Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tracing A Miracle

Today I am celebrating the announcement of something HUGE.

Today I am looking back at the tantrums I threw when I misinterpreted God's "not yet" answers as "no."

Today I feel silly & humbled but also victorious & thankful!

I am tracing the steps that brought us to a miracle:

For four years my husband and I have looked at homes.
We have felt discouraged and defeated in the process.
I admit, there was a sense of entitlement along the road, a questioning of "why not me when everyone else..."
and it was ugly and hard.
For four years we have committed to a life style of living on little to pay off our student debt.
We agreed, sacrifice NOW to gain later.
It has been amazing and it has been hard.
We have always been content--but there were the moments we'd look out (those greener pastures moments)
but this house
this house we're in escrow on is our miracle.

So I am retracing how we got here.
I am tracing the outline of the picture of this miracle.
It came from prayer but above all,
it came from His goodness and not because I deserve it.
I am so ready to love this unexpected dream home whole again.
I'm ready to clean up its past and paint it's future with love.
I trace and praise this beautiful blessing, Lord, and I proclaim:

"...But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."
~ Joshua 24:15


  1. I am so happy for you!!!!
    now...for the record...i did NOT forget about the photos you sent me...pinky promise.
    now that i have all this blog stuff done i can sit and go over them for you.
    maybe we should chat by phone?
    Congrats again..i am so happy for you!!!

  2. Congratulations! That is so amazing Allegra, I am so super excited for you guys. You have worked so hard for it!

  3. That's wonderful news! The reward is that much greater after all the hard work and sacrifice! PS, left you an award on my blog today!

  4. I couldn't be happier for you. Congratulations and I can't wait to see your family in it's new home!!!

  5. I am so happy for the three of you!!! I can't wait to see how you make it YOUR home.

  6. Congrat's! Praying everything goes smoothly, but if there are bunos, just look to The Lord!

  7. Seriously so happy for you guys!! Can't wait to get you all moved in!! xoxo

  8. CONGRATS on your first home!!! That is more than exciting : )

  9. Yeah!!!!!!! How exciting!!! Sooooooooo happy for you!!!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

    p.s. I gave a little shout out about your lovely shop in my post this mornign :)

  10. Yeah for you!!! this is the best new ever...I can't wait to see what you do to your new little house and how you make it a home!! xoxox

  11. OH yay my friend!!!!!!!!!!11
    so exciting
    & i love how you give the lord all the glory
    you rock my friend
    & ps, can't wait to hear & see more about it

  12. CONGRATULATIONS! That is wonderful! I am so happy for you. Your story sounds so familiar:)


  13. This is just what I needed to hear. We also have chosen to rent and pay off student loans and sometimes it is so difficult not to be frustrated. But God has great plans for those who love him. So happy for you.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Congratulations! That is so exciting!!! :)