Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Zoom in on Gratitude: 30 day challenge

GRATITUDE
Most people were totally confounded when we moved out of our two-story house, purchased a very cheap mobile home, and relocated out behind the barn.  
One reason I wanted to live farther away from the road was that I felt I had no privacy at the house; we had the rental trailer in our yard, and kids from both directions used our yard as a shortcut to one another's houses.  
Ever hear that saying, "If you want to see God laugh, show Him your plans"?  
The rental trailer is gone.  So are the kids on either side of our property, and their houses sit abandoned.  


However, a huge reason for my desire to move to the pasture was that I wanted a view.  In the old house, it seemed like no matter in which direction I looked, I saw buildings or somebody else's mess.  We have forty-plus acres here, and I longed to be able to look out the window and enjoy the view.  Which I do now, every single day.  


I am not sorry we moved into a second-hand trailer house.  I love to look out my windows.  I even like having a barn and a cow lot in the front yard.  
I have a profound sense of gratitude for our cheap mobile home, because it provided the only way we could afford the move to the pasture.
I never said I was normal.


This is Day 24 of the thirty day photo challenge.

6 comments:

Sherry said...

I so get you, I love your blog, I have enjoyed your life stories........and have fond memories from AOL blogs.

NERVES05 (NANCY) said...

I LIKE YOUR TRAILER HOUSE.
I HAVE A TRALIER HOUSE TO. EXCEPT MINES A DOUBLE WIDE.
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THEM.
THEY ARE ACTULLY MUCH EASIER TO MAINTAIN AND CHEAPER TO FIX THAN A HOUSE. I LOVE YOUR VIEW. I LOVE MINE TO. I LIVE TO LOOK OUT SIDE AND SEE TREES, SKY, BIRDS, NOTHINGNESS.. IT'S PEACEFUL AND LOVELY.. PURE HEAVEN ON EARTH.
TOLD YOU ME AND YOU ARE ALOT ALIKE.
:-)
EXCEPT THE WATER SOFTNER THING. I CAN'T GET OVER THAT BEING IN YOUR CLOSET..

Paula said...

And a view you do have especially with the pretty snow.

darev2005 said...

When we lived in Branson we bought a used mobile and lived in a kind of dumpy trailer park. If you looked out the front, all you could see was the dumpy trailer park. But if you looked out the back you could see a long beautiful wooded valley that looked south all the way to Arkansas. It was, all in all, a nice place to live.

TARYTERRE said...

What I'd give for a house with a view. Yours is glorious. ENJOY! Also wanted to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day before the night slipped away. Take care.

Margaret said...

Wonderful, peaceful view! You did the right thing.