Darrel and Gail Voth

Directors of Mobilization, Beautiful Feet Missionary Training and Sending, Choctaw, Oklahoma

Sentimental, really?


If you would have asked me a year ago if I was sentimental, I would have said, “no, things don’t hold much value to me.” Oh how things are different now that we have entered this stage of decided what we keep and what goes.

We originally thought that we would rent our house in our hometown. We thought it might add extra income. As we desire to live more simply, we have decide it would just be one more thing to worry about.  We decided to ask a realtor to come through and give suggestion of what needs to done before we put it on the market. Now this should not be a difficult thing to do, but I couldn’t do it. This is the only house we have ever owned. We’ve lived here almost 10 years and moved in a month before Lily Bean was born. I know things need to be done before we put it on the market but I was procrastinating making the call. I was finally honest with Darrel that I couldn’t walk through with the realtor without being emotional about what was “wrong” with my home. So my loving husband made the call and took off work to walk through the house with the realtor. I stressed to make the house look as good as I could, not quite as bad as when we had the home study but almost. I have been trying to figure out if my emotions are pride based, or is it just the womenly desire to provide a nice home for my family. I really feel that God is giving me grace on this one, so I’m gonna try and give grace to myself as well. 😉

We, now, have a list of projects and a timetable to get them done. It’s a little overwhelming with our daily responsibilities and fundraising to do. We are going to need to ask for help (something we aren’t good at) and are working on scheduling some work days in the next few months. So if you or your hubby have a skill they would be willing to donate, let us know and we will gratefully put it to use. We have a lot of work to do.

You can also pray for the right buyer. We are praying that the house moves quickly once it is on the market. So here we go, just another part of this big adventure.


3 thoughts on “Sentimental, really?

  1. Before we put our house on the market, we walked through each room with a notebook… writing down things that needed to be done. In our entire house, including outside/basement/garage/etc. there was ONE room that didn’t need something done. And here we always thought our house was pretty near perfect. 🙂 I understand. Hang in there. And yes… ask for help. Let people be a blessing to you!

  2. We’ve known from soon after purchase that our home wasn’t perfect and would take a lot to sell one day. People around us have been brutally honest with us at times…so I had to learn to laugh and accept the flaws quickly.
    Transition, change and all that includes is hard… Praying for His peace as you prepare to sell. May He grace with a bit of humor in what may feel like an overwhelming process.
    He will provide what is needed…for He is faithful to carry on to completion the good work He has begun.

  3. As I further reflect…I would have a hard time leaving our home where we invested our creativity and made so many memories.

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