5 Things I Love about Our New Home

Pines
It has always seemed to me, ever since early childhood, amid all the commonplaces of life, I was very near to a kingdom of ideal beauty. Between it and me hung only a thin veil. I could never draw it quite aside, but sometimes a wind fluttered it and I caught a glimpse of the enchanting realms beyond—only a glimpse—but those glimpses have always made life worthwhile.
— Anne of Green Gables

Tony and I moved into a new home in late November, and we couldn’t be more happy about the place! There are so many things I love about it, but these are probably my top five:

1. Extra bedroom

Now overnight guests don’t have to sleep on our floor! There’s a nice spare bedroom in our new place with two lovely single beds. 

2. Bathtub

Seriously, I don’t think there’s anything quite like having a hot bath after a long day—especially after going without one for months. Can I get an amen, somebody?

3. Oven

When we only had a stovetop, my cooking was limited to pasta, soup, and simple Mexican dishes, but with an oven, I’m able to get a bit more creative in the kitchen!

4. Safety

Our new place is located in one of Cape Town’s most secure complexes. I can now go on walks, nature adventures, and horse-petting excursions all by my lonesome—a huge blessing to my introverted self. 

5. Pines (nature)

The property we live on is lined on every side with the tallest of pines. There’s even a family of eagles that built a nest in one of the nearby trees. One of our favorite things to do is sit on the porch and watch the massive birds soar in and out of our sight.

When we moved into the flat, Tony felt the Lord say, “This will be a place of rejuvenation, a place where new vision will be born,” and I couldn’t imagine a more perfect spot to do just that. Although we’re very much looking forward to the things to come—to things inspired by safety and pines—I think we’re perfectly content for a while… here in our little slice of heaven on earth.


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