Friday, February 22, 2013

A Little About Humble Abode

A couple of months ago my husband resigned from his job of 14 years.  He was 4th man in the company.  We had a nice home that we built 10 years ago.  It was nothing grand but it is a home we welcomed the last two children, created many memories, hosted many fellowships, and parties. We had a pool that the kids enjoyed during the summer. We had access to Target, WalMart, and all those luxuries. Yes....those are luxuries when even the closet McDonalds is MILES away now.  We left our home church of 10 years. 

We stepped out into the unknown by the leading of the Lord and my moved couple hours away to the southern tip of our state.  My husband became a Pastor and our life has changed drastically.  Through it all we have been blessed.  We now live in a very small town that is very rural.  Things go really slow and laid back here. We lived in the city area of St. Louis where the pace was anything but slow.

Our home was a blessing because we looked for months for a house to call our home.  We were actually preparing to move into the church (they have a small VERY small hotel room apartment) and that was not the ideal thing with 3 kids, two dogs, and two adults. The weekend before our house closed and we were preparing to move inside the church this home opened up to us by some farmers. It is a nice quaint home that was clean and affordable on 6 acres.

Abode--is a small dwelling.  Our home is not the smallest but it is small and we are very thankful for it.

A home is more than just what you live in...it is how you live in it. It is the memories you make and the joy and trials shared. It a refuge and a place to rest.

Blessings..
Chrissy



2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new home! I am sure you will create just as many wonderful memories in this new one as you did in the old one. I know what it's like to have things so far from you, we live in that type of area as well. It becomes part of life. Soon, you won't be able to figure out how you ever handled life in a city or suburb :)
    A pastor's wife, that's awesome! Congratulations to your husband on his pastoral role. I can't wait to read more about how you and your family continue to grow in the Lord as you follow His path for you!
    God Bless,
    Shellie

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