Hi! Summer has started for us, it's been different than I expected. The main difference is that we're in the process of buying a home! It's a little different than I originally expected. But that happens sometimes.
I was telling Hannah the other day (as I've told many folks) that my plans were to have at least six kids and to not buy a home until we retired. Fortunately, God has better plans. I would never exchange my one wonderful, amazing Hannah for six just like her. I love having just one child, it has been beautiful, difficult, rewarding, and much more work than I would have imagined.
I'm hoping home ownership turns out much the same way. Joel and I were both praying about whether or not we should renew our lease that runs out at the end of June. Both of us heard that we should buy. And so now here we are, a week later, working on getting a loan, browsing houses, packing our stuff up. It's not something I ever wanted or planned for myself, but I can tell you from times past that God's plans are a lot better than my own.
We're excited and nervous, hopefully and relying on the gifts of patience and perseverance. Who knew that short time lines can require the gift of patience just as much as long ones?
So if you need me, drop me an email. If you have a house for sale that we can move into by the end of the month, let me know about that, too.