Ephesians 2:10 – For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

To our many friends who have faithfully followed this blog since we started it way back in 2013,

Thank you for making this blog such a fun adventure for Lynne and me to share with you. We have really enjoyed having a fanbase as we work on turning this farmhouse into our home for our family, and especially appreciate the encouragement when things don’t quite go as planned!

You may have noticed that we haven’t been posting a lot lately (or at all), and this, I am afraid, will by our final post, at least for this season of life we are in.

2018 was a great year in many ways, and in many others, it was a year that brought us to our knees both in pain and prayer. We’ve always believed that everything happens for a reason, and now that we are in 2019, we can see that these things that have happened were preparing us to open our home as a safe haven for foster children.

Our farmhouse is undoubtedly an important part of our lives (and has been for the last 5.5 years), but it wasn’t until recently that we understood that God’s plan was for this farmhouse to be a home for kids in foster care.

We are thrilled with how far along the house has come and really excited for this next phase in our lives. But no matter what preparation God has done on our house, we still only have two hands, and we want our hands to be holding children instead of blogging away. (If only God gave parents an extra set of hands, right?!)

As I write this, two amazing little foster kids are sleeping under our roof in addition to Evie and Wilson, and I can’t help but think that I want to serve all four of them instead of serving the (never-ending) to do list that comes with an old farmhouse.

Maybe one day in the future, we will return to this blog and share more updates on our progress and family. But for now, we are called to open our home and our hearts to children who really need it.

Thank you for your support over the years, and we wish everyone a healthy, happy, and hopeful future.