On a previous post I had someone ask me about how we came about finding this home. That is a very good question and one I decided to answer in a complete blog post because I want to document this and look back and read it to remind myself how good our God is!
We weren't really planning to sell our first home. We wanted to buy a second home and rent our first home so we were looking at homes that were fairly inexpensive and just a tad bit bigger in size. We began the search and went to look at a couple homes in the same area (near our first home) but nothing really stood out. I've always loved homes in the town that we are living in now (our new home) just by seeing them on my realtor app but it wasn't until we drove around here that we fell in love with the town with it's huge trees and good sized lots. We actually found a house we loved at a price we could afford and we put an offer in and got the process going and then things didn't end up working out with that house. I was super bummed! We decided maybe it wasn't the time for us to move just yet and we stopped looking for a couple days.
Then one day Omar asks me if I want to go for a drive to look at another house. Omar had this house (our new house) saved on his realtor app but we never thought anything of it because it was way out of our price range and the only way we could maybe possibly afford it is if we sold our current house. This house was for sale by owner and was on the market for a while. Well he decided we should go drive by and see it, just to see what it looked like in person. I didn't want to get my hopes up so I didn't really want to go but went anyway. As soon as we entered the neighborhood I fell in love, it felt like we were so far away from everything yet everything was so close by. We drove by some beautiful homes each sitting on 2-3 acres and then we parked in front of this one. Of course I thought it was beautiful but again I didn't want to get my hopes up. As we were driving away Omar decided to call the owner and we were able to see it that weekend. I remember walking through the house that day, we saw tons of potential. It had the exact layout we've been wanting and the big yard we always dreamed of but the only thing holding us back was the price. As Omar and I walked around the back yard....
he said "I really like it, do you like it?"
I said "yes of course I do, but it's too expensive"
he said "let's pray."
There in the back yard holding hands, we bowed our heads and prayed.
Everything after that went smoother than we ever imagined. The owner brought down the price of the home and was willing to wait for us to sell our home. Everything just fell right into place. Not only that but we felt so much peace throughout the process. Something we didn't feel with the first home we were looking to purchase. With that home we felt like we were forcing it and in the end it didn't even work out. It was completely different with this home. Not only was the buying process smooth but the selling of our first home as well. We feel extremely thankful and overwhelmed with God's goodness!
Our plans were not God's plans and I am thankful for that because His plans were much better and greater for us than we imagined! Thank you Lord!