Wow.. We are completely in awe of God’s work, and His many blessings. We’re so thankful to have faith in a loving God, and will always continue to trust completely in Him. When we listed our home for sale on April 1st, 2011, we really weren’t sure what He would have in store for us. We did however, know that we had faith in His will & His plan for our family. Looking back, over the months there was really never a point in time in which Erik, nor I were frustrated w/ the process. We had a few offers, some that loved the house, but just couldn’t get financing, another that very well could have been a scam of some sort, and many that first had to sell their home to be able to buy ours. Those were just a couple of the unsuccessful attempts to sell. Each time, leaving Erik & I looking at one another saying, “Well, if it was supposed to happen it would have, it’s His plan, not ours”. We would walk away knowing that we would continue to simply be thankful to have a home, and thankful for everything we’re blessed w/.
One day shy of being 11 months since we had listed our house, we got an offer, and accepted. Not only was it a confirmed “we want your house, let’s start paperwork”, but a great family at that. This was the family God was holding out for. Just days before, we had been entertaining the idea of proceeding to go forward w/ refinancing, while interest rates are so low. Needless to say, a wave of emotions overcame us when we received word, as I don’t think we had really taken our thought process to the next phase. Funny enough, our small group family was over, and we were just wrapping up study for the evening when we received the message. They were excited to have been there & to hear the news too.
We began looking around online at current listings, and one of the very first ones that Erik found, seemed like it was exactly what we were looking for. We instantly fell in love w/ the house, and knew it was a great fit for our family. We could already see many, many years of memories to be made in that home. We got the offer from our buyers on Wednesday, scheduled to see the house we had looked at online, on Friday, made an offer Friday night, filled out paperwork on Saturday, and our offer was accepted the same day. Whew! What a difference 24 hours makes.. Sold a home and bought a new one all in one day.. If that’s not God’s timing, I’m not sure what is! Thank you, Lord!
So, let the moving process begin! We close on both houses on April 20th. Packing has begun, and I’m determined to keep the move as organized as possible. I’ve got a master moving list in MS Word, and as boxes & tubs are packed, they are labeled by room, and numbered. The master list cordinates w/ the labels, and has a summary of what is in each box. This way, if there are thirty kitchen boxes, I know exactly which box # has the item I’m looking for in it.
We have so many ideas that we’re looking forward to doing in our new home. We are all super excited.. Since Kaylor will be going into 6th grade this fall, she will be heading to junior high, and thankfully, it will be to the same school she would currently be heading to w/ her friends & classmates. Ashlyn is okay w/ moving, now that she understands we can take all of our things from this house w/ us.. She thought we’d have to take the previous owner’s things, and was disappointed that they did not have toys. hehe.. As for Rowen… Well, I’m sure he will love exploring his new surroundings too.
I see lots of home related blog posts in the near future 🙂 If you follow me on Pinterest, I’m sure you’ve seen my pinning of paint colors, and room ideas.. What did we do before that nifty site?!? lol