Things have changed from the many years ago, when we first moved to this land. Viewpoints, significance, and even our age. Years ago, we lived a life of chasing meaningless things. Life seemed empty. Motivated towards fruitlessness.
The mindset is different these days. We have stepped off the merry go round of consumerism, into a life of self-sufficiency. We look at things differently now. This land we thought would be a place to live out our lives; a forever home. We built and dreamed, never intending to leave. This house we built many years ago, the plans are from a vacation home, one with minimal storage, cathedral ceilings, and lots of windows. The barn was built solely for horses, and never a thought of consideration, for other types of livestock it could house, as we moved forward with time. We can’t forget the time-consuming lawn to mow, or the flower beds, that once took days to keep tidy from the weeds.
Times have changed. Years gone by. We finally see our way in this life. Things of importance to us. We have not remodeled our home, or the barn. We will leave them as is, for the next family to enjoy. We have however, modified the flower beds and lawn, allowing us to keep focus on more self-sustainable matters.
The Spirit can change people, if people are open and yielding. We love this place, and feel blessed for the opportunities given. Learning, growing, and expanding forward. We are somewhat saddened knowing we will be leaving here for an unknown territory. We have stretched the limits of this land, the boundary lines, until we can use no more. We have nurtured the grounds to help replenish; careful not disrupt the delicate eco-system below. We know there is more to this way of life, in which we have been called to live. We give Thanks.
Have a blessed day, Kris