Journey

Hey Friends!

This past year has been quite the adventure, and that's before Texas was even in the picture! Bret and I bought this Airstream camping trailer fully expecting to completely gut and renovate it. Trust me, we had big dreams for this baby. This was also at the phase of our house renovation project where it would have been a dream come true to sell the house as-is and forget it ever existed. So here was our brilliant plan... we were going to sell the house at a bargain price, cut our losses (or barely break even) and walk away from the biggest challenge of our lives. We were going to sell everything we owned and live minimalist lives in our renovated Airstream in beautiful Spokane. Well, that's not what happened and we could not have designed our story any more beautifully if we tried.

Yesterday was a sad day for us when we pulled the trailer onto its new owners' property. It's a bittersweet yet liberating feeling. We are going through lots of emotions on this journey we're on.

But this is a new chapter for us. We are pursuing our dreams! The sacrifices we are making in the short term are minute compared to where we could be only one or two years down the road if we are diligent, creative, persistent and don't take no for an answer.

Now here is part of our Texas story that recently happened to us totally unexpectedly... Bret's parents are going to be missionaries to islands in the South Pacific and are leaving in just a few short days. We completely expected them to sell their truck, car, and camping trailer they had used to travel the country to raise money. Well for Christmas they gifted Bret and me their trailer (they also gave their car and truck to each of Bret's sisters)! This was such a blessing for us and were not expecting it. This really got us to thinking about the possibilities and we were seeing doors open that we never thought were a possibility.

(Photo credit: Irina Marshall Photography)

One day recently, Bret jokingly said to me, "how about we just move to Texas?" Well... If you know me at all, you know I am always up for an adventure. Fortunately, so is Bret!

(Photo credit: Irina Marshall Photography)

In the coming posts, you will hear more about our McCabe house renovation project. The ups and downs, thrills, tears, and how it ended. I am dying to share before and after pictures, but the house has not closed yet. Once it does you're in for a treat!

T

2 comments

g0ldengl0ries

Congratulations on new opportunities and the courage to rise to the challenge! I look forward to following your journey!

Esther Thiem

Awesome blog, have been following you for awhile. My husband and got to know and worked with your husband on a church building with his family in Walla Walla. Excited to continue of reading about your journey. By the way, we are Redlands FMBC Builders. Volunteer our time as church and Mission builders all over the country.

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