the house story did not turn a page
This chapter continues.
Trying to sell your house can be like a
action/drama/horror novel rolled into one.
I don't enjoy it.
But this is the place where we are right now.
It's not like we HAVE to move.
There's not the pressure of a job loss or relocation
adding stress to the process.
We have terrific neighbors and this house is
pretty great, actually.
We just know it's time.
There's this house we've loved for over 15 years.
The owners contacted us when they were ready to sell
because they knew how much we adore it.
This was the instigation.
Right now, it's still available,
but that could change at any time.
And it's beyond our control.
We agreed from the get-go that we wouldn't try to manhandle it-
force it to happen by making foolish decisions
like having two house payments,
or something like that.
if it's meant to be,
it will happen.
And we're aware that it may not happen.
So what if it sells before ours does?
We stay the course.
We do know, regardless of the outcome,
that change is in order.
That much is clear.
So if the "dream house" sells
and that door closes,
we know another will open.
And this is where my trust must lie,
knowing and believing that God is in control of it all.
And I do.
So for now,
I'm just going to continue to bloom where I am planted,
and focus on what is good and true.
In the wise and eloquent words of Ann Voskamp,
"While I may not always feel joy, God asks me to give thanks in all things,
because He knows that the feeling of joy begins
in the action of thanksgiving."
This is the place I want to be,
regardless of where I live.
"We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps."
Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)