Good day everyone and welcome to July!
Is it just me or has this year been the longest yet faster year ever? I know it’s been the craziest year that I have ever had to experience.
One thing that this year has brought, is the biggest secret I have ever had to keep and honestly, hoping none of my family reads or knows about my website/blog. (Because this would totally ruin everything) And if you are my family reading this, I would hope you could keep your mouth quiet and pretend everything is a surprise when this is all complete.
For our family, our biggest goal that w have been working for these past few years and especially this year has been to be able to get our own house. We have been very blessed and fortunate enough to be able to rent a house these past 6 years, but while it’s a home, it’s not our home.
Now comes the secret. For the past 3-4 weeks we have actually been working on actually getting a house. We have been looking for a while now actually, but never got serious about it. (Meaning we would browse for fun until we could look for real) We everything got real, really fast. We know someone from Bible study who is a realtor and has been sending us some homes to look at and one morning we got an email with a few listings, one house having been posted that morning. It was everything we had been looking for! We called to get a tour and that same day, went in looked, placed a hold and put in an offer.
When I say it’s everything we’ve been looking for, it is truly EVERYTHING we have been looking for. A large side gate that we can drive through to get to the huge backyard. A greenbelt behind us so no worries of another house behind us. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, a long driveway (Can you tell we need parking space?) Not 1, but TWO pantries! (This was a big thing for me since our current home doesn’t even have a pantry. It’s beautiful and quiet and no traffic down the street it’s on.
The very next day after putting in our offer, it was accepted! It had a higher bidder than us and they still chose our offer! We did the inspection and with the exception of minor issues, it’s perfect. And the best part? Our move in date would be September 1st, to which our current lease expires August 31. Literally, everything lines up so perfect. When I say this was God, I mean it. Everything has fallen so perfectly in line with our needs that the only explanation is God.
What’s so secret about this? We have not told anybody in our family and we still have a month to keep this quiet. My Mother-in-Law who lives with us doesn’t even know about any of this. We want to get all the papers signed and have a huge surprise waiting for both of our families and I just had to tell someone. So anyone and everyone reading this, just know you all found out about this before any of our family. LOL
This post isn’t meant to brag about finding a home or anything, but it is proof that with hard work and faith, things do fall into place. I didn’t expect any of this to happen so fast, honestly I thought if we were lucky maybe we could start looking next year. I am speechless to even think that in 2 months, we can be in a new home.
While all of this is very exciting, I do still get sad thinking about not being in our current home. It’s a very sentimental place for me. It’s the home I got engaged in, planned a wedding in and where my son has spent the first 3 years of his life in. Our neighbors are amazing and it really is a nice place full of so many memories. But I am very excited and bless to have a home of our own without the possibility of having a lease ended. I’m excited to create new memories in this new home where my son will get to spend the next possibly 15 more years in.
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