Normally, the opposite happens.
Spending time on the Internet...eyeing decorating blogs...pinning fabulous kitchens/bathrooms/craft rooms...one can become green with envy...
...or overwhelmed by their very surroundings...the mounds of laundry...or toys scattered everywhere...or the unfinished decorating projects...
But the answer to true joy and happiness is contentment.
"...for I have learned, in whatever situation I am to be content."
Philippians 4:11 (ESV)
I wanted to cry.
The photo actually did do the place justice.
This house needs so much work.
I didn't even photograph the interior.
It was too disheartening.
It is disappointing to me that people are not better stewards of God's gifts. This home was trashed on the inside. In fact, the previous owners did not even pack up a lot of their belongings. Medication bottles strewn around...clothing left in the closets...cat feces everywhere.
And then there is the structural damage...
...the farmhouse needs a new sceptic tank...the in-ground pool needs to be filled in or replace...the house sits on a slab foundation that is sinking...
Then I came home to this...
She's far from perfect...
...and my interior will never find itself gracing the pages of BH&G Magazine or spotlighted on any decor blogs...
...but it is my home.
Structurally sound. Built with hard work and determination. Decorated with love...and kid art!
I think God intended for me to see today's potential property to give me a wake-up call!
To be content with the situation that I currently find myself in...
...as a stay-at-home mom of three beautiful children...married to a wonderfully hard-working (not perfect!) husband...and living in a gorgeous-to-me home. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
How about you...
...are you living a contented life?
Wishing you a peaceful Sunday night,
I'm linking up with Charlotte over at
And Amy at Homestead Revival! Happy Barn Hopping!
And last, but certainly not least, Jordan from Lily White Designs!
THANK YOU Jordan for inviting me to join up with you today!