Old gravel driveway

Finally home

Keith Stevens
Keith Stevens

There’s something grounding, earthy, about walking up this gravel driveway, alongside the post and rail fence. With the smell of wood burning from an old masonry stone fireplace.

Coming soon, the story of my turning in the keys to the home Sue and I lived in, saying goodbye, and opening the door to the next chapter in my life at the end of this old dirt driveway.

The road has been long and hard. The same may be true for you. Life can often be an uphill climb. But I’ve learned that God always brings a blessing in the middle of the trial. I believe He’ll do the same for you, if you watch for it. Psalm 16:11 says, “You make known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.”

Each day, I think of my precious mom and my beloved Sue as I walk this beautiful land. I love the outdoors, full of wildlife, and views that truly provide glimpses of heaven.  Eagles that soar high above the water, with a freedom and strength that only they know, and I hope to someday understand. I’ve finally found a place of peace and healing. Sometimes, you just know.

A good friend stood with me quietly outside and said, “God is here.”  I felt His presence too. Another friend came along recently and walked the hillside with me, with the breezes blowing, and said, “I feel God’s presence here.” We stood still on the hill overlooking the water. It was definitely one of those moments. Maybe you’ve felt His presence too at times in your life. It’s something you’ll never forget. This has been one of those times for me.

I’m finally home.

-Keith Stevens