Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What would you give up?

What would you give up or sacrifice in order to have a dream come true?

Obviously, the answer is different for everyone.

Some may give up a good paying job to be able to stay home with their children.

Some may give up cookies and birthday cake in order to be healthier.

Some may go without vacations or fancy cars in order to save for the future.

Some people give up a life of convenience in the city to give their children something better.

Well, I am trying to decide what I would give up in order to have this:

And I think I have the answer.

I will give up my belongings. Most of them anyway.

You see, we need a down payment in order to buy another house. And if you've followed my blog for long you know that extra money doesn't abound in these parts.

But that doesn't mean it's impossible. It just means I have to work a little harder.

So in order to have that house, or one like it-with it's accompanying red barn and creek, I need 15 thousand dollars.

Not a small amount.

But there are little chunks of money coming our way.

And I have stuff. Stuff that doesn't matter in the long run.

What is a kitchen table or sofa compared to 3 acres and sunshine?

What are bookshelves and pictures compared to fruit trees?

What is a television and dvd player compared to country living?

You also know, if you've  been here long, that I have been waiting to give this life to my children. For them and for me.

So what will I give up?

I have no idea if this will work. Maybe we will just end up renting and have no furniture to sit on.

But isn't it worth a shot?

Doesn't God know us and love us and bless us when we show faith and initiative?

I have to believe that He does.

I have to believe that dreams can come true. Cuz otherwise, what's the point of dreaming? And I'm a hopeless dreamer.  I would rather give up my furniture than my dreams.

Can't you just see my children playing happily for hours here? Me too:)

I don't know how this will all work out. I don't know what God's plan for us is at this particular junction in our lives.

But I know I can't give up.



  1. I want that house to!
    What a dream come true!!!
    I claim it for you in Jesus' name!!

    1. Dearest Janet! A bolt ran down my spine when I read what you wrote. I really do believe that God hears you. Thank you for caring enough to say it:)

  2. No matter what material goods you have to give up, you will never have to give up on love! You have more than enough of that from family, friends, and--importantly!--God to see you through anything.

    I wish for you all of that love (and more!) but I also wish for you the money you need for the material stuff, too. Because you're a good person with a beautiful soul and you deserve it all!

    1. Crying now, Frances. Thank you! I wonder if you know how much that means to me?

  3. oh amy. you are one in a million. bless you and your family during this transition and always. if i had 15k laying around it would be yours. what a beautiful home! take us with you!!! no? ok, well at least tell me we are still on for friday?


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