Sunday, November 9, 2008

Home is where my heart really is!!!

We are finally in our new home. We still have a lot of work to do but it is now livable and i love it. There are so many things I love about this place and this upcoming time in our lives. I love that my daddy lived in this house when he was Jake and Brady's age. I love that my pawpaw built this house with his own hands and that he painstakingly tore down an old schoolhouse to have the wood to build it. THIS IS TRULY A CRAFTSMAN HOUSE AT IT'S BEST!!!! I love that this house holds lots of fond memories of my childhood - many I had forgotten until coming back here. I love watching my boys play in the same fields that I did as a child. I love, love , love that when I walk out my door into my yard that I can almost see my pawpaw sitting under the shade trees drinking a glass of sweet tea and eating a mayo biscuit. (gross I know). I love that we do not have a tv and that life is slow (well kinda but it really will be when we finish the house). I love that God is really stirring in both mine and John's heart and we are longing for him in a way we haven't in some time. I love to watch the most beautiful sunset in my back yard EVERY night. I love that our house is only 1100 square feet and that it is perfect for our family of 4. I am so amazed at what the Lord has done in my heart. I am home and so is my heart. He really has brought me here completely. I know that there will be hard days but that happens everywhere. I am really looking forward to the next 18 months and what God has in store for our family. I want to post pics of the house soon. I really love it!!!! I am back and really have much to write about. More to come soon!!!! It really feels good to be home!!!

7 comments:

Nikki said...

How exciting! It reminds me so much of our time in Wedowee. I must say that their is something to be said for "country living". I can't wait to see all that God has for your family over the next few months. We love you!

Jessie said...

Amy - what a wonderful blessing! I am so excited for you! Can't wait to see pictures! Have I been to this house? I remember a older house up a hill somewhere vaguely in the back of my mind...

Lindsey said...

so glad you are doing well and so glad to hear what all the Lord is doing with you guys. i'd love to see some pictures soon!

Laura said...

pictures please! we need pictures!
love ya'll,
Laura

Kristin said...

I'm so glad you're feeling so good about this "home" and that your heart is there with you! That helps so much! I feel alot of the same feelings here in Marion. I really do like a slower life, and I love watching my children play and grow in places I loved as a child...

We've learned much about the Lord during our time here, and we've also realized that "small town Alabama" is an overlooked mission field! Jonathan and I love to think about how the little things we do for God here have BIG impact in this small town.

Have a good week, friend. I'll look forward to some pictures!

Kari said...

Amy- so good to hear what's going on in your heart and what God is doing and the sweet closeness you're experiencing with Him. I can't wait to see pictures and chat with you some time.

Matt, Carrie and Lucy Allen said...

amy, glad you are enjoying it! i can't wait to see some pictures!