So I have been so excited to share with everyone that we are building a new house!!!! We just made all of our final selections (interior and exterior) on Friday and had the lot transfer done, so now we own our little slice of heaven in Texas Township. This has been an ongoing process since May. Everything and I mean everything of this has just been incredibly blessed and Ryan and I feel that God is in every part of this exciting phase.
The builder that we are working with has an incentive program (they actually stopped doing this a bit ago, we just got in) where they will buy your current house from you if you choose to build with them. Yeah, it seems to good to be true, right? Well, we decided to start the process and the builder explained that if any point we felt uncomfortable with things we could end it and that would be that. Remember how I said God was in this? The builder gave us an offer on our house and we felt we just couldn't do it. So we decided to just step back and wait. We prayed and prayed and I even prayed that the builder would come back and offer us a specific number. (Remember God is in this...) A week later they called us and offered us the EXACT amount I had been praying for. Praise the Lord, He is so good!!
I just can't even begin to express how overwhelmed I feel from the outpouring of God's love and grace to us over this house. We have been through so much over the past two years with Ryan's job and the ups and downs of him being gone so much. I'd be lying to say that we didn't struggle in our marriage, in our family and personally in my faith. But my God is FAITHFUL!! "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 I have held that verse so close to my heart and I believe it has become our family's verse that we cling to. No matter what we have to deal with God will continue to be faithful and He will continue to provide and give us hope and a future. This has been such a fun process for Ryan and I to share together. We have enjoyed every moment of it. It has been so smooth and I know it's because God has already paved the way for us. Every item that we had to check off our list to build this house He has taken care of. Praise You Lord!!!
My friends, I cannot wait to be able to invite you all over to our new house. To take what God has blessed us with and use it to share His love with our family and friends. We are just a couple weeks out from breaking ground and then it will be an 8 week build. We will be in this house late October/early November. We took the girls to our lot today and took some pictures. I hope to get over there once a week when the building process starts to take pictures and keep everyone updated. Thank you for all the prayers you have lifted up on our behalf. You are all so dear and wonderful to us!