Wednesday, August 12, 2015

We Mend Each Other

A few years ago, after reading through The Divergent book series, my daughter made this image.  I love this quote from Allegiant.

Since I was young, I have always known this:
 Life damages us; everyone.
We can't escape that damage.
But now, I am also learning this:
We can be mended.
We mend each other.

What a beautiful picture of life.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Pursuing The Dream


We have lived in the only home we have owned for almost 12 years.
We have only one bathroom and what will shortly be 4 teenagers (3 of them being girls).
We live in a neighborhood where I do not feel safe letting my children play outside (it wasn't always this bad...)
The bus system in our neighborhood is sketchy, to say the least.
While people in other countries live in cramped quarters all the time, because we have the freedom not to do so, it is very difficult to live in such confined space...i.e. there is literally no room to spread out or be alone.
We are in a position financially to possibly explore other living options.
We believe that this is God's timing, to move forward to our forever home.
We have absolutely no idea what God's time table will actually look like.