Saturday, August 30, 2014

Crying in My Pool

I cried in my swimming pool tonight. It was my second time in the pool today. The kids came over this morning and swam with us before we set out for a fun day together. After coming back home, I told Hubs that the pool was calling me again and he said, "It is your pool Honey, swim as much as you want."

It was a quiet, peaceful swim tonight. All by myself. I floated on my back, staring at the bright blue sky and the fluffy clouds passing slowly overhead. Back and forth, from one end to the other. My eyes landed on a dark blue smiling sun face yard ornament that is on the fence of our backyard. I looked at it and thought, "That is mine."

And I cried.

We did everything wrong in buying a house, when we bought this house. Normally you find a house you love and you visit it several times to be sure it will fit your life. You are discussing the house with someone and they ask if there is space above the kitchen cupboards, or are the cupboards flush with the ceiling. You don't remember, so you go see the house again and again. Each time you are measuring windows and making sure your couch will fit in the living room or not. You are supposed to examine the neighborhood carefully. Maybe even have a chat with the neighbors. You find out how far it is to the nearest stores, schools and parks.

We did none of that.

We never walked through the house until we'd sold our previous home and traveled from California to Texas three weeks before moving in. We only walked through it ONE TIME before the move in date!

I had photos of the rooms to look at when I had a question about the bathrooms or the master bedroom. I also watched a short video that my son had taken of the house while we were still in California. Again and again!

But we basically bought a house sight unseen.

We did that.

So now we are discovering what we bought.

The kitchen cupboards that are so big and roomy, that for the first time in my life, my baking dishes do not have to NEST. The bathroom closet that still looks bare even after I have unpacked all of our supplies. The ample shelves in the laundry room that make me appear like an organized woman. The quiet fans that turn constantly overhead to keep us cool, along with a glorious air-conditioning system. The sweet humming bird door knocker on our front door. The gorgeous colored glass window above the huge bathtub!

Little things....but lovely and lavish things.

Like a cheerful dark blue sun smiling at me from my back fence as I float in MY pool. And the happy tears come again and again.
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  1. Thank you, Lord, for blessing my sweet friend Susie and her hubs with this marvelous new home. Thank you for honoring their faith and hopes even when they didn't know what You were going to do for them, or how You would ever do it...and for showing them Your extravagant and lavish love for them. Thank You, for showering them with Your unconditional love, mercy and grace. We praise You and thank You, because we know how You love to bless Your children. Thank you for their constant witness to Your grace even when they were in the dark seasons of their lives. Thank you for allowing us to also be partakers of Your magnificent love, mercy and grace...showered upon each of us in diverse and wonderful ways, exactly what we need and when we need it. Thank you! And all the people said "Amen!" :)

  2. Susie, I am so happy for you! What a wonderful blessing from our gracious Lord. We moved into our current home 10 years ago believing it would be temporary. But by God's grace this has become our favorite of our homes. What began for less than positive reasons, God turned into a huge blessing. I'm in awe each time I think about it. He is soooo good! Blessings and Hugs!

    1. Thank you Deb. It still feels a bit unreal and temporary. But then I wonder why my mind wants to keep expecting the "other shoe to drop". Oh me of little faith!! I am actively working on taking those thoughts captive and retraining my brain to accept the good for good.

  3. When I visit, I'm never coming out of the pool. We can all be pruny together in the water , praising our great God. Three peas in a pool. lol. Pam, you and me. HUbs can serve us virgin pina coladas. WITH little umbrellas. And maybe those little monkeys that dangle from the glass. I can see it all...

  4. Susie: God was especially kind to you. I really like the stained glass window.

  5. Your sweet tears of gratitude falling in your pool. This house certainly was meant for you; God is gracious.

  6. There are so many things that are right about your place. May you enjoy it long and well.

    Blessings and Bear hugs, too!


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