Give Thanks in All Circumstances

As we’re getting ready to make the move from our small apartment in town to a spacious farmhouse in the country, it can be really easy to have a “good riddance” attitude.

When we tell baby girl about the first place she lived, I want to be able to share sweet memories with a grateful heart.

So, Chris and I came up with a list of things that we’ve been thankful for while living here.

  • I made it all the way through active labor in this apartment.
  • Baby girl took her first swim in the apartment salt water pool.
  • We had access to a beautiful paved trail where we took many afternoon walks.
  • There was a playground along the trail where baby girl went down a slide and sported tennis shoes for the first time.


  • Since we were on the bottom floor, we were able to grill out and attempt a couple of gardens.
  • The entrance into the complex is lined with lots of tall trees and is shire-like in the springtime.
  • Chris says it was homey. 🙂
  • Baby girl spent her whole first year of life in this apartment… learning to hold her head up, sit up, crawl, babble, eat her first foods, find her toes and her ears, and so much more.


    • Utilities were low during the summer.
    • There is a beautiful pink tree behind our apartment.


  • We can occasionally find a woodpecker that likes to hang out in the trees behind our apartment.
  • We had a decent amount of closet space.
  • We were only minutes away from grocery stores and shopping.
  • Chris enjoyed the tennis courts.
  • There’s a random cemetery in the center of our apartment complex… it was really neat to go read all the names and think about the lives and history of those who came before us.

It’s important for us to remember that there are seasons of life and a purpose for every stage and we want to teach this principle to our  children.

“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Edit: I thought of another one… we started going to the farmer’s market where we met the person who told us about the farmhouse we’re moving to!  Definitely worth noting!

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