We put a new offer on a new house Tuesday morning and now today, Friday, we are approved at our "low-ball" offer as Ryan would put it. So grateful for this step of progress!! Our closing date is September 23 if all goes smoothly...
There is a scheduled inspection Sunday morning; should it go well (pray for it!!) we have plans to spend September ripping up orange shag carpet, painting the walls, ripping off hilarious kitchen wallpaper, replacing 1970's light fixtures, and putting in hard wood floors. Woo hoo!!
Through these last 3.5 months of house shopping and several major disappointments we have learned two things especially:
1) To hold material possessions VERY loosely. Every time we move, and it will be 3 times in 8 months, we have had to sell or donate items. It has taught us both how little we really need and just how much we have been given.
2) We've also learned how much we are really meant to hope in Jesus. We will be let down by the world, by mortgage companies, banks, promises, and people. But Jesus stands firm in our lives-even through something like house shopping. Dang He is good to us. As He INCREASES we only hope to decrease (John 3:30)
That covers it for now! We'll be back with official news the moment Ryan dies of heart attack when our mortgage lender drains our bank account for the down payment :)
1 Timothy 4:10