Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Life at Narrow Way Cottage
What....Narrow Way Cottage????
Yes, I have given her a name, I love it it.
Do you remember last year when I wrote about my struggle with my home?
You can read it here if you need a refresher. My husband has continued to
make improvements on our abode and I thought that I would share with you the latest.
RED Shutters, I love them....and next will be RED flower boxes under the window.
I am so thankful for my little home. I heard on the news that 8,000 homes a day in the USA go into foreclosure. Our little place, a manufactured home is paid for.
IT was $8,000.00. Do I miss a stick built, big beautiful house ? Sometimes, many times. I am learning so many lessons in this home, albeit slowly. The major one
*CONTENTMENT*. It is hard when you see all the lovely places out there,
to not covet.
IT is something I work on and sometimes get into sin on. I am a work in progress as is my home. The Lord is dealing with ME, my husband is dealing with the home.I am so thankful for my husband that works so hard on our place.
Can I share with you what he has done?
Replaced all inner walls
Painted all inner walls,to include changes of colors, due to his fickle wife
Put all new windows in
A new front door and screen
Laminate flooring in (thanks Mark)
Carpeted our bedroom
2 new bathrooms
Sided the outside (thanks to Matt,Mark, GINA)
Built front and back covers for decks
New door on lovely room
put new cupboards in part of the kitchen
new kitchen sink and counter tops
Moved furniture around due to my everchanging ideas
more coats of paint
Christmas lights every year
I think that might be it...isn't that ENOUGH.
My husband works usually over 50 hours a week too..
.....and yet he has
had to put up with me whinning at times because *I want a bigger stick built house*
SHAME on me, and I MEAN IT..
Oh as I was sitting on my deck today reading my Bible I was shamed at my behaviour ,
"Lord I am sorry I am not more thankful. I love this little place
Thank you for a husband that loves me so much that works so hard and for this
Narrow Way Cottage."
to my husband...
"Thank you for all the work that you do, for loving me so
uncondtionally. I appreciate you and and thankful for
a man that loves the Lord and his wife who falls so short"