Sunday, August 30, 2009

Movin' On Up

I posted on facebook the other day that Roger and I both are starting to have a deep desire to find some property with more land to grow more of our own food, raise chickens and maybe get a horse. Roger wants about 20 acres and also wants a little woodsy area and a pond/lake on the property to fish and hunt, but we suspect that may be a little difficult to find unless we move really far away from the big city. I was amazed at all of the feedback comments from my post from friends who read it--either adding comments under my post or talking to me about it face to face--they all have the same desire as us.

One of the friends is from church and homeschooling. Her husband told me this morning at church that they may be moving out our way. They were going to look at an open house really close to us. He piqued our curiosity so we went to look also, and ran into them there. He jokingly said, "I knew I shouldn't have told you about this!" The property was gorgeous and would be something that Roger and I would be interested in--it had every aspect that I mentioned up above, but we know this is not our time. We had discussed at lunch today that if we were serious about this, we were going to have to continue working on getting out of debt--we are getting closer all the time, still need to get our current house in good condition, cut back on our travel plans--which is difficult for us because we love to travel, and it's possible we could have this dream 5 years from now--God willing.

It's exciting to think about this, but I am also grateful that both of us know that there are other things to do before this dream can come true. It is so nice to be happy and rejoice with our friends if they decide to buy this property without feeling any discontentment about our own circumstances. Besides, they would be living so close to us that I'm sure they wouldn't mind us dropping in a couple of times a week to enjoy their property, right Kelly? (She knows I'm just joking...maybe?) Wink, wink!


  1. I understand your dream all too well. Being a farm girl, it has always been hard for me to be in town with very little space around me. When David was little, he wanted a horse so bad and woods to explore. I have spent a lot of time thinking and dreaming about having a place in the country over the years.

    It still hasn't happened for me--and maybe never will. Terry's not opposed to it but he doesn't share the desire. We are no where near being in a place to do such a thing. We have made many financial mistakes over the years and it's going to take a long time to get passed that.

    You guys are so much closer to that dream. I am so happy and excited for you. Maybe we'll have to visit you when you get yours. :)

  2. I love it Rebecca!!! Your post and the property! :) It really is wonderful isn't it?
    Well, it gives us something to pray for. I really believe the Lord wants to give us the desires of our heart, but in His time. The waiting is the hardest part, we are so close.... we just have to be patient and wait on the Lord to get some property sold on the east coast. If this home is His will for us, then all things will work out. If this is not the home for us then I'll be disappointed, get over it and continue to wait on the Lord. God is good and it's so wonderful to know that He only wants the best for us.
    Meanwhile, you can pray with us! Out there you would be our neighbor! Making the location even better!!! I see BBQ's, swim parties, bonfire's, fishing and a ton of totally cool stuff in our future!!!

  3. Janet--you never know what could happen in the future so don't give up. So many things are running through my mind: inheritance, one of your kids getting a place like that you can also enjoy, a change in job or pay to help you get farther ahead...

    Kelly--totally agree about the desires of our hearts and Gods' will and timing. I believe some desires He puts in our hearts and then it's up to us to be obedient and patient, and He will come through on his end. God's been telling me for two years now to "get back to basics" and "simplify my life". I wasn't sure exactly how to do that, but this year I figured some things out and we've really started to do that and I see blessings in it already. Can't wait to see what will happen in the future for us. I'm going to hold you to all of those activities you mentioned above if this works out! Plus, we'll have a closer babysitter for the kids, too!

  4. What an awesome post! Keep focused on your goal and together you will make it happen!