And I think it's legit.
|Five little Hoolie boys. And 1 large blue alien. Count them. Cah-razy.|
|Fall decor, toys in my yard, and coffee on my step. Now it feels like HOME.|
The change-hater within me is still not very good at it, but I am getting better.
Eight homes later, I'm adjusting my sails a little more quickly each time.
It was after we purchased our very first home, and then had our very first child....I honestly thought that we "had arrived," that this was our "forever home" and that I would be a teacher and Kev would be a youth pastor for as long as we both were gonna' live. But, then Kevy got this wild and crazy idea to sell our house and go back to college...and it was then and there that I knew my life would most definitely not be looking like my own Mama's life where they bought a plot of land in their twenties, put their first little trailer on it while they were just starting out, and then built their honest and true Forever Home where we all know that they will indeed spend the rest of their live long days...
|Don't worry. The sallie is fine. I was just being shown his "cute red tummy."|
And I'm actually quite okay with it.
But it is why I tell all of my girls at my restaurant to choose wisely when it comes to the man whose name they will one day share. They want to be willing and happy - and excited even - to follow him to the Ends of the Earth if that's what God puts on his heart.
And so, here we are - almost one whole month into our new adventure of life sharing and life living with our friends. I can honestly say now - four weeks in - that I am happy and settled, I have my new rhythm and groove, and there's nothing left for me to mourn.
|Meet Snowball. Our new little Silky. I wanted to name her Stella...so that's what I secretly call her in my heart.|
My boys are happy.
My chickies are roaming free.
School is happening.
We are finding a new normal.
And it is well with my soul.
Because honestly, "What I love most about my HOME is who I share it with...." ~ Tad Carpenter
"And then her heart changed, or at least she understood it; and the winter passed, and the sun shone upon her." ~ J.R.R. Tolkein, the Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King.
|2 Mamas. Soul sisters. Life living.|