I couldn’t possibly count the number of times over the past few years that I have wanted desperately to click my heels together and steal the magic of Dorothy….

there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home!

When you have felt as "unsettled" as we have for as long as we have…..the longing to know you are home runs deep. It has been six years since they found our home to have toxic drywall. Tainted fumes would cause my children to be sick while eroding the wires in our electrical system and appliances. Within a moment, what I thought promised financial security was gone. Our home would have to be gutted to the studs to remove any evidence of the toxins, and the insurance policy had just enough holes to claim it wasn't their problem. It certainly became mine.

So we have prayed and hoped, and finally now we begin to start over. But to get here, we have moved often....three times this past year. Yikes! Can you even imagine? We would barely hang pictures and then something led us to move again. A struggle of my heart and a season of learning to persevere, indeed. But now we can say....I'm home! (Insert happy dance- I love the happy dance!)

Choose for yourself whom you will serve.......But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
— Joshua 24:15

It makes my heart smile to see my kiddos feel settled too. The laughter in our home and the peace of knowing they can ride bikes and run freely to and from the neighbors. Oh, how I have missed this feeling. If you follow my facebook, you have seen my journey on this happy for 100 days, and so I'll share here my heart of gratitude......so happy for laughter, restoration, peaceful sleep, and neighbors that bring you cookies welcoming you home! #100dayshappy

If everything I have endured brought me to this place of such sweet peace and favor, I am so grateful!

My boys minus Jadyn.

My boys minus Jadyn.