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The story of our precious little girl's 17 months of life with Trisomy 18 (July 4, 2010 - December 15, 2011) and of us, re-learning to live "after Lilly."
"I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made ...." Psalm 139:14

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Lilly Colored Farmhouse

Here she is ... Miss Lilly working on another surprise blessing for us with Jesus.  Look at her pink cheeks and grin!  (Tabby told me that I use this picture too much, but that's OK with me ...)  So - are you wondering what Lilly is plotting with Jesus here?

Well as if our rainbow baby, Solomon, wasn't a big enough blessing, we signed the paperwork today to become the owners of a new house!  Or should I say an OLD house.  A 102 year old farmhouse.  And one of the most amazing parts - it is Lilly colored!  Isn't that amazing?!  It is a 2 story farmhouse that has blue siding, white trim, and red shutters and doors. 

We have been looking for an old home on a property in the country for years.  And just a couple weeks before Solomon was born, the "dream house" appeared.  I kept thinking "oh it won't work out."  But it did!  It is in a little town about 30 minutes from where we live now.  (Several have asked about Frank's commute - it will be a bit farther but ... it should take less time than it does now.)

So now, as if life wasn't busy enough with a new baby, we are trying to hurry and pack.  Thank God Frank is on fall break from his job.  Tabby has been a big help - either packing or holding Solomon.  Hunter has even done some packing - his favorite part is labeling the boxes.  (He knows all his letters.)  I feel overwhelmed at times, but am trusting God's timing.  He had this happen now, so I know He will pull all the little details together.

Yes - it is very hard leaving "Lilly's house."  I keep tearing up thinking about it.  It was very hard for me today to keep it together as I packed up a bunch of her things.  I kept thinking "Lilly shouldn't be put into boxes!"  But I know that she will be with us no matter where we go, and she does not equal her stuff.  As hard as it is leaving this home, the only home Lilly ever lived in, I am convinced that a fresh start for our family is a good thing.

And so ... back to packing!

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." - James 1:17

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