Little Miss Grace is doing a link up on our favorite blog posts…a throwback Thursday…except it’s a Wednesday…she’s crazy like that. I posted a throw back post earlier today on marriage, being all reminiscent with our recent anniversary and all and when Grace threw out the call I immediately remembered the following post and figured I’d share, because we ALL need some God moments in our lives and tangible moments are just that extra icing on the cake–and I DO love cake!! Hope you enjoy…and then you can take yourself over to Grace’s place and read about other favorite and assorted blog post faves! It’s a rainy evening here and I’m all settled in for some blog reading on my end…enjoy yours as well!
TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009
It is still sinking in and I am quite certain there will be a post or two to follow in regards to THE HOUSE…..here’s the quick version:
6 weeks ago I got a nudge with several affirmations that it might be time to buy our own house. It all seemed completely preposterous to me and far beyond my means, so I gave it up to God. Literally and figuratively. I have told the kids many times, we will go where God wants us to go, when He wants us to go and we will know when.
During our marriage, generally, I have picked out homes, Hubby tagged along and agreed, as a good husband does, and then he took care of everything else, I showed up to sign at closing without a clue of all that took place prior to closing. To do this without him here was a tremendously daunting task. Suffocating and overwhelming. We spoke frequently and he guided me along the way and with the help of good friends, I had outside information and quick access when I had questions. My parents offered unending support and love.
When anxiety hit, I let go and God took over. It was smooth sailing all the way. Ridiculously smooth. Thanks be to God, for I am certain without Him none of this would be possible! Now….that said, I DID wake up at 3 a.m. today in a cold sweat thinking “what the heck did I just do????” and spent the next hour in prayer to release the anxiety. And again all the way to closing. Those prayers sustained me throughout the 3 hour closing while the 7 of us swapped various stories to kill time while waiting on the bank to see how long they could drag it out.
In the end….I have a multitude of keys on my key chain, 2 garage door openers, ecstatic children and a beautiful neighborhood with the promise of our next amazing chapter!
Jasmine around the mailbox….heavenly!
***4 years later…update: It’s still a great neighborhood. We’ve had friends and family stop by, stay over, come for dinner, birthdays, holidays and just to hang out. There have been countless maintenance/upgrades in closets, bathrooms, and various other thingamabobs inside the house and in regards to the pictures I’ve put up with this blog: we’ve repainted the house and trim, the front island got a makeover with stones replacing the wood “curbing”, the swing set hit the curb about 3 years ago, the magnolia tree next to the swing set was cut down due to disease and replaced with an elm in the front yard, the back porch received a super cute makeover (I really need to Pinterest it at some point….), I still love the mural in the kitchen and the jasmine faithfully blooms every spring. God has been gracious and generous and continues to guide us and protect us every step of the way and this house that we call home….is a daily reminder of the fact that God IS good.