Happy New Year, I must admit that I am tiptoeing into 2018. LOL! 2017 was supposed to be a quiet year according to moi. God thought otherwise! Sometime, last May we got a word from the Lord that it was time to sell our house! “Say What Lord?!” We did NOT have money to move! We did NOT have this in our 2017 plans! We did NOT think we’d find anything that we both would like!!!! From that Krazy moment until the very last day of the year, we were on a roller coaster. We didn’t know that we would end up buying another house. We actually thought we would rent and then maybe build a house later. God saw differently.
One Saturday in July, we put our house on the market. We had an open house on Sunday. By Wednesday, we had multiple offers and by Thursday we finalized on one. Praise the Lord! (I’m sure one day I’ll give tips on the Domestic Diva blog on what we did to sell our home fast…the key is to live like you’re in a museum. LOL) There was only one problem with this Praise Report, we didn’t have any place to live!!!!
There was a house (House #1) in a nearby town that we LOVED. It had everything we were looking for, except a garage. Sigh. House #2, was in the same neighborhood as House #1 and it had literally the most beautiful garage (Nascar style flooring to boot), but nothing else worth mentioning it. That’s why I call it the “Rebound house” because it had the one thing that House #1 didn’t have. LOL. Stressed beyond stressed. The clock is quickly ticking to the day we had to be out of This Old House. Then as God would see so fit, on our 9th wedding anniversary we got the thumbs up that we were the accepted bid for House #3, The House on the Hill! Praise the Lord! We had a contract on This Old House, we had a contract for The House on the Hill, but things started to quickly unravel. But God….
But God saw to it that we were able to move into The House on the Hill before David started Kindergarten which was BEFORE we went to closing on This Old House and BEFORE we went to closing on The House on the Hill. Yeah, read that again. A week later, we went to closing for This Old House. Then two weeks later, we went to closing on The House on the Hill! Praise the Lord! I wish I could say it wasn’t one of the most stressful times of my life, but it was. I wish we could say everything went according to our plan, but it didn’t. What I can say is that everything happened according to God’s perfect plan and will for us. So, I have that swirly feeling coming into 2018 like I just got off a roller coaster. Grateful to be on standing firmly on solid ground! Happy New Year!