Tuesday, October 23, 2012

bittersweet.

 "God's timing never seems to be as quick as mine, but He is so good & always faithful-just on a different timetable than my impatient heart." 
-Sally Clarkson

Sunday afternoon, we were able to breathe a HUGE sigh of relief around these parts...


We (FINALLY) got the call from our realtor that an offer had been made on our house

The first words out of my mouth were "THANK YOU JESUS!"

It was a pretty good offer, all things considered.

I woke up this morning feeling as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.

We still have to pay another 1-2 months on our house, which won't be fun, but there is a light at the end of the long, dark, winding, scary, nerve-wrecking tunnel.

Needless to say, this event is bittersweet for me.

I am thankful that we won't be paying two mortgages forever, 
but am really sad having to finally let that house go (can you tell I get emotionally attached waaaay too easily?)

That house was our first big purchase together...our first house as a married couple.  

I thought leaving our apartment was hard...

 This has been harder.

Much harder.

Maybe it's the fact that we lived there longer.

...or that we put way more time and energy into it.

...or that we brought our first born home in this house.

 
Maybe it's the fact that we had INCREDIBLE neighbors next to us and across the street from us.  
It was like a block party outside every night (or on the nice nights, anyway...)
 
...or that we had a nice backyard that we could use for bbq's, countless games of bags (or "cornhole"), or just a spot to enjoy the nice weather.

 
 SO many memories were made in that house in the 3 years we lived there. 

It's bittersweet, 
knowing we are now going to part ways. 

Forever. 
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6 comments:

  1. While we're still in the first house we've bought (not even 2 years ago!), I totally identify. Leaving our first, and second, and third apartments was hard -- And each move got harder!

    Sending a big hug your way as you make this transition. God is good, and His plan is perfect!

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  2. You are soo sweet! Thanks, friend, that means so much. I think it's even harder because that's the house we brought James home to. :( Don't get me wrong, though, I'm SO thankful for the answered prayer! :). You are spot on...God is so good and His plan is the best plan!

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  3. Great post! So glad to have you guys in our community, but can totally relate to this. We moved back down from Des Moines after our first was born and left behind a ton of great friends. I didn't even know you had a blog until I saw this on facebook! No wonder you and my sister because such fast friends, you two seem cut from the same cloth:) Have a great day!

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  4. Aww, thanks, Peggy! I didn't realize you had lived in Des Moines! So you can definitely relate...
    On another note, I absolutely adore your sister. I think we all need to get together sometime and have a crafting party or something. :)

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  5. such a sweet post, i can def identify!

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  6. Aww, thank you, Tracy! It's so hard, but life must continue on, and God has a great plan for us. :). Thanks for stopping by!

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