Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Our home.

Six years. 

That's how long we've been waiting for a house. 

Six years to wait sort of felt like a long time. 

And in many ways, I had sort of resigned myself to the process of waiting. I knew the feeling of waiting. 

Waiting on Paul to get well, waiting on the phone calls from the doctors to give us answers, waiting for the surgeon to come out, and I could go on and on.  

Waiting changes a person. Waiting on a house? Waiting on a baby? Waiting on the right person? Waiting on any sort of answer? Well that is what changes you. 

It grows you, it stretches you, it pushes the limits of your faith, and sometimes it makes you angry and just plain over it all. 

But hope is a funny thing. Just when you say I AM DONE, hope will rise. 

It's this verse: But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will RUN AND NOT GROW WEARY, they will walk and not be faint.

The new strength comes, and it keeps coming.

Until it's six years later, and you are breaking ground on a new home. 

Our home. 

I didn't blog about it. 

I didn't Facebook about it.

I didn't Twitter about it.

I didn't do anything much about it, except tell close friends and family.

I just kept this in my heart, with I will admit it, fear. I was afraid things would fall through, so I thought it best to just keep mum. 

So for months we've been going through this whole house process.

I won't even admit how many annoying pictures I've taken.

Paul and I would send each other the most MUNDANE pictures. OH HEY, LOOK AT THIS! IT'S A FLOOR.


Yeah, we've almost bored ourselves.

But all the monontoneous pictures weren't in vain.

Because in the end nothing fell through, and now we own a home.

Our home.

A moment I've been waiting six years for.


pamelabush said...

re so excited for you. I love the new table top. I'm sure things are coming together for you in the moving in process. So excited about seeing you in less than a month!

bethjosh said...

That is SO awesome! We need more pics :-)

Granny G said...

Love it! Congratulations!!

Susie said...

Congratulations!!Exciting news for you all!!

Lynne and Nick said...

Congrats - it looks beautiful. And, I love your post about waiting. Waiting is tough - but yes, truly a faith-filled journey. :)

Tracey said...

I love you. Sooooo incredibly happy for you guys.

Jaime Mac said...

You are TOO good at keeping a secret!!! (Dang it!). So happy for you---I can't wait to see more pics!!!!

Jessica said...

Congratulations Gretchen!!! Tha is wonderful

Jami said...

Can't wait to see it!!!
Love you!!!

melanie said...

well said and posted. love the pics and really really wanted to crash your move in party but Matt said there is no way we had time to stop. Love you guys