But today, a cloud that has been looming over us for about two years has shone a bit of sunshine behind it. And by a bit, I mean a lot a bit. I've been excited and smiling all afternoon. I've been hoping and praying for this for a long time.
And what is so wonderful you ask? Two years ago we gutted a house. We poured money into it and made it look great. It sat on the market for 10 months as we watched home prices plummet. All that work. Ugh. We finally rented it out a year ago. To stop the bleeding. Our renters are buying another house and moving in a few weeks. Yesterday, my dad listed the home. We were hoping that someone will want to buy while the tax credit is still going on (deadline is the end of April). Praying that selling won't be painful this time. Dreading an extra house payment. Really wanting a golden buyer.
Today I picked up the sign to post on the house. Went to the grocery store. And got a phone call in the produce aisle. I didn't think it'd happen so soon. Someone is interested. Can they come by this afternoon? I arranged it with the tenant. The buyer loved it. Her mom lives nearby. She submitted her offer this evening.
What an amazing tender mercy of the Lord. Seriously. This doesn't happen like this. Did I mention that it was a full price offer? Yay! Ha! Take that lousy economy and housing market! I am really so pleased. Now all we have to do is close the deal. I am praying for NO hiccups. And that can happen, right?! Because really the Lord wants our lives to be a little simpler. A little more debt-free. And a lot more manageable....to prepare us for the next time a raincloud comes our way. For now, we've got a sun break and silver lining. I am so grateful.