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Saturday, October 6, 2012

This time two years ago...

This is the lot we almost bought two years ago.
Yesterday I drove past the lot on the way home from Ethan's soccer game, and paused to think how different our lives would be if we had purchased this land and built a home here.

October General Conference is like an anniversary for us.  It was then, the 2010 General Conference, that David and I heard President Uchtdorf's talk, "What Matters Most".  That weekend we talked at length about our current situation and took inventory of our lives.  We both agreed that we needed to simplify our lives and fortify our family. We knew we needed to move.

At the time we had an obligation to work 10 hours a week for Henry Walker Homes in St. George. That's where we started looking for a new home. Within weeks we found this lot. It was a great piece of land on a quiet cul-de-sac with gorgeous views.  We attended the ward there and even made an offer on the lot.  We couldn't, however, settle on it.  It just didn't feel right.

Instead we found our current home on the other side of town. Our search for a home started in October and by December we closed on place that was just right for us. Everything about that decision feel into place. 

 I feel like we've discovered the sanctuary we were searching for.  I know our family and friends thought (and maybe still think) we were (are) crazy.  The transition hasn't been easy.  Even as much as I miss the wonderful associations we had, I am equally thankful we are where we are.  It's exactly where we need to be.  I am reminded of that daily.  I am so thankful for the promptings we received and for the courage to head a prophets voice.  

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