I am truly in love with my house. Anytime I tell my story of how we were able to get this house, I still get chills. You see, the Lord gave us this house, and to this day, I love everything about it. We work on it, and make it our own everytime we change something, but if I couldn't change anything, I still love it. Now my story......
About 8 years ago, me and my husband and our 5 children were renting a 3 bedroom house. We were running out of room because our kids were BIG kids now....4 were teenagers.....anyway, we started praying for a house. One that would be perfect for us. There were several things I really wanted, which was a fireplace, a kitchen island, and plenty of room for the kids.
I prayed every night, and I asked specifically for what I would like....the Lord said to ask, right?....so, a friend told us about a house that her cousin had that was available. It was a foreclosure, so we started checking into it. To try to make this story a little shorter, we put in a bid. I really didn't worry about it because the Lord told me this was the one. When we looked at it, it had the fireplace, the kitchen island, and rooms for the kids. It also had a patio, which I wanted, but didn't pray for because I didn't want to be greedy.
The first bid fell through because it changed hands on who was selling it. So we had to put in another bid. We did and waited again. I had become very patient at this time, because I just knew it was ours. Well, about a month later, we get the call......someone outbid us. I was so confused because I knew what I felt and what the Lord had told me. The Real Estate agent told us to start looking again, that we would find the perfect house. So, that day I started driving around looking for houses that would meet our needs and be the perfect house for us. After about 2 hours I couldn't look anymore...I was frustrated and disappointed in what I saw. So on the way home I started praying, I said Lord, I don't understand, I thought I knew what you wanted for us, I don't know what to do, you will have to drop it in our laps.
I go home, unlock the door, the phone is ringing. I answer, it was the Real Estate agent......the other offer fell through......YOU GOT THE HOUSE. All I could do was start crying and saying thank you. The Lord gave us the perfect house.
It's as real today, the feelings of that day...and to know that we are where we are meant to be.