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So many thoughts racing through my mind right now.

So many prayers that my husband and I are praying right now.

So many blessings that God is pouring out upon us right now…always.

We have been praying for quite some time now to find the place where we would “lay down our roots.” With our son in his last year of preschool the pressure (self-imposed, of course) has been on for us to find our forever home; the place to raise our children; the place to grow old together.

We have been “looking” passively in the neighborhoods that surround the home we currently rent.  Truth be told, we have actually had a pulse on the real estate market for the past year, just waiting for that perfect opportunity to dive in.

Like trying to get on the Audubon going 35 miles per hour, we have come to the realization that the prices in and around our current stomping grounds have far exceeded  what we are willing to pay in our budget for a home.  Half a million dollars for a three bedroom condo with shared walls on both sides is just not how the dream plays out in my mind! No thank you.

Time to start thinking differently.

Our prayer all along has been for God to lead us to the home we are to raise our family in…wherever that may be! I keep asking if there’s some city, county, or state, that we should put on the possible list.  I admire those of you who can just pick up, move, confidently ground yourselves in the new neighborhood and effectively call it home! I wish we could be brave enough to do something like that.

We are finally at the point where we are willing to do whatever it takes to simplify our lives, cut my hours or bring me home to be with the babies.  Seems like a dream right now, but with God, all things are possible!