When I was young, I was excited to have a home of my own. To have a place of my own to decorate, arrange and make beautiful. To have a place where people would feel welcome and want to be. I thought this would come when I got married and my husband and I would have our own little house and everything would be wonderful!
Well, of course things don't usually happen the way you think they will, and God changes things all the time. When I first had my dream, I didn't know know God was going to be moving my future husband and I to Haiti. I had NO IDEA that we would be bringing little Isaac with us!
I set aside my wish and we moved into a tiny , cramped , sub-level apartment with a hand-me-down couch, a borrowed kitchen table, and milk crates for a bookshelf (actually, that part was pretty cool). But it was ours. I felt so blessed just to be married to such an amazing guy that I had no problem setting aside my wish for a home. I knew that we would soon be moving to Haiti, and MAYBE we could have this beautiful home I had imagined in my head .... someday.
Fast forward to today, and I am giddy to say, that day has arrived! Way back in May we were blessed with a donation from the U.S. Government (aka Tax refunds and Credits) and we decided to purchase some furniture for our living room! The catch, we would have to wait for a trailer being sent from the states to arrive... four months later. Let me tell you, I am not the most patient person, but it was so worth the wait!
We love to have people over at our house! We have weekly movie nights with staff here on base, someone is eating at our house at least every other weekend (Tacos tonight!) and teams are always welcome to just come hang out. This furniture will help us be able to fit more than three people on our couch (we had a chick flick night and fit 6 comfortably!)
Moral of the story: God knows your silly little wishes, and He can turn them in to big blessings!!