God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Announcement #1

Over the past 5 years I never imagined that I would one day be writing a blog post like this, but as you can probably tell by the photo above, John & I have decided not to sell the house & move to parts unknown.  We came to this decision a couple days ago.  We are instead going to try to settle in & make this house a home.  I'm sure stranger things have happened in this world although right now any believable example escapes me.  I keep telling myself that we need our heads examined, but I have been praying for months, & over the past few weeks I have felt so much hesitation when considering a sale that I am going to assume this hesitation is God's answer to my prayers.

This has been my Announcement #1.  In my next post I will unveil Announcement #2.  

14 comments:

Vickie said...

Well you could knock me over with a feather! I am glad you prayed and decided. God bless you both.♥ Oh and pet little Sophie for me. :)

Michelle said...

Hello Shirlee I am happy for you I know you have been pondering on this for some time xxxx

Mouse said...

I hope that you find happiness in making your house a home ... may be that has been whats missing ....and ((hugs)) and well wishes being sent re the surgery too love mouse xxxxx

Robin said...

I am thinking that while you want to move (your plan) that it isn't the Lord's plan at this time.

Robin in Virginia

jennifer768 said...

I am happy that you and John have decided to stay put for a while longer.We still get to be kind of neighbors this way.LOL! Hugs,Jen

Farmhouse prims said...

Shirlee, I think you are making the right decision, not to move, I believe that if it were the Lord's will you would feel peace about the move. It is kinda like me and the full time school job position. I prayed and prayed and prayed and never felt any peace. I didn't get the job, so I feel it worked out the way it was supposed to be. hugs, Lecia

marly said...

The most important thing right now is that a decision has been made. Now you can move on and put that quandry to rest. I think your hesitation is a sign and you are right to follow instinct.

Pam in IL said...

I'm glad you & John made a decision. I'm sure that it was unsettling while you were undecided, but I pray that you & John have peace now.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I believe things happen for a reason. Maybe you are meant to be there in that place right now and something will come along later when the time is right. I know this has weighed heavy on your mind and much thought has been given to it. Hugs!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh wow, that's surprising news! Hopefully you can fix all the things you don't like and really make it your home :D

rosek1870 said...

Glad a decision has been made. All things happen for a reason. Wishing you both much happiness in your "new home"
Hugs,
Rose

Chris said...

I am glad that you are finally at peace over your home.
Hugs!

Carol said...

So glad to hear you've reached a decision, Shirlee. Your house looks lovely and I'm sure, with a few changes, you and John will have it feeling more and more like "home." With all you have going on in your life right now, I think this is definitely the best decision for you...

Kaisievic said...

I knew that you and John knew deep down what you wanted to do. It will be a happy decision for you both, I am sure. Love to you both.