It happened rather quickly. We put our house in Cleveland, Tennessee on the market and we said…”we will give it six months.” We had been praying about moving for a couple of years now. Yes, actually two to three years. It was a big move we were praying about, so the least it deserved was some patience and time.
It was a big move, to the family farm where my four sisters and I grew up. The biggest part of the move was moving my parents. They lived in the old family farmhouse and it was becoming too much for them. It’s really too much for us too, but in time, the Lord will show us His direction. As I have learned in life, if you lean soley on Him…He gives you clear instructions and there’s no question about it. Proverbs 3:5&6 (KJV) Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Six months we were giving it. We knew how much we adored our home in the cul de sac with a pool and a two acre lot (with wildlife running through everyday) and my cousin living next door…Only five minutes from Target…I mean really what more could you ask for and we were in the BEST school zone. We knew how much LOVE we had put into that house. We were just hoping that someone else would see it as we did.
We signed the six month real estate contract and assisted the realtor, Kathy Lee with Keller Williams, in putting the sign in the yard at dark:thirty (as my dad would say). The next day we had showing after showing and an offer on the table. That offer made it thirty days to the closing and the buyer decided not to show up. Yes, that REALLY happened. We weren’t worried though we had folks lined up with back up offers and we knew who was in control. We had another offer on the table the next day and it SOLD Wednesday, November 12th at 3:00 pm.
We were happy there. We loved that home. I had said the only place I would ever leave that for was the farm. You can take a girl off the farm, but you just can’t take that love of the farm out of the girl. We are here now. My kitchen is right down the farm road from our new house. David, my husband, is adjusting to farm life and loving it. Luke tends to his flock of fifty-five egg layers everyday. Ruby…well she had a litter of bunnies born the weekend we moved in and she stays busy with them. Her routine… feed/snuggle/snuggle/feed/snuggle/snuggle.
We are living in one room for now. It’s a little tight. Our contractor is beginning renovations next week. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes. For right now we are thinking the move and renovations are going to interfere with our OPEN KITCHEN this upcoming January. We may hold it later in the year or just start back the tradition January 2016. I’ll keep you posted.