Just a little update about us…
I think I mentioned this on a prev. post, but on the 1st, we were given notice to vacate b/c the owners of this house want to sell it vacant. So I immediately became Ms. House-hunter (a job descrip. I’m used to). I asked some friends & family to pray that God lead us to the right home, in the right neighborhood for our kids. And after touring 4 or 5 that had no fridge, washer or dryer, I prayed that He would, in some way provide all 3 for us … maybe a free craigslist deal, a friend with an extra, a church member…whatever.
One day I thought, “why not just email the owers & ask if we can have the ones in this home? Yeah, the fridge has a constant pool of water on the top shelf & the washer forgets to spin half the time, but it’s better than nothin’!” So I emailed them. But that was my problem…I was thinking it was better than nothing. Like God would see my need and give me nothing – that’s as likely as him seeing us asking for bread and giving us a stone. Here I am thinkin’ “look at me, with my bad, bold self” And 2 days later it turns out, they’d changed all their contact info & left the state indefinitely. The appliances were staying. OK!
A few days later, we’d decided to apply for a cute, roomy 3-bd in our old neighborhood. Again, I prayed, later to find out that the owner of that home had just decided to rent it out to her friend. OK. No problem. I wasn’t disappointed, cause I prayed that God lead us…and he was…he was leading us away from there. The next morning, I hopped on craigslist’s rental ads, chose 3-bdrm under $1150, and the 1st ad read:
$1100 / 3br – Lease or lease/purchase 3/2 1/2 bath with gameroom (Hutto- Riverwalk)
(is that a fridge I see in the kitchen?)
I emailed “Mari” right away, saw it that day, was thrilled that it was in this quiet subdivision blessed with a pool, a walking bridge over Brushy Creek, a small lake w/white crane-like birds & winding trails all around it, at the entrance.
Two story? Yeah, but it was cool. More exercise, right? And YES, that is a side-by-side fridge in the kitchen w/water & ice in the door. And YES, they even kept their modern washer & dryer in the laundry room for us to use. The owners are selling all kinds of furnishings /decor (we think it’s cause it reminds them of his ex-wife), & they’re giving us 1st dibs…at an unbelievable discount ~ like, over 75% off their retail value. We are getting a whole nearly-new, gorgeous master bedroom suite in cherry wood, a cushy couch & chair, dining room table & chairs & wall decor….all for very little. We needed it too, b/c moving our stuff from 1250 sqr ft into 2200 sqr ft would have left a ton of elbow room!
God is listening, leading and providing not just what we’ve asked for, but threw in all these extras. He’s definitely winking at us. I am floored at his generosity. He is the giver of all good things. We can’t wait to move in – just a couple weeks to go! Glory to God.
Yea! God is SO faithful! Congratulations on finding a new home! Let us know if you need help moving!
Great news! Thank you Lord Jesus.
Your trip to the bat bridge sounded like fun. You should take your mom when she comes in a couple of weeks. (she loves bats).
Love you all.
I can’t believe you got a 2200 sf house for $1100.00!!!! And the location w/all amenities sounds wonderful – how great for the kids! You really fell into it, huh? Can’t wait to see it!
I know, it’s amazing huh?! We’ll have a house-warming party after we move in – maybe – if Rick feels comfortable w/that 🙂 But you’ll be welcome to come by whenever ~ just call to make sure we’re there!