Thursday, October 15, 2009

Our Journey to Montana- Part 2

When I left you last, we were really disliking the small town of Whitefish, Montana and we were not sure what we were going to do for the next four days. Hottie Husband had gone for a run with while listening to Third Day on his ipod.

He came back glowing. Really! Like it was his wedding day or he was newly pregnant or something, except for that he is not a girl. Other than that minor issue, it was like that. I know men don't generally glow, but it is the best word I have to describe it. He said, "I have to show you this spot I found. It is probably the most beautiful view I have ever seen." We got in the car and drove there.

It was one of the most lovely sights I had ever seen.

The crazy thing was that we had driven around this town for a day- it is a small town- and for some reason never could find the lake. It was there all the time but just out of our view. HH said that at one point he had prayed, "Even if I hate it here, if you want me here, it is where I will go." And then the lake appeared.

After that moment, it was as if our eyes were opened to the town. We met nice normal people, we ate at fabulous restaurants, we saw beautiful views and our days there flew by. When we left, we thought- why here? Why on Earth would we be so blessed to be able to come to this place? With the lake, the ski resort, the good restaurants, the small theater, the adorable main street- it was like this place was made for us.

Then we went home and we looked at our project of all projects- our very large renovation/extreme addition of our home that was incomplete. HH is a one man show most of the time. My friend Krista once described him as a steady ship. He stays on course, he moves steadily and assuredly forward. Still, it takes time to build a house all on your own while still paying attention to your wife, three little boys at that time, and a dog. So the ship kept moving forward and I lived life with all the business and fun of children, and we both kept that little town in our minds. It was not a fleeting fancy. It stuck.

The goal was to finish the house and put it on the market.

And the years really good years passed...

until next time!

9 comments:

Lisa Buffaloe said...

I LOVE when God opens our eyes and we see things we missed without His perspective! God is such an AWESOME God!

Dree said...

That's so great that you found such a beautiful spot. Those are once in a lifetime moments. :)

3 Blessings said...

I am so amazed by how God opens our eyes to what he wants us to see and in his timing. We feel like that with our adoption...like why didn't we see this need before now? Of course everything is in God's timing.
Loving your story and I cannot wait to read what happens next.
Blessings,
Amy

Brian, the old man said...

It's funny how God always answers our prayers in His time. It is truly a wonderful feeling to be blessed as I am certain that you are. So, do you have any pics of the most beautiful view HH has ever seen? May God continue to bless your life. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Buddy and Krista said...

The best, the most God focused, biblical, bold and encouarging words I have heard all day..."Even if I hate it here, if you want me here, it is where I will go." Go HH...

Foursons said...

Ooooo, great cliff-hanger! Can't wait to read more!

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Farmgirl Paints said...

Couldn't wait to read part 2. Had to back track a little since I was gone. Time to play catch up. You have me captivated.

The Kileys said...

Hello- Check out www.101Lakeside.com.

This house is located (I believe) exactly where your epiphany about Whitefish took place. Good luck!