Having been out walking the past few days, I again feel like I need to pinch myself. I know I moan about not being in Missouri but I love our place here. We’re so lucky to have it – especially after what we went through trying to find a place here. I’m currently reading Jonathan Cahn’s The Book of Mysteries (actually doing it as a daily devotional online with a friend) and one day this week, the topic reminded me so much of when we came here and had so much trouble finding a home. I believe now that when we first started looking, the sellers of this place would not have divided it from the “big house” and sold it separately. There was a big, nice house on 200+ acres and our house was adjoining and had been the “deer camp”. In the end, we were able to negotiate and get our house, the well, the shop and 45 acres separately from the “big house”. But . . a big BUT . . had buyers for the big house only been willing to buy it if they could have gotten our place, we had to agree to sell it all but only within the first two years so we were on pins and needles for a while.
Our luck continued and not only did the new buyers not want our place, but they’re wonderful folks, who would do anything for us and she is my best friend here. We see each other several times a week and what’s funny is they have one grandchild – a granddaughter just a couple of weeks younger than Addie.
Our entire married live, I had told Vince that I wanted to live on 40 acres. Here, we got a little more. I feel like, as far as the place we live, this place is what I’ve wanted all my life. If I had been given three wishes by my fairy Godmother, I would have asked for a larger house but with our outrageous electric bills here, and property taxes being a bit high, we’ve learned to live with a smaller house and we’re probably better off with smaller rather than larger.
Earlier this week I bought a Kindle book – Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging. I read about it somewhere and bought it . . can’t even remember where I heard about it but Vince started reading it last night and he was talking about it this morning and saying how happy he is to be living here. It made me happy to hear that because moving out here was pretty risky on my part. Vince had never lived out in the country. This was all my idea and I wasn’t real sure how he would do with it.
I’m thankful especially this morning that we have the opportunity to be doing this Omada Health program. I’m thankful that Vince is enthusiastically doing it too. I am thankful that I figured out a walking plan that doesn’t require me to leave home! I’m thankful for so very much – large and small. Life is good!