Sunday, April 5, 2009

Our House

On April 19, we will celebrate six wonderful years of marriage. God has so richly blessed us, I can't even begin to describe it in words to you. My heart actually swells just thinking about it. This beautiful house is one of those blessings. We love our home, but as I stated in an earlier post, "Even though we just sold our house and are moving, wherever God takes us we will be at home because He will be with us."

The selling of our home started back in 2007 when we felt God was urging us to put our house on the market. At that time, the housing market was just getting ready to bust. Our beautiful home sat on the market for 15 months with not a single offer. Had we misunderstood? There were so many houses on the market those last nine months, it was definitely a buyer's market. Yet, people weren't buying. They were losing jobs and struggling to get out from under mortgages they could no longer afford. So, we took our house off the market at the end of October.

We continued to pray about selling and, again, felt we were being led to put our house on the market. So....on Monday, March 9, we signed a contract to sell our house. On Saturday, March 14 we had an offer. The next day we made a counter offer and on Monday, March 16 we signed an agreement to sell.

OH MY! Now we needed a place to go because we're closing on April 15! No worries. Since God brought us a buyer, He would also provide a place for us to go. Sure enough! We found a house to rent that met our needs with a landlord willing to rent it to us on a month-to-month basis while we search for a new home.

So, here's a slide show of the beautiful home we're leaving. Soon, we'll have a new home that will meet our needs. Please pray in agreement with us for that house. Enjoy the show.

Peace and Joy,

John 14:2 (NKJV) In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.


LuAnn said...

Great slide show, beatuiful home, blessings in your hunt to find another.

Jessica said...

Your house is beautiful :-) Praying that God will lead you to the place He has planned for you.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful home and praying that God blesses you in your search for a new home. Enjoy today!

Kim said...

Lovely home! Will pray for y'all to find the right house at the right time :-) Moving is hard, but it's also exciting!

lagirl said...

Beautiful home which I'm sure holds many beautiful memories. Now, on to the new adventure of a different home.

Acts 17:26b
...and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.

Debbie said...

I know how hard it must be to leave a beautiful home such as yours, however there are great things in store for you...I just know it. A few years back I felt that God called me to change careers, I did and cried every day for the first year and wondered had I done the wrong thing. But NO it was right, I was promoted and Love, Love, Love my new job. HE always knows what is best for us. Also congrats on the 6 years...I just made it 35 wonderful years.

lagirl said...

I gave you a "shout out" on my Blog today. Come by and read for yourself, GF!

momof3girls said...

congrats on your house! I am dropping by to say "Hi!" from La girls blog "Sweet tea"

Andrea said...

What a lovely house! And I know you will make your new place, when you find it, into a beautiful home! :)