New Beginnings: The Second Chapter of Home

Sometimes you get lucky. And sometimes you just really hit the jackpot. So often in my life, I feel like the latter has happened. Meeting my husband, raising my son, the once in a lifetime opportunities I’ve received in my life (like an expedition to Antarctica 8 years ago) are just a few glimpses of moments that I hit the jackpot. Another moment? When we had our offer accepted on our dream home. There have been so many countless moments in between.

Why has God blessed me so much? One of those mysteries that I don’t understand and may never understand. Granted, with blessings come expectations.

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“From everyone who has been given much, much will be required.”

Nevertheless, I am so excited. 2016 has already proven to be a beautiful year for our family and March is only just coming to a close. I cannot wait to see what else is to come.

In a little over a month, we settle into our dream home. It has been a year in the making- between deciding to sell our little row house in the city, to actually putting it on the market, to deciding on moving into the in-laws (as virtually no houses were on the market), to present day. 6 weeks ago had you told us this is where we would end up, we would have raised our eyebrows at you and said that you are totally crazy. But, God had other plans for us. He slammed the doors we hoped to pass through, and nudged us toward the ones we were meant to enter. In the end, we realize that this is where we are meant to raise our family. It is maybe a mile (if that) away from where we intended to buy, but in so many ways, it’s a world away.

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And let me tell you, party people, we are completely blown away. It has been a long journey, but we are nearing our destination. The First World problems I find myself facing is remembering what the heck stuff we have in storage (I literally can’t remember what we own), picking paint colors (which, let’s face it, is kinda stressful– zero people like to re-re-repaint– and we’ve done that plenty in our old house), and planning my cutting garden.

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Stress. Full. Okay, so not really. It’s actually a lot of fun, especially when this house needs zero renovations, unlike our first home.

So stay tuned, dear friends, to look into the pages of what I am calling our Second Chapter of Home. I can’t wait for you to make this journey with us!




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  1. Oh sweet Emily, what a joy! Thank you for sharing this journey! I am delighted to see how God is exceeding your wildest dreams, and I can’t wait to see what comes of this move. God bless you in this time of transition, and let me know if ever you need some extra hands for moving/babysitting/etc! Love you!

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