Some are personal changes, the kind that happen when a woman is almost 50. That sounds weird to say, but the truth of it is that I am 6 months away from being 50. I've already told my family I expect a big party - a nice one, not one of these "Over the hill" type. I come from longevity and I'm going on the idea that I am only half way through life!
Other changes involve family. My parents have found a buyer for their house and will be adding inlaw quarters here. We've never wanted them to feel like they were going to be living in our space and giving up their own home. So they have had a nice (big) plan drawn up that allows them basically to add a small house on to ours! Oh, and we don't have a garage and that's a must for them so there will be a garage too.
Creekside Cottage will be getting quite a bit larger!
I'll be blogging the build and the adjustments we'll all have, so stay tuned.
One more change is the growth our church has seen in the last few months. We are bursting at the seams! Good problem to have, but one that requires creative thinking! The days we have a fellowship meal? So crowded that we had to buy more tables and chairs! And where to provide a private, quiet space for the mothers of the four babies on the way to nurse those wee babes?
These are all things that require some thought and care but nothing that is too daunting. Our God is good and will provide everything we need in all things.