But the old saying is true: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait.
And for the record, we almost missed this one.
I have been very anxious to get settled here in our new town. I think that is my womans heart. For 12 years I have been the keeper of our home, and it has been my work to provide a comfortable and peaceful place for my family and those who visit our home. Being a homemaker is what I always desired to do!
So it has been hard to not be settled into our own home. The arrangements in my parents home have been very comfortable, but since my life's work requires a home of our own, i have been chomping at the bit to find one.
Of course, it has been hard since the NC house has not sold, and I had been discouraged at the prospects here in our new city. The market is considerably different here!
But this weekend some long time friends of my Mom and Dad decided to sell an investment property they had inherited, and thus starts the story of our new home.
The Mister and I bought a new house in the desert last Saturday, and in the interest of not announcing this good news before the proper time I have waited to post it on the old blog.
We are so excited because the home is perfect for our family of four. It has plenty of room for living and entertaining. It is close to family, and it is being completely redone, inside and out!
The sellers are being unbelievably generous and as a result we are completely repainting the inside and out and are pulling out old carpet and tile and replacing it with new stuff. We are also replacing counter tops in the kitchen. My heart is beating faster as I type!
So I have been very busy this week trying to pick out colors and, for all intensive purposes, make choices (in 5 days) for getting an entire home redecorated. But Oh! it has been so much fun!
You cannot imagine how grateful I feel at this time.
One of the verses I have clung to in the last few weeks is:
I wish I could say that I waited patiently, without whining or complaint, but I am glad that we were protected in the last month, especially as we tried very hard to force the waiting to stop (we made offers on two other houses that fell through).
Are you waiting for something? Hang in there! I know it's hard, but often the waiting is worth it!
La Vida Dulce!
Here are some before pictures...