we bought land! guys the story behind this land is so beautiful & just a reminder of God’s faithfulness & blessing.
I will start at the beginning…Justin has been driving by this land on weekly basis for the last nine months (ever since Everlee was born). He would get up in the morning with Everlee & take her for a drive so I could get a little extra sleep since I was in the newborn, zombie, hanging on with a couple hours a sleep overnight mode.
Justin would constantly come back from his drive & say “hey babe, I prayed over our land today” to which I would reply “Hahahah sure Justin there is NO way we could ever get that- are you crazy” supportive wife I know!!?! & this little conversation went on for months & months.
Fast forward to the beginning of February…. I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel from my PPD & I decided to switch roles & took Everlee for a drive in the morning so Justin could sleep. I pulled over to my favorite spot here in town & just praise God for His healing, for His grace, & for my beautiful family. Well, my favorite spot in town also happened to be next to the “infamous” land Justin was always telling me he thought was meant for us. I decided to just drive by to see what Justin was always talking about. I drove by & immediately am struck with a vision—- & I see children running (tons of children) & animals & this light & peace that I can’t explain comes over me.
I come home & tell Justin let’s do it. Let’s sell whatever we have to to get this land. LONG STORY SHORT–The next day we traded in our luxury SUV for a mini van, our PARTY BUS is gone, & we cut our month spending down to a minimum & made an offer on the land!
Our offer was accepted & we closed on the land this past weekend.
We still aren’t sure if we will be selling our house, moving into an RV, building a small guest house first to live in, or renting out our house & go live in an apartment- it is ALL up in the air, but here we are!
We have a place a forever home to build our life. We dream of chickens, goats, pigs, & dogs roaming our land. We dream of watching our babies grow up simple & in God’s green earth. We dream of getting our hands dirty & planting gardens & filling our souls & our bellies with fresh food we were able to create with our own hands. We dream of gathering the fatherless here. We dream of party after party. We dream of raising our boys & daughter to love God & to connect with His beautiful creation on a daily basis. We We dream of growing old together here. We dream of taking care of our parents here & then having our children take care of us here. We dream of the endless sunsets we will watch & the deepening of our love as we connect, talk, & work through our marriage. We dream of building a place of refuge for the weary- a place where our families & friends can find comfort, joy, & peace. This is what we envision for this AMAZING, beautiful far more than we deserve gift. We want it to be used for HiS glory & not our own pride.
God hasnt made clear to us yet all of our spiritual gifts, but we both know for sure He has given us the gift of hospitality & family. We are beyond excited to be able to continue to grow this gift & give of ourselves in a deeper way.
I am going to be documenting our journey over on @thefoxesandthefarm —everything is still up in the air for what our future holds, but we are beyond excited to start this new journey!