That is the word that best describes our current season of life. I’m working hard on making it a positive one, but often times, it feels quite the opposite. Especially when it is one that is not by your choosing.
Currently, we are in the process of packing and moving. This is coming from an unplanned transition thrust upon us. That is creating much stress on me as I frantically try to get all things done that require my time. I’m using this time to sell things that we no longer need (like younger toys and girls clothing that have been sitting in boxes for a future garage sale) and we are planning on donating whatever doesn’t sell to those in need of them. It is a great feeling to know that we are giving things to others who need them, plus it saves us from transporting them to another place where they will just continue to collect dust while I plan on having a garage sale in the future (or subconsciously plan on never having one)…
This latest transition has also sparked motivation on a dream that I’ve had in the “someday” category of life. The desire is continuing to grow stronger as I live in the big city and I truly feel like this is something that God wants us to do. I want to have a homestead. In the last couple years, I’ve actually started planning what we would have, the steps as we grow, etc.
Such a passion to make a big change in life that can benefit your family and strengthen your faith can only be sparked by God as you discover who you are and who He wants you to be. For years, I have always thought of myself as a big-city type of girl. It’s where I moved to right after high school and have tried to make a go of it, never really being happy though. God has been working in me hard the last couple several years and he is showing me who he wants me to be. And it’s not that girl I was trying so hard to be. I’m a slower-pace, more traditional (or old fashioned), country girl. Who would have thought?
Now it’s time to get working toward that dream!
We are scrambling to find a very low-cost place to move to, somewhat further out of the city. Our goal is to save every penny we can to purchase a few acres of land (ideally somewhere in the vicinity of 10-20 acres) and start off by putting a small trailer on the land. As things grow and progress and we save, we can always build. But I figured we’ll be spending most of our time outside setting things up, planting gardens, preparing for animals, and just enjoying what God has created, so do we really need a large home? Nah…
As things progress with moving toward a simpler life, we will share all the ups and downs with all of you. I’m excited about finally making this leap toward our dreams and look forward to reconnecting with nature.
What we need from you:
Please be in prayer for us. We have a large financial burden to overcome prior to beginning our life on our homestead. Everything costs so much money, and as a single parent, it is going to take a great work through God to achieve our dreams.