Flood 2016...."How's the house coming?". A very common question at this stage of our lives that we answer nearly daily. Our poor house awaits it's family and it's poor family awaits it's house. We have significant foundation problems and in a recent engineer inspection it has been confirmed to be from flooding. What this means is that without a strong foundation we cannot begin to rebuild.
The process is taking a lot longer than anticipated, but in the time that it's taking us to be able to figure out things, we are actually able to see the opportunity of our resilient mindset, the opportunity in our broken open home, the opportunity in our relationships, and the opportunity in that "rebuilding" isn't a date on a calendar. It's a process that started a while back. Many of the things that we are doing in our home was not something that we had on a wish list, it is actually something that we have been able to think about while we are out of the forest and can actually see the trees and be better than a wish list. It's likely a previous wish list would have been very limited and restricted to keep costs and labor down.
For instance, because we got to go get a new mattress for one of our daughters we were able to spend 2 nights away and even got to lounge by the hotel pool. I considered this as a date with Keith and we enjoyed our quality time so much. So in this period of being broken open, we are building a stronger foundation and these are new habits that we are excited to carry on even after we are back in our home. It's even been blessing me with seeing old friends numerous times because we are frequenting the same local establishments as we are going through the same scenarios. Who would have thought that I get to catch up with some of our oldest and dearest friends that we lost contact with?
I would just like to say "Thank You" to the Great Flood 2016 for allowing me to be broken open and rebuild my foundation (personally and on the homefront). May we all get a chance to be broken open and see the strength and weaknesses that we hold as well as remove the limited visions. We look forward to luxury, relaxing, and lots of great get togethers in our home that will be so cozy, filled with love, and strength.