We purchased the home that we currently reside in and got our key on December 26th, 2020. We took all of 2021 to make so many changes to the home. It has been such a wonderful journey. I share most of these changes on this blog and all kinds of updates on our personal Instagram Page (rewatch in the highlights).
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This is Part 1 of our journey. Here we share the before and afters of the home we remodeled. So many of you were with us for the journey.
We are MOVING!
For many years, Tim and I have talked about moving our family elsewhere. We would talk about it and then put the idea on the shelf. And after years of praying and thinking about it, we are on the same page. God’s really been pressing on our hearts to move. So we are taking a leap of faith and following His leading.
In January of 2022, we were in prayer and the Lord spoke so clearly as confirmation that it is in His heart and in His will for us to move. Since then, there have been so many confirmations that this truly is Him! We have just about halted the remodeling of our current home.
We regularly travel all over the US as I speak at women’s conferences and go serve at retreats. We’ve been trying to find where we would be a good fit and where the Lord was calling us! After going to so many different places and churches, we found a church we feel the Lord is calling us to.
I wish I can tell you where we are going, but we aren’t quite ready to share that bit of information, yet. 🙂 Coming in a few posts!
(P.S. Where do you think we are going?)
House is Sold.
It was so bittersweet to put the house on the market and yes, we may have cried some really ugly tears.
We sold our home and are in the closing process. In the following video (and post) we will share all of the details of how supernaturally that went down. For now, let’s get you caught up with the rest of the details.
Most of our family, friends and acquaintances were shocked at the news that we were thinking about moving. So shocked that we would give up this life here that we’ve made – this beautiful home, this land and everything we have here.
For me to say this is easy would be a lie. For us to say this is what our flesh wants would be so far from the truth! This is a large home, perfect for our family, we have a pond, swimming pool, 50 acres of land for the kids to enjoy, a dream barndominium and the perfect garden.
We’ve remodeled the home so beautifully. However, this is all the things that satisfy the flesh. Earthly things that really don’t satisfy the spirit man.
As I’ve talked so openly on our blog that we have been on a remarkable journey spiritually. We have been searching for something deeper. God is stirring in our hearts for something more.
My husband and I have been in this community and current church since we got married (and me almost my entire life). We are just so grateful for the growth we’ve had here but feel like we just need something a little different in this stage of life for us, for our children and their future.
We love this community we’ve been in and are so grateful to the church family for all the memories made.
As God stirs to something different we want to be obedient to this call. Rom 8:14 says that those that are led by the spirit are the sons of God. As his children, we know that his will is better than ours.
Per our closing agreement, the new homeowners graciously are allowing us to live here until the kids finish school.
We want to wait until we are completely closed before we purchase a home where we are relocating. The level of faith the Lord is building through this process has been incredible and I can’t wait to share everything with you.
I thought it would be fun to go through the current home and the changes we made here. Enjoy these before and afters of what we are leaving behind.
If you missed any of the rooms and posts, here’s a link to them!
- Kitchen Remodel
- Master Bedroom
- Kids Home Work Room
- Master Bathroom
- Mudroom Remodel
- Front Door
- Prayer Room and Office
- Fireplace Makeover
- Powder Room
- Laundry Room
Well, that wraps up Part 1 of our move. Next post we will share the journey of how we made this decision and how we sold our home – it was such a miracle.
Have you ever had a big move? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below.
Timur and Valentina
Benjamin, Joseph, Elizabeth, Nathaniel, Abigail, Elijah and Seraphima