Family Happenings

My Year of Jubilee

We’ve had a somewhat eventful week. You know that vehicle I mentioned last week? Well, it went out the window. I am completely fine with it too. Why? We may be buying a house! In a way, it’s bittersweet. There are several foreclosures and I feel for those that have lost their homes. It almost makes me feel guilty to go in and buy one. This week has been a whirlwind for me.

It started Sunday night as I was doing dishes. I could hear the TV from the living room and Joel Osteen was on. I had never listened to him before, but I feel as if it was meant to be. He was talking about how we think things are always far off. We are always thinking another 5 years or 10 years, and this or that will change. For instance, Justin & I had thought it would be at least another 2 years before we’d be able to buy a house. His message was that you do not have to wait 10 or 20 years to be blessed. This is your year. As I thought about this and thought about where we are in our lives, it hit me. If we will just put it in His hands, He will deliver. Not on our watch, but on His. I prayed Sunday night and I told God that I trusted Him and I knew that He had plans for our family.

I get updates from a local realty company. They send me only houses in our price range. Tuesday night, I received an e-mail with a house just a few miles away. I e-mailed the realtor and told her we would love to view it. We met her Wednesday and were amazed. It is great shape to be a foreclosure and has all appliances. We plan to redo the walls, which is simple for us because Justin does drywall. We also plan to install all new flooring. Of course, this is if we get it.

As I was standing behind Lynn, the realtor, waiting on her to open the lock box, I glanced at the front door. Where the door knocker (for lack of better word) should have been, there was a small plaque and it read “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” You can’t tell me this is just a coincidence. If we get this house, that plaque will stay and that quote will also be on at least one of my walls.

I keep saying if, but I’ll admit, my hopes are in the sky. I have tried to keep a level head and not get overly excited, but everything in me feels like this is it. If this isn’t it, I will be a bit disappointed, but that only means there is something better out there for us.

If you made it through this post, I thank you!

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