It’s been a bit of a rough morning at our house – lots of big feelings and not much willing communication. Fortunately I have time on my side and I’m pretty good at waiting. I am the mom. I am wise. I am strong. I am kind. And I am going to love my child no matter what. By the grace of God, love is winning in my heart and home today.
Bee just changed her FB profile picture to the one above. The girls are working through lots of feelings about Dimples being gone and have lots of questions.
Plans for our house remodel continue to develop. The first phase is building storage in our existing barn in order to empty out the garage. Russ went to the county Planning and Building department to check on the some structural adjustments that need to be made and it looks like it will not be too complicated. I say that with the realization that I actually know nothing about construction.
At the moment, the plan is to put two bedrooms in the garage, one for Dimples and one for our older boys (whoever lives at home at the time), as well as a small storage space and room for my freezer and refrigerator. Then Bee can move into the big boys’ room. The details aren’t hammered out, but this is where we think we’ll start.
Depending on finances, we also hope to pave an area of our driveway to give Dimples a place to play basketball, which is very therapeutic for her. Once those priorities are covered, we’ll look at adding some space to the house or building a detached garage with an apartment above it, but we’re still waiting to see what the Lord has in mind.
In the meantime, we need to be faithful with this first step.
We had a long phone conversation with Dimples’ therapist yesterday. We are traveling to see her fairly soon and there are lots of emotions to process. I’m hoping we can attend the weekly worship service with her while we are there.
Thanks for reading and sticking with me as we work our way through the life the Lord is giving us.
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