the fulfillment of promise

we are moving.

to zanesville.

to the house my grandparents lived in and raised their eight children.

to the six acres where I spent my childhood exploring and enjoying.

i remember the cherry tree just behind the house and the pies that came from it.

i remember the broken arm from jumping off the swingset and giant zucchini from the garden.

i remember the love that was there, and the kindness I was shown.

i hope for wild summers with my children and cabins built from scraps.

i hope for abundant gardens and sufficiency.

i hope to learn about the enjoyment of the earth and resting in providence.

i am thankful for promise, and for the fulfillment of the hope that has rested in my heart.

i am thankful for beauty and new adventures.

i am thankful for merchab, for this spacious place.

“He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” Psalm 18:19

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7 thoughts on “the fulfillment of promise

  1. So Happy for you and your family, Melissa! God is Good! Now your children and grandchildren will make their own memories right there with yours! And you will be close to your Grandma Rita, and I am sure that thrills her heart! ❤

  2. So exciting!!! So happy for you and the whole family! You’ve brought so much joy and beauty into your current neighborhood and I know you’ll do the same at your new home!

  3. So happy for you and your family Melissa. Once again, you’ve touched my heart with your writing. Love the thought of resting in providence. God Bless you!

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