Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Little Crush?

It's hard to believe the Parade of Homes is over.  We are SO excited to move in!  But there is a part of us that is truly going to miss the whole Puzzle Them Home adventure.  There have been so many angels surrounding and supporting us for so long that it's hard to imagine a more normal life.  But it will be good to get settled in and back to the regular chaos rather than the almost unbelievable insanity of the past many months.

I will miss my regular conversations with Bret.  We will miss Chrissy, Julianne and Lauren calling to check up on us.  We will miss the saws and hammers, nail guns and paint sprayers and all of the other tools and noises of the construction.  We will miss all of the Parade-goers milling around our home and their sweet comments and touched spirits. 

On multiple occasions Bret and others have commented on the protective bubble that has surrounded this house and this project from the beginning.  There is simply no way that a homemaker with absolutely no experience with running a business or raising funds or building houses should have been able to start a project that would raise a quarter of a million dollars and construct a dream home.  There is no way Bret should have been able to finish a 7,511 square foot home in 104 days.  God has been in the details of this entire endeavor.  Thank you to all of the angels here on earth who have served us in so many ways!

Tonight we decided to take several of the kids up for the last hour of the Parade.  As we were getting ready to leave, Sophi came up to me and whispered in my ear, "I have somefing to tell you."

"What?" I replied.

In a whispered voice she said, "The house is fantastic.  And I love Bret!"

We all love Bret!



  1. I'm sad to see it end, but so, so excited for you guys to get settled! Yes, we all love Bret!

  2. I'm so grateful that it is finished because of what that means, but I don't want it to be "over."What a treasure this is to me and to my family to see what love, service, hard work, and the hand of The Lord can accomplish.

    1. P.S. I will still be calling to check up on you!