The house across the street from us just went up for sale. Less then an hour ago. 

I cannot tell you how much I am currently coveting that house. Yeah yeah – it’s a christianese word – but in this case it fits.

The house is 1,000 sq ft bigger then them one we live in now – has 4 bedrooms, 3.75 bathrooms, a REAL dining room – one where we could put our actual dining room table and seat our entire family around it, and a two car garage.  It isn’t beautiful, but, it is big.

I wish we could buy it

Unfortunately we cannot. Just too much money.

It seems so perfect though – exactly where we want to live, down to the neighborhood, the right size – right number of bedrooms, perfect.

Except, well, we don’t NEED it.  I should be content where we are.  This house is fine for us. We have three bedrooms and two bathrooms, exactly what we need.

Sometimes it feels a little small.  And yeah our entire family can’t sit at our dining room table at the same time.  And the basement is unfinished giving it spider issues, and…

No I need to stop. NOW.  Our house is fine. It meets out needs keeps us warm at night and has everything we require.  Every time I get upset I need to think about the people who live in Nickelsville in there pink tents, without a shower or indoor plumbing. I have to remind myself that just because I think I need something that doesn’t mean I do.

We have so much more than so many and today I need to consciously remind myself of that. Being grateful is sometimes a choice.  So today I am grateful for this house that God gave us. It has been so perfect and wonderful for us for the past two years, and will continue to be for the next two years.  The location couldn’t be better, the landlord is good and when it’s a clear day we can watch the sun set over the Olympic mountains.  God gave us all this and we never even saw it until after we signed the lease and moved across the country.


Thank you God for our wonderful home.


2 Responses to “**Sigh**”

  1. amy on 09 Jun 2009 at 5:42 am #

    You do NOT need that house. Holy Crap who could afford a house like that, thats way too pricey!!! ok I know folks can but we’re not them and while I’d love to have a house that would be worth that much I will NEVER buy a house that costs that much! even if I had the money. that’s crazy!

  2. Pam on 09 Jun 2009 at 7:17 am #

    Well, no, obviously we aren’t going to but that house – but it is nice to dream that we could live in a house that big.

    :) Seriously though – it is BEYOND out of our price range – our price range being nothing and all. :)

    Again – just like to dream about a house where we could all sit around the dining room table.

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