Our home has been on the market for since the very end of March. We were fortunate to get a contract within six weeks. During this time, we found another home and paid for inspections and appraisals. Within a week of our close date we were told there would be a delay for two weeks. One week later we found out the our house would not close.
We lost the money we spent on our would be home. We lost the dreams and plans we envisioned for the new house. And quite frankly, I think we lost our fight. It’s now been five months since our home has been on the market. Five months of endless cleaning, strangers walking through our home and never calling to give feedback, and fretting over little dings on walls. I’m tired.
The house we wanted in our new location sold. There are not many homes on the market that meet our wants and wishes. And we’re still waiting for a buyer for this house. My kids feel in limbo and so do I. The season of wait is not my favorite. I am learning during this time, so it’s not been all bad, but man, I am ready to move.
The new area we will move to is about 40 minutes from our current location. I know that is where God is sending us in our next season of life. Even though we are not in our new city, I have felt that I am still to walk out God’s plan, though it really doesn’t make sense. For example, I attend and serve at church in the new city, getting my girl connected with other teens, looking for groups for my boy, and will attend a weekly bible study. I truly know that God is teaching me hard things during this path to his plan. I am learning some, forgetting them, and having to learn them all over again.
Though I stink at wait, I am thankful. Before we listed our home we walked through as a family and prayed. We prayed for God to send the next buyer and that His love would be felt in our home. We prayed that our home would be blessing and not a financial burden for the next owner. God honored that prayer because we did not close due to financial issues. When we were told the closing wouldn’t happen, we had this crazy peace. For that, I am thankful.
I know that we will move. I know that this is God’s plan and nothing I can do will rush it along. I know that once I move and look back I will be ever thankful for this time. I know that our future will be so that we can give more to others and serve our community. I know He has plans that are good. I know that and for now I wait.