There’s a story behind our name, Marshall Remodel. About 2 years ago I had this idea (God-given) to share our projects and lives and call it The Marshall Remodel. We’ve been remodeling our own houses for the better part of 10 years, but in the process our own lives sort of fell apart. Figuratively it felt like our personal lives looked like a run down house that needed to be gutted.
While it took awhile for us to start sharing our projects with you all, we took some drastic steps in the fall of 2017 to renovate our lives. Right after the birth of our third, Lendlee, Paul applied for and accepted a new position in Des Moines, IA. We had settled on the DSM area after visiting in 2014, but we figured we were another decade away from the big move. I will be forever grateful that we didn’t have to wait as long as we thought.
I know that being extreme like moving to another state isn’t an option for everyone, but we needed this extreme. It was the catalyst for us finding “us” again and putting our faith and family back at the top of the priority list.
So if you’re finding yourself in need of a change, take heart. We are proof that it is ok to remodel your life… tear it apart even! But it doesn’t stay torn apart… the beauty of renovation is that the end product is even more wonderful than the start.