29 March 2011
I know, some of you may be wondering why we haven't moved into a new home or maybe you didn't even know we were in transition.
To clear that up a bit, the home we were previously renting had to be vacated due to the owners needing to move back in. It was an understandable circumstance on their behalf and we have no hard feelings toward them. The timing of the move, however, did come at a very inconvenient time: right after Christmas and right before Vince was leaving on a trip overseas. And we couldn't find anything to rent. Not ideal, I know.
So we decided to store our belongings, only keeping out what we would need for a few weeks, and move in with my parents until Vince's return from his trip while trying to line up a place to move into when Vince returned.
Well, that trip didn't happen. It was a trip to Egypt and the day he was scheduled to leave was the day everything blew up over there. So...that was postponed and will hopefully be rescheduled later this year (after Egypt's elections).
Right at that same time Vince began a 6 week long interview process that looked as though it was a big green light to move out of state. So we postponed finding a house once again since we didn't want to move to a place here and then turn around and move to another state. But when it came down to it, things just didn't work out.
So 8 weeks into staying with my parents~5 more weeks than we had planned~we decided we were staying in this area indefinitely and we went house-hunting. And we found one the first day we looked! To our knowledge it had just gone up for rent~the owners are moving into a new home that they're building~and it's really perfect for us. I'm pretty excited about it!
We're not experienced renters. In fact, this is only our 2nd time to rent a home (we've owned 3 homes and look forward to owning again one day), but right now that is what we need to do so I am so thankful to find just the right place for our family to live.
It's a cottage-style home about 50 years old, in a great centrally-located neighborhood, close to a park, has an adorable fish pond in the backyard....and did I mention that there's a treehouse? Oh, yeah! That was the selling..er..renting point for us! The kiddos are so excited~and we had actually promised to build them a treehouse at our next house. Can you believe that?! I really think God was saving this house for us. I can't wait to show you pictures of it!
Anyway, I am relieved beyond words to know that we'll be getting settled again. We start moving this weekend! I just had to share that with you because you all have been so encouraging to me! Thanks again so much for your uplifting comments, your prayers and thoughts for us!