Here we are, at a transitional point in our lives. As many of you know we bought our house just over 5 years ago and have been working on all sorts of DIY projects making our house a home. Well, we are not exactly done updating the house. But it is time for us to move on. This last June we listed our house and it sold! We currently are not lookingin to buying a house, we are, err, downsizing, to a trailer!!!
OK, so here is the thing. My hubbies parents are having a hard time keeping up their 1/2 acre property, and things just need to get repaired, like a new deck and new roof. Just to name a few. Well, after working on our house, and trying to find time to get to their house to help them with pretty much everything, was really overwhelming. We decided we could not serve them the way we should living in a different town. So we are moving to their property so we can focus on helping them. Furthermore, we knew we didn’t want to rent out our house, so selling was our only option. Besides, it’s just a house and we can always buy another one later. We need to be present for them now.
But it’s not really just the house upkeep that has been tugging on my heart. It is also my desire to help my mother-in-law and father-in-law eat better. You see my father-in-law is a cancer survivor, but he needs to be on his chemo pills to stay in remission. As a result, this has taken a toll on his body and is not as strong as he use to be. Making him a fall risk. My sweet mother-in-law worries about him constantly and in turn don’t take care of herself. She really is not much of a cook and honestly, it’s not her favorite thing to do. Which is fine, but turning to packaged food or fast food is not helping her (or her hubby’s) blood sugars. She needs to have her blood sugars under control because she needs to have her knee replacement surgery. It had already been cancelled one due to her sugars being to high. I know stress can do that too. But the thing is with us being there, she will have all the help she will need to have the surgery as well as during her recovery.
In the mean time, she is worried about us giving up our house. “It’s a beautiful house!” she says, “You’ve done so much work!” Yes, well, people are more important than a house. I believe our Lord calls us to serve, here is our families time to serve. Some of my kids are excited about this move, one in particular is not. But after a talk about his 2 main concerns he is okay with the move.
We will continue to homeschool during the move and will begin a whole new adventure! Since our property was to small to have a vegetable garden and chickens. We will delight in the new space and enjoy much more outdoor time. Plus my kids will make some great entertainment for their grandparents!
I look forward to keeping you posted on our transition and our new adventure.
“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. ”