Wednesday, October 30, 2013
SOLD! and moving on...
I usually consider myself a pretty patient person but man oh man has God tested my patience and shown me how little I actually had over the past year and a half. But through this time, my relationship with Him has grown stronger and I'm thankful for that. I've learned to truly rely on Him and to praise Him in the good times and the bad. And also to take one month at a time instead of trying to plan ahead so far in advance which only increases my anxiety.
So as we close that chapter of our lives, we will be moving on and hopefully making better decisions. Just a couple of weeks ago, I was throwing myself quite the pity party. "Oh woe is me, what are we going to do..." We knew we didn't want to be in the apartment over the holidays because let's face it...it's a little boring and not "home" at all. But there really isn't anything on the market and we don't want to settle the next time we make a huge decision like that plus we have a lot of debt and didn't figure anyone would give us the time of day for a mortgage. Throw in some "I want a baby but we live in a one bedroom apartment and have no other options..." and you've got yourself a good tear-filled night. (Poor Darren lol) The next day, I got a call from my mom saying that her friend had an empty two bedroom, two bathroom condo (almost twice the size of our apartment!) in a nice neighborhood literally 5 minutes from my work and it would cost about the same as what we are paying now. She was going to list it for rent the next day. I think God was saying "see, Melissa....don't doubt me!" So needless to say, we are moving....again :) We've decided to go ahead and rent for a couple of years (possibly). Our next course of action will be to pay down our debt and build up our savings before buying another home. If a baby works it's way into that plan, then it is more than welcome :)
I'm so excited and I feel like this is really where God wants us to be. We can make this place our home for a while until He directs us otherwise. I can't wait to post pictures of my decorating because you KNOW I've already got lots of plans :) I'm actually going to start painting this weekend so I can get it done before we move in. We have to be out of our apartment by Nov. 25....right before Thanksgiving of course but I'm totally ok with that. We'll probably actually be out the week before anyway. I've edited a few of my Italy pictures so I'm excited to get those printed on canvas to display our own art from a memorable trip.