This morning I was doing a little reminiscing of our old hometown in Maryland.
My DH and I were born and raised there. My two princesses were born and raised there till the ages of 10 and 12. I love Maryland. It’s a BEAUTIFUL state. It’s the place I called home for 33 years and the place where God called me to Himself.
When my DH and I were first married, we talked many times of owning a farm. I LOVE horses and he loves working outside. We never thought that we would ever be able to afford a farm.. but you know what.. when God wants to give you something.. HE MAKES IT HAPPEN.
With only raising our mortgage $15 at the time we were able to purchase this place:
It didn’t look like this at first. It needed A LOT of work. New roof, windows, getting rid of TONS of overgrown bushes and tons more. But the reason we bought the house in such bad shape was because of this view out the back porch.
This was our Bank Barn. It had a HUGE loft and 3 stalls down below. The pasture had a slow grade upwards and at the top was a place where I could ride my horse.
This is standing in the pasture looking back at the house. We raised a couple steer, had about 30 chickens and I had what my DH called my ” Martha Stewart” garden for a couple years.
This was a great place to raise our girls. Even the one who wasn’t the ‘animal’ type, still enjoyed feeding the chickens and petting our horse.
When I look at these pictures it makes me a little sad. I truly think now that I took a lot of this for granted. I didn’t understand what a wonderful gift and place this was. So many memories were made here.
But, I know that God has brought us to the place we are at now.
Another place to call home and make memories.
A place where we have a whole different type of livestock – owls, wild turkeys, and armadillo’s!
A place where God is stretching us and shaping us as His children.
There are A LOT of things that I miss about Maryland. Family, friends, church, local farmers, local meat lockers where I knew where the beef was from, my Chevy Truck ( I’m really a truck gal), my horse, a really good library and tons more.
But, there are some MAJOR things I DON’T miss. Cold winters, SNOW, Cold weather, ICE, putting the breaks on in the ice and not stopping, the cold winters!
You get the picture. LOL.
I look forward to all the years ahead here in Florida, when I can look through the pictures and have just as many memories here as I have of Maryland.