A couple of years ago, my hubby set out to accomplish his dream of building a house. Soon after we began the building process, the housing market crashed, along with a list of other setbacks. Once we started, though, we had no choice but to continue. What was supposed to take a year, ended up taking 2 years to complete.
Thankfully, though, we were able to finish the house & we moved in last October, just before baby J was born. It's a beautiful home & we've enjoyed living here the past 6 months. But because it took so long to complete, we racked up a lot of debt from building it & so the refinancing didn't go through like we had hoped.
So a couple of months ago, we realized the best thing to do would be to put the house on the market. After a month of trying to keep the house spotless for potential showings (which by the way, is really fun with three boys), yesterday we accepted an offer. If everything goes through, we will be moving at the end of April.
Although the past few years have been tough, with all the work we went through, it was certainly an adventure & we learned so much. We are ready to move on, though, & are looking forward to seeing what new adventures God has in store for us next.
What a blessing it was to find out that the buyer is a pastor's family with 6 kids. God knew all along who we were building this house for even though we oftentimes couldn't see past the day-to-day. But I am learning that we don't need to know all of God's plans... we just need to trust Him and follow Him, one day at a time. He is always faithful & we are resting in His promises.
I'm a Christian stay at home mom to my three boys & a baby girl, trying to balance family life, homeschooling, and all the little things that go along with caring for my family and my home, while serving the Lord.
I don't want to be a tightwad or a spendthrift. I want to be smart. I want to celebrate life, to surround myself with beauty, and to be content in whatever state I am in. I want to manage my finances, to organize my routine, and to use my possessions wisely. I want to budget resources and time, to help others, and to bring glory to God. --- by Cynthia Yates