- The water shut off is broken on the upstairs toilet. (Ask me how I know.)
- It’s difficult to cook meals for a family with a broken oven and no microwave.
- The doors to the cellar steps leak when it rains.
- The mineral content of the water table can change with the blink of an eye.
- In the morning I can see the chipmunks play on the tree branches outside my bedroom window.
- I’m in love with my tiny kitchen.
- A modern family of six can live without a microwave.
- The porch is going to make a great work space for painting and refinishing furniture.
- The dining room table is perfect for playing euchre with some of my favorite people (I kinda already suspected that, though).
- The gift of a new oven!
The buffet and a few serving dishes turn them into an ever growing and always changing display. One that the kids can touch and remember and marvel at God’s handiwork over and over again.
No matter the surprises, it reminds me that God is sovereign and good and He takes the unknown, and the unattractive, and the unlikely and turns them into something beautiful and useful and pleasing to Him. I pray He does the same to this old farmhouse. And the people that live in it!