We are the proud owner of a double mortgage today. Luckily, this will only be for 2 weeks. God has blessed us.
A new house is like a brand new, tiny baby. You have many hopes and dreams for her and she has many wants to be fulfilled to make her feel like your own. She's naked waiting to be clothed, painted and decorated. Over the years you get to grown in your relationship with her and nuture her. You learn the quirks and foilbles together, unlike an older house which you have adopted--it is set in its ways and you discover those quirks immediately. I grieve the adoption of our Sugar Land house, but I know he will be in good hands. Hopefully, we can even visit him again when the boys are older.
I even have the same questions as a new parent would bringing their child home from the hospital... What does the Lord have in store for her life? Besides our family, who will she shelter? Who will she give comfort to? How will she show God's grace? I have no doubt that God has a plan for her and our family and I look forward to that new chapter in our lives come May 22.
P.S.--You might have noticed the "she" reference....well, if I can't have a daughter to dress, I'll just have to "dress up" my house instead.