FINALLY! After selling our home back in July and living with relatives for the last 4+ months, we are under contract on THE home! I don't know how many houses we have seen over the last year in this search for a home on unrestricted land, but God has finally opened up this house and we think it is just perfect.
A well-built home that is big enough to grow our family, on nearly 4 acres of land out in the country....yet not so far away that it will feel like we are isolated from civilization! ;) All well within our budget....God is so good! And did I mention that we will have a tractor?? Oh, my husband and son (yes, Ian's latest thing is tractors!) are going to be in heaven!
I have to say that there were many moments when I wondered if God didn't just want us to live with our family, well.....forever. And while it has been a blessing to save money while living with family, we are all ready to get into our own place. Not to mention I was starting to get a bit antsy about not having a home in which to "nest"!
Our closing will put us very near Christmas....so it will be a busy time of the year, not to mention a joyous reason to count our blessings!
In the beginning of 2012, in this post, I wrote about having a hopefulness about the year. I could never have guessed the plans God had in store for us......selling our home, getting pregnant with another little blessing, and finding a home that will allow us to be a little more self-sufficient and which is really a place we feel is going to be a great fit for our family!