Thursday, April 16, 2015

Putting Down Roots


I came to the sink the other day—and my husband had arranged a few cuttings into this glass jelly jar and set it in the window. I rested the smiley face rock against the glass (otherwise he just smiles up at the florescent bulb above the sink)  … that’s how it made me feel to see those cuttings, in that glass JAR, on THAT window sill.


putting down roots


I haven’t written much these days on the move. Believe me, I have much to say on the matter. There is a time and a place for everything—now is not the time say everything.

To tell the whole story HERE-- well, this probably isn’t the place either.

Tiny house- siding and roofing

Recently, I posted a photo of our oldest son’s Tiny-House progress on Instagram, and I’ve opened emails and I’ve even had some texts—inquiring about the move.

I don’t know what to say except; I thought for sure this was it.  I thought for sure this time we’d be moving. I don’t like when that happens—when I speak out of turn.

For now—know WE ARE STAYINGWhatever plans we had, were just that—our plans.  Evidently, God has other plans.  He had plans when He brought us here; I remember that!  I loved the country but at the same time—felt so alone and very much a stranger. We put down roots; a long time ago.

We will stay here on this little piece of earth, in this little community, in our little country cottage. PLANTED.


Right in between—three grandsons (and THEIR parents) on one-side and Tiny House builder on the other.

Until He moves us again.


Til next time-




For I know the thoughts I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. ~Jeremiah 29:11


Audrey said...

The cuttings look pretty in your window.
Audrey Z.

Frances Pickard said...

It's really tough to pull up roots - I appreciate your post. On the plus side, look at all the wonderful changes in your current home you'll get to enjoy!

Claudia said...

You're staying. That's the message you received....

Our plans are just plans, aren't they? Sometimes the results are very different.


A Daughter of the King said...

As you know, Patricia, God is always right.

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH, Pat! You must have been feeling like you have been living in limbo...going...staying...going...staying. I am happy you are staying...and hope that is your happiness, too. You have really had a time of it there. We just never know what our future will hold, do we? xo Diana

Debbie said...

I would love being planted right in the middle of family :) One thing for sure...God knows what He's got planned for you. I hope the fact that you KNOW now will give you some happiness :)

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

yes! and it gave me such PEACE!

Shug said...

As you know.....God orders our steps and our moves.
HE has plans for your future.....I know it is something totally awesome!

Rhonda said...

When we lived in the country, I tried so hard to like it but I also felt out of place and lonely.
We've been in town 13 years now, I like it better but it is not perfect either.
Hope you find some peace and a feeling of being settled for now.
Keep enjoying these sweet grands too.

My Repurposed Life said...

Making decisions is the hardest part. Now that you know you're staying, all will be good.
I've been here 39+ years, and I know I'm not going anywhere.

I look forward to seeing your next diy in your home.