Taking a look back
I bought this house in 2005
It was a terrible mess and
I remember thinkingWhat have I done!!!!!
After gutting the kitchen,
refinishing the floors,
painting every surface
I moved in two months later to live
happily ever after......
These pictures were taken a couple of
weeks before I moved out. I was selling most all of what is pictured here.
I had to downsize because I was renting out my darling cottage
and moving in with my sister and her family.
I made the decision to do this after almost two years of being unemployed.
I did not want to go and I really did not want to give up all of my "things"
I thought my heart would be broken and that everything
would be hard and painful.
I have not regretted it ..........ever!
Yes I loved my little cottage and all of my STUFF
and I thought I would live out the end of my days there.
God had other plans for me and he has blessed me beyond measure.
It was such a good move for me and one that never would
have happened if not for the downturn
in the economy.
What I thought would destroy me and my financial future did not.
I now live in a beautiful home, very close to the beach, with family.
This has been really good for me and living with Kerri, Lowell, Nick,
and Michael (my son) helps me to be more giving and
to think of others more.
Lots of people ask me if it is hard to share space with
family and it really hasn't been in our case. It is not perfect.
But it is really close to being perfect.
My little cottage was once featured on the cover of Romantic Homes.
I thought that was the best thing that ever happened to me,
that I would live there forever and continue to
collect all the little treasures that I loved. God has other plans for me,
I hope they are all as good as this plan was,
but if not I hope I choose to go where he leads..............