Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The House That Barkley Built

Abby Lab here.

This is the house from The Book of Barkley that Mom bought in hopes her Dad would live with her (her stepmom had been diagnosed with terminal cancer). It had a mother in law wing and there were no steps or stairs, with a  Lutheran church and park nearby.  It would have been perfect for her Dad. But her stepmom, after many prayers, went into full remission and her Dad changed his mind so Mom sold the house as it was just too much work to maintain as a single person who traveled a lot.  But she and Barkley had several happy years there (it was on a small retention lake so lots of water time though she was thankful for a fence so he wasn't in it 24 and 7).

It worked out as things tend to do when we trust in someone higher than ourselves.  The sale provided Mom enough money to pay for Dad's in-home nursing care these last few years and she met and married Dad who already owned a home.  Her home now is a LOT less to clean, and seriously less yard to mow. :-)

And even though it's small with a small yard, it has its own charm.

But she will always have fun memories of this Indiana home and her time with Barkley there.


  1. What a beautiful home!!! That photo looks like it could be a painting. Glad you have some happy memories from there, but also happy that the future brought so many good things to you.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  2. Woooooow, that's a LOT of yard to run in!! I bet Barkley had fun there!

  3. A great example of one of my favorite verses:
    "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28.

  4. As I can attest to in my own life, God does work things out for what's best for everyone if we are patient and wait on his timing.

  5. Love the charm of your bungalow home. They always have such a special charisma to them.

  6. My ghostwriter said it was very sad to have to sell Oma's house last year. But she knows the family who bought it really appreciate it.


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