My husband and I have been married for almost 10 years. I can’t believe how fast that time has gone by. There were definitely seasons that felt slower, especially in the midst of hardship, but 10 years!?!
I can’t believe it.
Since we have been married, we have never owned our own home. We traveled as missionaries staying as guests in other people’s homes, we lived in tents, we were renters, we lived with our parents, we have been house-sitters, and there was even a moment where we didn’t have the security of a place to lay our heads. Thankfully that only lasted about half a day until God provided. I share this with you to let you know that we desired a home, but waited on God’s timing for it.
I have wrestled with wanting the security of a home, but to be honest with you, through our journey I have learned that God is the only security we will ever have. So no matter what type of living situation you are in, praise God for it and let Him know your desires. This is the attitude we should always have,
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” – Philippians 4:12-13
In March of 2016 we closed escrow on our very first home. It was originally built in 1965, but as of 2016 just about everything except the foundation is new. We totally renovated this entire home and made it our own. My husband and I prayed for this house, we submitted our hopes and everything to God. It has been a whirlwind of a journey and I feel like we both have learned so much. Every morning I wake up with complete gratitude for this amazing gift of a home.
We have slowly been adding artwork to the walls and finding ways to live organized. I am sure this process is going to take a very long time.
Watch our fixer upper final reveal and check out some photos of our progress below:
Here are some updated photos of our house:
The Kitchen & Dining
The Guest Bath
The Kid’s Room
The Master Bath
The Kid’s School Room