Tuesday, April 08, 2014

What I told my Grandma

{from a few weeks back*}
At home in my kitchen, calling my Grandma and leaving 
a message on her answering machine...
Hi Grandma, It's Elizabeth... well... [Mr. Husband] and I are going to 
see a condo tomorrow that we both like,
can you pray for us?
A few days later... in my kitchen again... calling and leaving a message...
Hi Grandma, we found out yesterday that our landlord is selling his condo
and we don't want to buy it...
we've been told that we will have a letter from the lawyer soon...
this place will sell fast... so we are seeing the condo we liked 
again tomorrow morning,
can you pray for us about that?
We're thinking of putting in an offer.
A day later, my Grandma is a wonderful busy lady, I left a message again...
Hi Grandma, so we are under contract and just waiting 
for a few things to work out,
it's hard to wait, our landlord's coming with his realtor,
we know it will be any day that we can get our 60 days notice...
keep praying for us... 
Finally I called and she answered.
I told her more about the condo we want to buy,
about the waiting for answers we need,
about wanting attorney review over so no one else can put in an offer,
about how the condo we want has great light, is spacious,
near friends, in the town close to our local church
and is beautiful.
Only missing a garden and kitchen window
but really has everything we need,
we would be so happy there...
A week or so later I got hold of her again,
and realized I forgot to tell her that we were finally done with attorney review,
just waiting for the house inspection.
We were not worried, I told her, it's a fairly new building,
should not have many problems...
We were right, there were no real problems on home inspection...
I am choosing paint chips and doing floor designs for 
furniture placement and figuring out what we need...
We got our 60 days notice of needing to move 
night before we finished attorney review.
We hope to close in early May
and move in late May.
Pray for us!
Mr. Husband and I are going to own a home together,
one that I saw how quickly God gave us,
introducing us to our new home
just a day before we would get word that we would have to
leave our first lovely home...
that Mr. Husband has been renting for over two years.
It's a huge transition to us,
this move to a nearby town, another bed-sitting community of NYC in 
New Jersey.... closer to friends, church and whatever comes next.
Thank God that we 
found more than what we could of hoped for, 
just where we were hoping to land.
*this all took place unbelievably in the space of three weeks time.
We are told that this is normal for where we live!


matushka constantina said...

Hooray! I hope you are very happy in your new place!

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

Why we ever doubt His kind Providence... So happy for you! Enjoy the process of making a new home. :)

GretchenJoanna said...

That's wonderful! Just being closer to church is a huge blessing.

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

What wonderful and truly exciting news! Prayers for all to progress speedily and smoothly!

October Rose said...

Praise God! How exciting, I will keep you in prayer!

Matushka Anna said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you to have your first "new" home together!

Lisa said...

Wow - God will continue to take care of you. :)

Apseed I said...

Wow! Wonderful wonderful news! Very happy for you! I will keep you in my prayers.

Maureen E said...

How exciting! Funnily enough, I haven't commented before because I've been busy looking for a place myself. (Apartment, not house.) I hope everything goes smoothly.