Father’s Day, soon after our move
Well, we moved. Again. And not by choice. But here we are now in our suburban neighborhood rental home and I still feel a bit discombobulated and unsure of what I’m supposed to be doing now in this season. A decade of pursuing a real homestead…to a couple of years in a challenging little cabin…to living in a home where the city picks up yard waste. No more composting or tossing scraps to chickens!
Some things have remained the same. I’m still homeschooling. I’m still meeting with friends for book club. Tom and I still have date nights. But as I am rereading my old blog posts (from my original blog, not this one), I often wonder, “Who was that woman?” It seems like a far away, long ago dream.
It’s harder for me to keep blogging right now. After I wrote Present I felt like I had nothing more to say. I didn’t want to take the time to add one more recipe to the internet or to openly share to a mostly unknown world of readers. I still struggle with wanting to be real, in person, with real people…and of course you can’t really do that via a blog. Or, at least, I can’t. My world has shrunk and it has gotten richer.
I do feel like this home we are in is for a season of rest. We are nearing the end of paying off every debt, and then we shall see what the Lord has in store for us. Will we buy property and mini-farm again? Will we build another house? I don’t rightly know; all I know is that God literally plucked us from one house to another and then He did it again! So, as a friend once said to us, it isn’t our problem–it’s God’s. I am simply having regular days just like all of you: reading aloud, stirring oatmeal, wiping noses and bums, and keeping the laundry turning over. In between, I see God’s faithfulness to provide in every way, and challenging me to keep trusting Him. I don’t deserve the grace He’s shown and is showing me, but I am humbled and grateful.
Well, that was a long preamble to our latest podcast. We already have another podcast ready to record (yay!), but felt like we just wanted to chat with you all and let you know what’s happened and where we are now. Thank you for your sweet notes, emails, and reviews; we feel the love
P.S. If you’ve missed the Downsizing/Upsizing series, you can start with part one HERE.
P.P.S. I haven’t disappeared from the internet. You can find snapshots of our days and little mini-mini-blog posts on my Instagram feed. It’s the one place I feel like I can *meet* you. If you don’t want to be a stranger, you can join me there