Housing Saga Continued: My New Home?

                I am so sorry to leave you hanging after my last post! It has been a busy week. I started a new job as a Special Education Teacher Assistant. It is amazing to me how I felt attached to my new students the first day. Education definitely is where God wants me! 

                I am sure you are anxious to hear more about the home I mentioned in my last post. The same day I saw the garden home; I went home and told my parents about it. They were intrigued and called the realtor, C. I had plans to meet up with my friend. While I was gone, my parents went and looked at the garden home. My mom texted me and said it had potential. I wasn’t sure if that meant she liked it or not. I really wanted her to be as excited as I was about this home.

                Once I was back at home, I sat down with my parents to talk about buying the place. This is not going to happen without their help. My parents decided to buy it as an investment. They got an offer over to the seller’s agent on Monday.

                I have been so excited about this place. Tuesday morning was my new hire orientation for the new job. I had to get up really early but it was good practice for getting back into the routine of getting up early for work! By that afternoon, we had not heard anything from the seller’s agent and I was feeling anxious. I really wanted this home to work out. I laid down to listen to a relaxing CD and rest. While praying, I truly let go of the home. It’s in God’s hands now and if He wants me to live there, He will work it out.

                After I got up from my rest time, I saw a text from my mom that said “Looks like we will get garden home for X”. Isn’t it amazing how I finally let it go and God answered?

                So the necessary papers got signed and the next step was the inspection. My mom called her inspector and he had a cancellation on Friday. When she told me, I said, “Friday, as in three days from now?!?” She said yes. Given the state of the garden home, I was concerned there might be some deep damage, so I still was not allowing myself to get my hopes up too high.

                On Friday, I was at work while my parents met with the inspector to go over the home. That afternoon, my mom sent me a text that read, “Inspection went well. No surprises”.  I thought, “Actually, that there were no surprises is a surprise.”

                As you can tell, I am very excited about this home! While I feel confident this is the place God has for me, and I would be disappointed if it fell through, I realize this is a possibility.

And although I am very excited about this move, I keep looking at my budget and can’t figure out how this is going to work. But, I know God is in control and has a plan. I’m just anxiously waiting to find out more about His plan! Thanks for joining me in this journey.

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