Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Full Circle

We closed on our house Thursday night. It could not have been a more wonderful experience! The realtors, lenders, and sellers were all so pleasant. If there wasn't the whole issue of spending money and signing your life away, I might consider doing it again soon.
We walked through our new house late Thursday evening and celebrated the joy of home ownership again! We planned Baker's room, and how we would position our furniture. We cleaned carpets and wiped out drawers, carefully considering it's future contents.
There was a lot of dancing. There were a few wahoos. And there were smiles so big we looked just plain silly.
For those of you who have been following our journey, you know this wasn't just buying a new home; it was the final step in our journey.
Late last Spring, we decided the Lord was leading our little family to Tuscaloosa for Baker to attend The Rise School on the University of Alabama campus. It is one of my favorite stories to tell, and I would love to share it with you. It evidences how the Lord orchestrates even the smallest detail, if only we will trust in His plan.
Please take time to read that post here.
Friday morning, school was canceled again due to inclimate weather and hazardous road conditions. I was overjoyed, as it meant I would get to work on our new house.
Baker's school was open, so I took him, as is our daily routine. We got there a little later than normal since I didn't have to be at work. As soon as we walked in, his class was preparing for their morning circle time. We walked together to the sink to wash his hands, unpacked his lunch, and then I helped him get situated on his stool. He was feeling a little clingy, as has been the case recently, so I lingered a while. Mrs. Nicole, his teacher (and also an angel sent straight from Heaven above to teach and love our Baker) chose my sweet boy as her morning helper. If it weren't for her being the teacher and all, I would have jumped up and hugged her right there.
Together, they walked to the window, where Baker proclaimed the weather to his entire class, using signs I didn't even know he possessed. He came back to his seat, and with all fourteen children sitting on their stools, Mrs. Nicole led them in singing, and clapping, and talking about the letter for the week (K) and the sound it makes, and what words begin with that letter. They read a book about kittens and ketchup and kisses. They meowed like kitty cats, and got to listen to one purr.
Every single child was involved. And every single child was learning. And I, well I was beaming. I was so stinking proud of my Baker Boy. And I was so glad we made this move to open doors for him, create opportunities, build friendships, and teach us to lean not on our own understanding, but to trust wholly in Him.
It has come full circle.
We are here.
We are home.
There are bare walls and there are boxes scattered about.
But we are home.
And I am so thankful this is home and home is here.
Jesus answered and said to him, "What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later."
John 13:7
Want to read more posts about the awesomeness that is The Rise School?

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Home sweet home!! Amazing how a move can change EVERYTHING. Hope it continues to be a blessing to your family!