It was, indeed, Divine Intervention that allowed us to purchase this beautiful parcel of property. All the financial pieces fell into place and the home we were living in sold in only two weeks!!
Our new home was built about 30 yards south of our temporary home that I showed you earlier. It's in a spot that used to be a cattle pen. We witness the most beautiful skies from our front porch!
This is our "hay" barn but we don't keep hay in it. This is where we stall and feed our horses, as well as storing the tractor and some equipment.
The view from the other side of the pond, which is a favorite spot for some fishing or stone throwing with the grandkids.
But little did we know that health issues would develop that became a problem for both of us, which made living our dream more of an uphill battle. Our joy was waning but it wasn't until a happenstance conversation that we realized that we were both feeling the same thing. After much prayer and many conversations, last fall we made the decision to downsize. Sell the property, cattle and equipment and to make our lives and lifestyle somewhat less of a burden. Was it an easy decision? No. It was heartbreaking. Was it the right decision? Yes. Coming to the realization that this is not where God intended us to live for the rest of our lives but rather a place where we could look back and be thankful for God giving us the opportunity, albeit shorter than what we had anticipated.
Over the last 6 to 8 months, we've been slowly sorting, purging and packing our belongings. That's why you haven't seen me around since the first of the year!! We have our property up for sale and, several weeks ago, we had a big auction. I'll share those details with you next time. If you've never participated in an auction, just think garage sale.....1,000 times over!! ;)
Now that the worst of it is over, I have time to breathe and slow down a bit. Best of all, I'm able to start blogging and participating again! ;)
We are in the beginning stages of a new chapter in our lives and I look forward to sharing those with you. In fact, we've already made the decision about what to do from here...but more about that later.
Until next time~