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Monday, March 21, 2011

God is so good!

Well, my bloggy friends. I cannot stop smiling! Many of you know of our recent decisions to move, and are aware we've been house hunting. This is no easy task! However, on Friday, God answered my prayers with a new beach house!

That's right you heard me...a beach house! After much prayer and consideration, we have made the decision to move from our current area to the beach. Here's a little sneak peek at the little slice of heaven. It's an old home, built in 1966, that has been completely renovated inside and out. It's a 3/2, split plan with a huge yard (you cannot see in this pic), a giant patio, and a another sitting area/garden type lanai. It's gorgeous inside!

Behind this picture are just 3 homes, and then...SAND! You can hear the waves crash from my porch! We have just a tiny bit more space in the new place then we do here, and get this-the rent is less than my mortgage here! This home-in this location-at this price-is a miracle! I know God hand-picked it!

We almost didn't stop, because I thought for sure it was NOT in our price range. I'm so glad we did.


It's a walk to the beach, about 2 minutes from my grandmother's nursing home, and about 10 minutes from my parents' home. I can't believe I'm going to be able to see my grandmother everyday!

We are in shock at the thought of being back at the beach in this stage of our lives. Hubs and I both lived over there when we were very young and irresponsible. Those days were more "party" days, if you will. Taking our family back there now is going to be amazing!

My husband can come home from work, and grab his board for a quick session. Free time for me has just been redefined! Grab a chair, a book, and escape for an hour! Now if I want to be alone, I'm stuck going to Target!

The boys are so excited! I know there is a large homeschool community there, and I have some ideas on a church. We'll continue to pray for God's hand and guidance. But, they are ecstatic! Our backyard is protected turtle mound. When we were there signing the lease there was a turtle walking right through the yard. They flipped! Just think of all the cool marine science activities we are going to be able to do...sigh...

We have an opportunity to go anywhere! My boys are not tied to a school, so why stay in an area we really don't like? We love our life here. Friends, church, and the daily activities we are involved in. That part I'm sad about. But, God will provide what we need no matter where we are!

It's been quite the journey surrendering to his plan. At first, there was NO way I was going to move the kids far. I wouldn't even consider it. He has really transformed my heart these past few weeks. Just imagine what we'd all be missing out on had we not let Him lead.

OH! I am singing his praises. He has given me more than I could have asked or imagined!


Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21




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18 Comments:

At March 21, 2011 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Day 2 Day Living said...

Lucky you a beach house! It's very pretty! I'm jealous!

 
At March 21, 2011 at 9:34 AM , Blogger Anna said...

I needed this post this morning! It reminded me in a oh so gentle way that God is still in control and that He wants what is best for us. And provides that! Thank you!

 
At March 21, 2011 at 9:56 AM , Blogger Sara said...

Oh Girl... Congrats on the house- and more importantly, the house ON THE BEACH. I am SO jealous up here in boring central NC, surrounded by nothing but trees... LOL.

What an awesome reminder that God is SO good, and how He'll just take care of us- if We let him!!

 
At March 21, 2011 at 9:57 AM , Blogger Mariposa said...

So excited for you! What a blessing... God IS good. :)

 
At March 21, 2011 at 9:59 AM , Anonymous heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said...

yay! so happy for you!! when is moving day?

 
At March 21, 2011 at 11:22 AM , Blogger Hutch said...

I am so beyond jealous! I spent two years in Santa Barbara for school and the ability to walk to the beach is a happiness like no other :)

 
At March 21, 2011 at 12:59 PM , Blogger Shell said...

Oh, I'm so excited for you!

God certainly provided!

 
At March 21, 2011 at 6:32 PM , Blogger blueviolet said...

This is clearly in God's plan for you. He always has it worked out for us, doesn't he? This sounds so wonderful, and what a great gift that you have the turtles in the backyard!

 
At March 21, 2011 at 8:54 PM , Blogger Mama Hen said...

Oh Adrienne that house is wonderful! I love the beach and the water. I take my daughter as much as possible. That is so exciting and I wish you so much happiness. About the pictures, yes I took them. I see the hearts everywhere! I hope you are doing well my friend! Have a great night!

Mama Hen

 
At March 21, 2011 at 9:25 PM , Blogger Janet Rose said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes! What a wonderful blessing from our amazing God! Congratulations on your new beach home and being closer to your family!!!

 
At March 21, 2011 at 10:33 PM , Blogger Julie said...

Yay on the beach house - I would love to live on the beach someday...it would mean no more snow!!

 
At March 21, 2011 at 11:05 PM , Blogger Katina said...

Ahhh! I love the house! It is sooo cute and girrrrrl, at the beach too? I am sooo happy for you! God sees what you are doing! He sees your faith and he is blessing you for it!

 
At March 22, 2011 at 11:16 AM , Blogger Di said...

Oh Congrats! I love going to visit my parents because they are a walk to the beach!

 
At March 22, 2011 at 11:42 AM , Blogger Braley Mama said...

Praise Him!!! Praying for a smooth transition and believing that He will take care of you and protect you all thru this time!! that is the perfect home, i love it!!!! So happy for you sister!

 
At March 27, 2011 at 6:57 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

That's awesome! I'm so happy for you guys! Looking forward to pictures (at home and on the beach!) and hearing about new adventures.

 
At April 4, 2011 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Kristi said...

Congrats on the new house! Isn't it amazing how God is there blessing us in the middle of hardship?
Visiting from SITS

 
At April 4, 2011 at 9:27 AM , Blogger TaraBeara said...

How very exciting for you! Good luck and enjoy it!

 
At April 4, 2011 at 4:37 PM , Blogger Nocturnal Queen said...

I love the color. Congratulations on your new house!

 

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