I have some amazing news! Our house sold! As spectacular as it sounds, it was also very bitter sweet. We didn’t even put it on market and a lovely family expressed their interest in our home and the rest is history. We’ve signed the papers and are just getting a few things out of the way. We should be all moved out by the end of August. I have loved this home of ours the last 6 years. It’s charm can never be replaced, the memories truly priceless! But I have peace leaving it, knowing that a wonderful family will be moving in and making even more great new memories! Not to mention, we have a photographer from LA coming the end of this week to photograph our space to be featured – which I will share more details soon. For now, you’ll have to live in suspense! It will be a nice way to remember this home for years to come and have it documented in a sense.
After our home sold, we were a little worried (naturally) about where we were going to be moving. We knew we would be in Canada by the end of August / beginning of September, but buying a home is SO stressful. ESPECIALLY when you are doing it from another country. Seriously. We looked at a few online, but it’s so hard to tell what it really looks like judging just by pictures. Although there were many we were willing to purchase, there was one particular house that just felt right. It looked like the perfect home for our family of five (and room for more!), plus the extra space to allow for projects and hobbies.
I expressed interest and of course, it was pending. I was sad, but had no choice but to move on.
One night, Joel and I spent the last hour in bed searching property after property. I was feeling so overwhelmed and defeated. I remember just praying (and a lot of whining) asking God for his favor and grace. It has been a really emotional and stretching time for us. Family fall outs. Adoption drama. Starting new jobs. Moving out of country. And so on. I just asked for one thing to go smoothly and without a hitch. I kind of asked for a miracle that the house I couldn’t stop thinking about would some how be ours.
Yeah, right. Or so I thought. I closed my eyes, surrendered all my fears, worries and anxiety and went to sleep.
The next morning, I got a call from my mom telling me that there was a duplex that the realtor wanted to do a walk through via Facetime with me. I not-so-eagerly agreed to accept. I couldn’t afford to be picky, we just needed a home to live in and start this new life as a family.
My phone rang and the realtor began the tour. I won’t forget it. Not for a moment. She opened the front door and there on my tiny iPhone screen was the house.
The house I prayed for.
The miracle house.
There had been a miscommunication, it wasn’t the duplex at all. The realtor told me that the house just went back on the market that morning. SERIOUSLY?! God, is just amazing. She said she thought of us right away and even felt that it was God making a way. WHAT?! Ok, it was just getting to be so much for me to handle. We walked through the house. I was freaking out on the other side of the world. I already knew I wanted it from the moment she opened that front door. We placed an offer that day. Then a counter offer. They accepted. And by ANOTHER miracle we were approved for a mortgage. Just like that…it was ours!
I can’t tell this story without giving God all the glory and honor. Honestly, the timing on everything was just too perfect. It was just too impossible for me to comprehend HOW we even got this house! But I feel SO blessed that this house is ours. And you know what, this was that ONE thing that came easy. No hurdles. No hiccups. No blood, sweat and tears.
He made it happen.
He made a way through the impossible.
He blessed our family with the perfect home. A home that we get to start afresh and anew.
Thank you God for this gift – you are faithful!!
So, not only did we finalize our adoption (still SO very happy), but we sold and bought a house….phew! I don’t know about you, but I want to sleep for a few days. My mind has had a lot of excitement and it’s taken a lot out of me! Unfortunately, there is much to do. All I can say is that this definitely takes a huge load off of our shoulders! And I’m beyond excited to make this house our next home!! It’s going to be a lot of fun! Without further ado, here are a few photos of the space. Thanks for baring with me and letting me spill my guts this morning! (photos courtesy of Remax)
P.S. To answer that question you might be thinking – yes, we will be doing a lot of painting!
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