A few years ago #Dude told me I needed to pack, I was so excited thinking about what kind of vacation we were going on. Then I learned that we were downsizing.
I immediately thought of the years that I had spent perfectly decorating every nook and cranny of my 6000 square feet. I remembered every party, prom, birthday, Christmas, Easter, Holiday fun. Like a rush of wind I thought of graduation parties, Halloween activities, kids sleepovers, my girlfriends sleeping over. The last kid was about to graduate college and I fully expected to enjoy every square foot of that house just me and dude. I was going to give him his own floor and I would have mine and we could still share the bedroom (for obvious reasons).
Raymond, who is ALWAYS #MakingMoneyMoves also had dreams after our kids finished college (This is a placecard to remind you #communication is key in marriage and relationships). He dreamed of retiring, downsizing and taking it easy. Hence, #nest1500. We went from 6000 square feet to 1500 square feet and of course most of my furniture didn’t fit through the doors, let alone in the rooms.
When I expressed my concern as gently as I could muster, dude came up with some slimy slogan, home is wherever I am with you. I was like ……. please. I then asked the Lord for peace. A couple weeks later I was out and saw this….
I was like really God. I heard the Lord say, lean not to your own understanding. Needless to say, I bought the picture and it hangs in my bedroom.
I thank God for my home that transcends space and time, but simply resides in our hearts.
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