I have a story to tell today. I hope you will read it, and pass it on to someone in your life who might need it.
Countless times in the past year, people have asked me for a house tour. I just couldn't do it, because the truth was that we just couldn't afford our house anymore. My husband lost his job in January after a couple really tough years. After agonizing discussions, we decided to walk away from our house. The happy part of this story is that we were able to move into my sister's townhouse, a place I love with all my heart.
Our old house was a wonderful home. It was colorful and full of love and laughter. I'm a terrible liar, and I couldn't stand living in it when we couldn't afford it anymore. It is such a blessing to be in our new place and I'm having so much fun making it our home.
I have learned so much from this experience. I can promise you that many people you come across are carrying a heavy load on their shoulders. If this is you, and you need someone to talk to, email me. I would love to be a blessing to you, like so many have been to me. I can't thank my friends and family enough. They have been so supportive during this time. My parents... well, I just couldn't have gotten through it without them. They worked tirelessly to help us during the move. I think I got rid of 50% of my stuff. I learned that it's just stuff.
Their have been lots of happy and sad tears this summer. I feel happy. My husband is starting to get work. My girls are all settled in. I walked out the door of my old house and shut the door on that part of my life. I will be o.k.
During the next week, I will be showing you some of the projects I've done in our new house. It's small but we are using every square inch... and it just couldn't be cuter, if I may say so myself.
I know this is God's plan for me... and I'm so glad I'm finally able to share it with you.