This pic popped up on my FB memories and I giggled. This was snapped over 5 years ago when we were on our way to our new house with the last load of belongings in the back of the car. We were completely exhausted but excited.
We, to that point, had moved over 20 times (we've lost count, truly) and we were getting ready to move into one of the most unique properties we ever dreamed that we would get to live in.
That is when we pinky promised each other that this would be our last move. We even joked that when our time on earth is done, we could just be moved to the cemetery next door...(I know, we're those people.) Seriously, we thought this was it!
Pigeon Run had everything...big open space, history, studio potential, and we loved that place, but...we realized now that maybe our assignment there was to steward that place and leave it better than we found it. We had an amazing 5 years there and if I took the time to list all the wonderful and life changing events that happened while living in that space, this blog would be too long.
My Hubby made a masterful decision that knocked me for a loop when he said, I think we should put this place on the market. What?!!! ,and a few choice other expressive words, was my answer, but put it on the market we did after praying for the people who would live there.
After a bit of a gut punch in realizing that I had the perfect studio, I resigned myself to the fact that God must have something greater in mind for us. It isn't about a house, it's about life and living that really matters.
As I sit writing this post this morning, looking out at the foggy lake view, I realize that what I think is the pinnacle, the most amazing, doesn't even touch what is to come and I find myself filled with gratitude. Gratitude for so many Friends and Family that came and helped. They lifted, moved, packed, and made decisions when I was completely frozen in this process. I've said thank you so many times but it doesn't seem to cover what I feel.
We moved from 2800 sf not including garage and studio space to 780 sf of living space. A 1966 raised ranch with an inspiring view.
She needs a little updating, (studio, kitchen update, workshop, deck and outdoor spaces, just to start) but she's a sweet little project and we are very happy here already.
Yesterday, I carved out a bit of studio space and I'm really looking forward to creating and living here.
Hubby got a good start by taking out this little half wall cabinet thingy and it opened up the space so much.
It's a beginning...We believe that if we can dream it, we can do it. I would have never guessed 3 months ago that we would have done this and made this move, but I believe there is goodness and purpose in it and we are excited to watch it all unfold.