Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gracestream and Birthday Celebrations

This week has been full of birthday celebrations and working on Gracestream.

Augustin has been 5 since the beginning of the month, but we have officially celebrated this big age. We have also started official work on Grace. We have taken out a few hours every day to demo the inside of the trailer. Our goal is to be slow and steady. We want to make sure that we invite God into every step of  this process instead of us running away with the project and leave the presence of God behind. We, as humans, have a tendency to do so. He gives us a dream or a vision, but we decide that 'we got this' and run with it without Him. I've done it in my photography career. So this time, we want to make sure that the Creator of our dream, this journey, is involved and center of everything that is happening. To ensure this we work on praying before we start working on Grace. Now when we run into any problems along the way we have already invited God to solve them. It's also great for working on our faith because we know that no matter the challenges we come across, He can solve them and give us a solution. 

At this point we have gotten rid of the beds and cabinets in the back of Gracestream. We have demoed the bathroom and closets, leaving us with just the galley kitchen area to finish before the weekend is out. Hubby still has some work to do under the trailer called the 'belly pan'. The plan is to start working on the systems next week inviting the experts like an electrician, plumber and carpenter for the things we cannot do. We still need to finalize the floor plan and lots of other things that are done behind the computer through research. The goal is to finish by the end of May and with God on our side I believe that we can!

Grace in getting renovated on a farm that's half a junkyard. We get to see chickens and baby chicks, also horses, sheep, goats and a cow. Its fun on weekends to visit the animals, but on week days we get to Grace when it is already dark. When spring comes it will be fun for Tin to enjoy this farm as we get Grace ready. 

When not working on Gracestream we've been enjoying life, knowing that our lives don't start once we are finished with Grace and on the road, but it's the now, the little things that makes up our lives. I have to remember that I need to enjoy this season as we prepare to leave, to enjoy being at home, outdoors with Tin and all the in-betweens. Too often we put our lives on hold for that great moment that's ahead and forget to enjoy the great moment that we are in. Traveling in an airstream is just as great as raising a family at home, its life and life is a gift, I would know! 

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