I haven't posted much about my house on here except to ask for prayers, etc. I didn't want it to sound like I was being ungrateful. We are so blessed. We have lived in this house now for almost 3 years. We had one weekend to find something and this had the space we needed, it was new, and I got to personalize it. We live 3 mins from the brand new elementary school that the girls attend, and I have several neighborhood friends. So then, why would we even want to move? Well, it probably won't make much sense to most people. Ever since we moved in here, we felt like the layout of our home was not *ideal* for what we want *longterm*. I am still VERY thankful for the space, there are just a couple of things I want different. Also, we are praying that this next move will be it for a VERY long time. We put our home on the market at the end of August after much prayer. We got an offer the second day, but it was very low and the couple would not negotiate at all! Since then, it has been slow, slow, slow and I have since had to change realtors. I have struggled along these 8 months wondering why God hasn't answered my prayers when I felt so strongly that this was the direction he was leading me in? I know that his timing is the best. I don't quite know why it hasn't worked out yet, or why I have found FOUR homes now that I have loved and lost during the long wait. My realtor sent me a very nice email on Saturday and she told me all about a personal experience that was very similiar to ours and she strongly encouraged me in the Lord and that HE has the *perfect* family in mind for our home. So to make a long story short, I believe my house is going to sell and I believe that I am going to see God's hand at work in this long process. I can't wait to get on here and give God the glory for the sale!!!!
On a sidenote, the family that I asked you to pray about on Friday has apparently added us to their *short* list of homes they want to see again. He is a doctor and they are in negotiations about his new position. Once that is done, they will come back and look again. Sooooo, they could be the family. I find it funny that the last house we sold was bought by a dr as well! :) Yesterday, a realtor came and previewed the home for a client. She told me on the phone that he had some accessibility issues. I assumed that meant 3 car garage which I DON'T have. Well when she got here, I found out that he is in a wheelchair and has all kind of requirements that have to be met. She was measuring in my bathroom and talking about tearing out the tub and then she saw my laundry room and told me that maybe he could turn half of it into a shower. I was trying to nod my head like I really understood what she was talking about! It was all just alot to comprehend! So, I say all of this to just let you know what has been going on. Please keep us in your prayers! Lord-willing, I will be able to post Part 2 VERY SOON!! ;)