We moved in on Thursday morning. I kept saying, "It feels just like Christmas morning!" And it did. So many new packages to open, a crew to feed, and the anticipation of being 'home'. We had some great help and got a lot done. Our new dining room set arrived which was nice because we had somewhere to sit. The basement couch arrived Friday and the upstairs couches came Saturday.
Friday night, we had our families and some good friends over for a time of prayer of dedication and blessing for our house. We spent time sharing verses from the Bible which spoke of protection, blessing and restoration.
God gave me this verse right before we moved back in.
1 Peter 5:10-11 "And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen."
Could He have given me a more appropriate verse? I happened to be reading my precious, charred Bible when I found it.
Everything that has been taken from us in the past 6 months has been fully restored, with the exception of Blaine's total health but we trust that will come in time. Actually, what has been lost has been not only restored but made even better than it was before! Our house was wonderful before but we were able to make a few changes which gave me more storage. Our family was hurt and damaged emotionally on many levels over these past months but now it has not only been restored, it has been enlarged by a new member, the beautiful Miss Tariwa! And somehow I know without a doubt that God has plans to restore Blaine to the strength and health he once had, all in His perfect time.
I've had a song in my head for months and it keeps coming back to me every day now that we're home. Later, when I have time, I'm going to post the words to it. I know it will bless you.
Much, much more later!
I PROMISE I will get some pics up tonight or tomorrow!