My Place

T'was in a city where I was born, but there I never found a home.
My heart had known before my past, that in a city I would not last.
Could it be these feet of mine, would find the sand the place they'd pine?
Alas the beach was not the place, for that my forlorn heart would race.
Canopy of trees, shines filtered sun, a breathe of honeysuckle where I run,
T'was a hoosier I'm meant to be, with clay soil beneath my feet.
Just one acre, my little woods. But this place does suit me good.
And here I'll be a hoosier best, and live my life til time to rest.


Friday, January 11, 2013

Our Jeffersonville Home

(this picture is a bit old, the vinyl is finished, I'll try to update soon)
 I feel so blessed to have so many care about our housing situation. We have wanted to go "home" for so long.
As many of you know, when we started our remodeling project. Calvin and I where both working. We had 2 children at home, well...teens at the time. We moved out of the house to make the repairs as this was to be a major overhaul. We planned to stay in Charlestown for 3 months. 
Then our world turned upside down, inside out and just threw us for a loop. From my sisters illness and then her death, losing a baby, hospitalizations for Calvin, 3 surgeries for me, foster parenting our great nephews , then adopting...we had to change our plans over and over. To care for our boys and their special needs, I left the work place. Then the bottom fell out of Calvin's hardwood flooring business. It has just been a wild ride. I am amazed at how we have made it through. I know the Lord has kept us. The people that have reached out to us has been truly amazing. I am in awe at the compassion others have had. From praying with us, to giving gifts to the boys, providing a car so I could visit my father in the hospital, to sharing informational resources, and a shoulder to cry on...
I thank you deeply from the bottom of my heart!

I thought I would share our progress on savings. To get into our home, we need to finish the electrical work, plumbing, heating and have the bathroom walls and walls for our bedrooms. We are just trying to get enough done to pass inspection for being able to live in the home. 

Thank you once again for your continued prayers and encouragement! The Lord has truly blessed me with the most awesome people to call "my friend".

I would  like to thank R.M. for your donation. What a blessing you are!

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