Our Vantage Point

Gratitude is rich; rich in joy and peace. One of my favorite all time reads is One Thousand Gifts: Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp. This book bore a sweet result within my soul. Though I wander into frustration or discouragement, I am always drawn back to the goodness of our God.  So in that vein I give you a window into the beginning of this grand adventure.

What we are thankful for…

  1. Helping hands and joyful faces that have dropped in throughout the summer
  2. The prospect of having a home church again.
  3. Dad Wilson, who works like he is 30 years old, amazing man you are.
  4. News from home
  5. INTERNET! Although Starbucks doesn’t get as much of our dough, they don’t have to deal with 5-6 people, electronic devices in hand, using their web.
  6. Cooking away from bees in a makeshift kitchen in the basement
  7. Boys that are eager to learn and work.
  8. A dad who is willing to teach them.
  9. A washer and dryer!  The laundry mat, is not so fun, although they do have fee internet! 🙂
  10. Water!  Ugh, imagine 5 working guys without it!
  11. Thunder, lightning, and hail storms that shake the ground you stand on
  12. Four inspections passed in four days: whole house electrical, plumbing, mechanical, framing (for the loft area)
  13. BWG guys that keep things running while Jared is away.  (Customers too!)
  14. The joy of watching Grandpa and Wilson engineer and create the pathway of 11bathroom fans and three dryer vents out the house.
  15. A trip home to see Brent and our dear friends and family
  16. Safety and no ER visits as of yet!
  17. Wilson is thankful for protection when a dirt bike accident could have been much worse than it was. He also says he is pretty darn glad when he can sleep.
  18. Asher…food, mom’s three hot meals a day.  Asher is our garbage runner.  He loads his “banana” chevy truck up with garbage and drives the twisty 4 miles to the dumpsters.
  19. Max…Novocain BEFORE cleaning and stitching up a cut in his hand. Mom and Max both nearly passed out with that doctor visit!
  20. Liberty…having family all around all the time.  She also finds great joy in taking lunch orders and preparing food for everybody.

So, so thankful for a blessed beginning of the build.

Psalms 92:1 “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Thy name, O Most High; to declare Thy lovingkindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness by night.”


3 comments on “Our Vantage Point

  1. Barbara says:

    This blog is beautiful and so encouraged my heart. I love it when our family takes God at His word and take a big leap of faith. God never parts the water until we stick our toe in the water first. I am so proud of you both! You have given your children an adventure that will be talked about for generations.


  2. Beth says:

    I like #15!


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