to the fact that a teeny tiny profit means teeny tiny upgrades to our house by the lake.

That's okay.  We have all we really need. 

We are together, under one roof, well fed, mostly healthy and.......

we have cable and internet.

Just sayin'...

1 comment:

  1. I grew up in a house with 5 people and one bathroom. Luckily 4 of the residents were boys, but I really have mainly fond memories. Reminds me a a line from a song "love grows best in little houses".