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!