Today was a big day!! After waiting for over a year, the ground has been broken for our new home!! To start at the beginning, (this is a very short version by the way) since the end of 2006 we have been dreaming and planning to build a new home out in the country. Spring and summer of 2007, we were in the process of planning to build and getting things lined up, but some issues came up with getting a building permit. (long story) So the planning had to be put on hold. This past spring (2008), we again submitted the house plans and we were given a building permit that same day! Praise the Lord!! We were all so happy! Since then, it has been a time of waiting, but finally the day has arrived when the excavators came and started digging. So this will be the first of many updates as we journey along the road of building a new home. God is good!
I just wanted to add this whole process has been such a learning experience for me. You know we have dreams and plans and we think it should all happen right now, but I have been reminded over and over again, that God is in control and He has a perfect plan for us, which includes the perfect timing as well.
The bulldozer busy at work.
All five children watching…
Running down the new unfinished driveway
My mom, baby and I standing where the front door will be sometime soon. So behind us is where the house will stand one day soon.
This was an exciting day! We are thankful that work has begun and we look forward to watching and seeing how this will unfold all in God’s good and perfect time.
"Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." Psalm 127:1