Lord willing, I shall soon have an. . .
Yesterday, I purchased my own wall tent.
First inspired by MaryJane Butter's bed and breakfast down in Moscow, Idaho - now I'm going to try my hand at creating a wall tent haven of my own!
I've never had my own room. First it was my brother when we were wee little things, then one sweet sister, then two, then three - then we moved into a little travel trailer on our property and began a great adventure in tight quarters. No more bedrooms - it was two foot wide bunks. Another sister joined us soon after that, and along with my brother and parents, all eight of us learned to work together and trust God for grace as we stepped on each other's toes and figured out how to live creative and productive lives at the same time.
That was over seven years ago. God has been so good - I can't begin to relate how much He has taught me in this school.
Awhile back a friend asked me if I didn't feel cheated, somehow - my entire teenage years spent this way, waiting, struggling, crowding. A year before I did - I felt both cheated and frustrated. But looking back, I can confidently say I am thankful for every day, every year - because I see now that I was living all along in God's will for my life, learning to become to person he was preparing me to be. I wouldn't have it any other way.
My God has a plan for my life. I wouldn't have it any other way.
". . .But those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth."
- Psalms 37:9
And now, at last, I see my dream coming to a realization.
I have longed to have a place of my own to work, create, decorate, and relax in. A place to expand, to grow, to learn, and to have a little privacy! My current bed room is the sofa, located in the living room/entry/dining room/school room/everything room. . . if I sleep in, I can expect to awaken to find a diverse assortment of little girls sitting on me, eating their breakfasts.
Now, I am preparing to enter a brand new, unwritten chapter of my life.
Praising God, trusting Him, and living out each moment for His glory.
With a little house of my own.