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DSCN2936On our first official day out on our new property we had a doe and a fawn greeting us in our backyard. Precious!

Cole was riding the four-wheeler, Tim was riding the mower, Hunter was shooting guns with a buddy, Holly joined us for dinner after work, and I was capturing all the moments on my camera.

As mentioned in a previous journal entry, Tim and I had been praying for this moment for years. It was all in God’s time. (Definitely in His time!) He confirmed it, at least from my perspective, when on our first day out He provided a rainbow in the sky. I took that godly symbol as an indication that our family had reached our earthly promise land.DSCN2976

My mom and step-dad brought dinner to us after they retrieved Cole from football practice. Once we were ALL finally together, mom took our first family photo at our new home. The photograph cracks me up. Tim and Hunter look like they are right at home, Holly has her normal attire on after she had a been riding the wakeboard before her shift started, Cole was still in his practice clothes, and there I stood bug-eyed trying to contain our dog Marley all while our home-dog (Leyla) was wanting to play with her. Holly said, “Yep, that captures us perfectly.”

DSCN3000In Psalm 20:4 we read, “May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” Thank You, Lord, for this new opportunity for our family.

As I was standing on the front porch admiring the tranquil beauty of the country landscape, the song by Lonestar came to mind. The first verse says:

The only ground I ever owned was sticking to my shoes Now I look at my front porch and this panoramic view I can sit and watch the fields fill up with rays of glowing sun Or watch the moon lay on the fences like that’s where it was hung My blessings are in front of me, it’s not about the land I’ll never beat the view from my front porch looking in. (lyrics from MetroLyrics)

So true! The land is so peaceful and such a blessing, but the biggest blessing is when I turn and see all my family together in one place. The view from the front porch is sweet as I look out, but the scene on the inside is priceless. (I’m seizing these moments for sure before all my babies soon leave the nest.)

The view from my front porch.

The view from my front porch.

If you’ve followed me for long enough you’ve noticed that I allow God to speak to me and through me through everyday situations. My desire is to share Jesus with others through everyday instances, and hopefully others will want to see Him more through their own daily experiences. I’m sure that there will be many “Lessons Learned from Our Country Home” for years to come.

Lesson for today: no matter how blessed one may be as to the location of your earthly home, your family and the love you have for one another is a greater treasure.

I pray many blessings and much joy for you! Have a wonderful day. – Stephanie

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