"Where thou art, that is home."
The last time I posted here we had just moved into our little rental home. It was and has been a blessing. But Richard and I began to talk about the fact we were "throwing away" the monthly rental for something that would never be ours.
Last spring I felt compelled to ask Rich to contact our Credit Union to see if in fact we might be able to purchase a home. They said yes and we began to look. We discovered that it is currently a buyers market and rentals are what are crazy. Of course the area we wanted to live (to be near our school) is a desirable location and there were fewer homes available here. Location truly is the big factor in real estate.
We found a home we liked and tried to move forward with it but it didn't work out. Our agent said it was really a weird situation.... and it was. We made an offer on another house and we were outbid. Truthfully, I didn't feel bad about it. And then our agent took us out to see this house. It hadn't been on the market for ten days. We walked in and before we walked out we both knew this was the house. Everything to date has worked out relatively smoothly and much faster than I expected.
Today, when I read those words I wrote a few years ago I thought of how much our lives can change so quickly. My niece, who was living with us, is now toward the end of her college degree in English. Our son is getting ready to do his student teaching in history at FBHS. He will graduate in 2014. Both Richard I now work at SHMS. Richard is seriously considering retiring.
I don't know who will read this. I don't know what you are facing in your life. I can tell you this. God is faithful. He will walk with you through what ever you are facing. You face nothing alone. He is our comforter, encourager, edifier, and exhorter. I have no idea why we are ending up in a house like this.... but you can be assured it will to be His glory.
What has been my constant during the transitions of my life? God. Without Him - I have nothing. He is my hope and life.