Yes. Just stop what you're thinking. We know. We're crazy.
Indeed...we may be crazy. But we're happy.
Doesn't that account for a few points?
We have lived under Steve and Susie Colby (IVCF staff workers) and their three kids for 4.5 years. This has truly been our home. A house is a place where you sleep. A home is a place where you belong. God brought us to the Colbys and allowed us to stay. Our role here has been simple: pay rent on time, pray for them daily, and love their kids. We tried...and God's grace was sufficient.
Our space was so small: 500 square feet
Our joy has been huge: constant fellowship, lots of laughter, lots of love
Five things we have learned from the Colbys (among many more):
1. that small spaces force intimacy
2. homes are places where people laugh often
3. homes are places for hospitality
4. homes make people feel "seen" and "important"
5. homes are hubs for kingdom come and kingdom coming
So why are we moving? To make a long story short: In the way that the Colby place was great for newlyweds, our new place is great for new fams...i.e. 500 more square feet in the form of an additional bedroom.
Some things about the new place (among many more things):
- It's 1/2 block from the beach, a huge park, and running trails
- Our apartment is owned by some people we respect and who love our family
- We are three doors down from a few of our students at Granville Chapel
- Its location and layout enhance possibilities for ministry
So it's with love that we say goodbye to the Colby home and begin a new adventure building a home at our next stop. We'll call it...the White House.