Just a few days ago I was chatting with my husband about how much God has blessed us this past year.
One year ago, this month, we bought this property.
For the entire month of October and a good part of November, my husband camped out in the shop, working his normal shift and then spending countless hours on our house every evening and weekend.
Although, our son-in-law had two or three other jobs, he worked nights on our house, driving the hour and a half out of his way just to help us get done before our date to be out of the rental.
I’d drive down to my husband’s work on Friday afternoons to drop our son off so he could help through the weekend.
Then on Sunday mornings I’d get up extra early to meet them for church.
I didn’t move in until just before Thanksgiving.
Handsome spent part of Christmas and New Year’s finishing the bathrooms.
He came down sick in January.
February he started working on the chicken coop.
March and April on the garden fence and the run for the chickens.
May we started planting and were given our lamb.
The summer saw us adding our goat to the mix and working on several things including my husband’s shop and restarting the furniture business.
Somewhere in there we were given our rabbits!
We’ve been excited to be able to share eggs and tomatoes with others.
Our other crops didn’t grow too well, but hopefully next year we will have enough to share more.
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Philippians 4:11-13 KJV
We are so thankful for God’s blessings.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for placing our family here and all You did to make it possible. Thank You for the blessing of help through our many projects, especially our two sons. Lord, this property belongs to You and we want to honor You with it. Please help us to be wise stewards and to be generous with all things. Lord, please teach me how to organize and setup things that we are using our time wisely. Lord, thank You for how much You have done to prepare us for what You are doing next. Lord, I love You. Thank You for loving me first. Amen.