Surprised by the New

Life is full of the unexpected.  One never really knows what is around the corner.  We fool ourselves and think we have some sort of control on what comes our way, but really, God can bend our future any which way. We are really powerless outside of prayer. Unfortunately, some things have been on our prayer list for so long, that we really don’t think they will ever happen, and are thus taken by surprise when they do. Not sure if it’s unbelief, or just plain going on making the best of the way things are, but sometimes, a sweet blessing pops up and takes us by surprise.  This occurred in our home just this week.

Our oldest son moved home.  I say home, not because he has ever lived in Idaho before, but because home is where you want to put down roots and grow; where you know you are loved.  We are ever so grateful, this son or ours, is finally home and this mama is smiling at the thought of having all her brood under one roof again.

Brent at home in Idaho!

Brent at home in Idaho!

Brent has jumped right into helping Jared and the boys build.  Since we are waiting on our fixer upper in CDA to sell, they are pounding away on our place on the hill.  I take pictures and the place changes so quickly; I have to go take more pictures before I get a chance to blog.

Plywood ledges were added to the edge of the balcony areas in the second floor entry way to keep the gypcrete in place once it is poured this spring, and to offer support for the handrail.

Plywood ledges were added to the edge of the balcony areas in the second floor entry way to keep the gypcrete in place once it is poured this spring, and to offer support for the handrail.

Jared, Max, and Wilson putting the last of the entryway Sheetrock up. With all the curves, this was quite a bear to Sheetrock.

Jared, Max, and Wilson putting the last of the entryway Sheetrock up. With all the curves, this was quite a bear to Sheetrock.

Brent and Wilson goofing off while framing in the upstairs commons area gas fireplace.  This will complete the fireplace installs for the house.

Brent and Wilson goofing off while framing in the upstairs commons area gas fireplace. This will complete the fireplace installs for the house.

Jared reconfigured the stairs so one could get to the study.

Jared reconfigured the stairs so one could get to the study. Now that I am downstairs, I’ll give you a view of the blooming kitchen and family room.

The kitchen (left) and family room looking in from the dining room doorway.

The kitchen (left) and family room looking in from the dining room doorway.

Kitchen and family room, pictured from the entry to informal staircase. Jared has spent days getting the chimney and wood burning fireplace set up. His current source of heat is right behind him in the pic.  It is the green furnace on wheels with the red pex coming out of it.

Kitchen and family room, pictured from the entry to informal staircase. Jared has spent days getting the chimney and wood burning fireplace set up. His current source of heat is right behind him in the pic. It is the green furnace on wheels with the red pex coming out of it.

Informal staircase ready to mud and tape.

Informal staircase ready to mud and tape.

So, this year begins with the Reidt family continuing our journey at The Wolf Lodge.  We are so thankful for this opportunity to grow closer together by building a place where God’s lavish love will be shared.  We pray that you will be filled with hope as you embark on the joys and challenges of the coming year.

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7 comments on “Surprised by the New

  1. Stephanie says:

    Love all that your boys have done! I am so amazed! I’m so very happy for your family and all of the blessings that God has bestowed upon you.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. barbara wilson says:

    Love, love your posts. So thankful Brent is there with you!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Fred and Kay Stevie says:

    Love answered prayers. Grateful that Brent is home. Glad your heart is full. Happy New Year! xo

    Like

  4. Bonnie says:

    You are gifted in your writing. I so enjoy it.

    Like

  5. Chuck says:

    Your message was heart warming
    I am so happy for you all. May God
    Bless you all this year 2015.

    Like

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