For a few years now we have been talking about what we want for our future, for our chilren. We have all these big ideas and plans. Lots of What if’s and Wouldn’t it be amazing? It’s fun to think about the future, scary at times, but mostly fun. We do different things with our children because we want to expose them to different parts of the world, to different cultures, and ultimatley to see what they genuinely enjoy. And we have figured out that what they love is being outside and being around animals. The freedom to run around and get sweaty and dirty. To play in dirt and just be kids.
One of our biggest long term goals was to own some acreage. We talked about having animals; chickens, cows and maybe some horses. The Hubs also wants a longhorn but that’s one that will take some serious convincing. Basically we want a small farm. I want to try and start a small garden with fruit and veggies that my kids may actually eat, but I want them to help me. I want them to see what hard work is but enjoy doing it and see how their hard work pays off.
So, one day, it was actually the day that I found out about the death of a family friend, I was out driving around, just trying to process the news. I checked my email before I left and had received a notification that some land had recently been listed. I get these notifications about once a month but never follow through. It just never seemed like the right time to look at property. But that morning I just wanted to drive so I started to drive towards the property I was emailed about and on the way I passed by this gorgeous piece of land, trees everywhere, and the sun was peeking through the clouds casting these beautiful sunrays on the ground. I had to stop and get out. I instanlty felt so at peace standing out there and I knew in my heart that this is where we were suppose to be.
I could feel it and as I looked around I could see in my mind where the house would sit, and the barn, and the chicken coop. I could see kids running around chasing chickens with dirt on their faces and mud on their boots. I knew that my passing this land wasn’t just a coincidence. I knew in my heart that this was where He wanted us to be. This piece of land was going to be our future.
I took the Hubs out to see it the next day and he felt the same way. The timing was completely off. We had already decided we were going to stay in our current house for at least another five years. We are happy here. We love our neighbors. We love the community and we love our house. But we knew we had to make a move. Something was pushing us in this direction.
We made an offer a couple of days later and went under contract.
And today we closed on our land. On our future.
Here’s to the future. And to not hurting each other in this whole planning and building our forever home process.