Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The House Hunting Experience.

Looking for a house was stressful because every time we fell in love with a house and were about to make an offer, the house would go pending. ARGH! Remember the Dawson's Creek house? Well the day we were scheduled to see it ended up being a day I had to work late so we had to rescheduled. The next day we found the house had sold. Seriously?!
Some of our friends had started to look at houses at the same time we did (a month ago) and are now closing on houses. It was discouraging. Why weren't we finding a house? Why were houses going so quickly?
We were feeling rushed and a bit frustrated. Then this job opportunity presented itself and it was just too good to pass it up. The only problem is the job is quite the commute. After some discussion (and prayer, of course) we have decided to target an entirely new city for our house hunt. I think I'm starting to see a glimpse of God's plan and maybe understanding why we weren't finding a house in the previous cities we were looking.
All that to say, it's a fresh start in a new city that starts today!

28 comments:

Elli Davis said...

The Dawson Creek House looks really nice. However it almost looks like the destiny didn't want you to buy the house. I understand your frustration with neverending house seeking. You can check my website http://ellidavis.com and maybe you'll find some house you like.

Gwen said...

Yep. God has a totally different plan for you than expected. Keep your chin up girl. Now that the path is starting to be revealed I bet you are closing on your dream home soon. :) XOXO

Mrs. Lopez said...

Hi im a new follower and just wanted to say house hunting is very stressfull. Everything happens for a reason. Hopefully you will find something soon!

Mary Michal said...

God is so good!! It's amazing how his plan always seems to fall into place and make sense. Congrats on the new job opportunity!!

Charbelle said...

Isn't it cool when you see His hand at work! You're feeling frustrated and overwhelmed and then suddenly everything changes and it makes sense.

carrie1 said...

Patience young padawan! Something will come along soon. Just means those house aren't perfect for you and Garth.

Supermanslady said...

Praying things go awesome at your new job AND that you find the perfect place for you guys. :-)

Hillary (First Yr Wife) said...

Eek, that scares me a tad because we're planning on looking at houses in a few months and I'm so impatient! But I definitely believe God has a plan and leads us to it for a reason. I bet you'll find the perfect home in no time in the new city!

Kt said...

I hope it all works out for you - have faith!

Jules said...

It's kind of funny how things like that work out. I have faith that you and Garth will find a home in this new city.

Jen Caputo said...

What a relief that you didn't make any rush decisions! Everything is starting to fall into place for you guys - I'm so excited for you!

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

we saw the same thing happen, my friend. God protects, leads and directs -- and despite it being frustrating at times, He's in control. I'm happy you're targeting a new city! Here's to happy house-hunting!

Mrs. Lukie said...

Our God is an awesome God, isn't He? It just amazes me how He knows all that is currently, and is to come in the future--yet we sit here and want to know "When, God?" and "Why not, God?" I just imagine Him sitting on His throne, smiling and saying, "My child, just wait! Have patience! I am the author and finisher, my plan is good!"

I'm just sure things will fall into place very soon now, for you and Garth. Hang in there and best of luck on your new job!

5th Belle Avenue said...

That's so exciting!! I love fresh starts in new cities. SO cool to see how God has been having you wait for what is going to be the absolute BEST - can't wait to see what it is!

Lauren Kelly said...

This is awesome, Lindsey! See how God’s timing is everything!!!!! I so can’t wait to see you find that dream house!!! :)

Anne said...

God's faithfulness is so awesome! He'll lead you to just the perfect spot!

Alee said...

Exciting! I know this will work out well for you!

Domestically Deficient said...

Smart not to rush into a house. Something perfect will come along and when it does, you'll know. Good luck!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

God works in mysterious ways! We put our condo on the market in Sepetember hoping to build our dream home as soon as it sold. Six months later it was still on the market and our contract to build lapsed. We started looking at exisiting homes in the same area...still waiting to sell. That May we decided to move to Kansas City. Had the condo sold right away and we built our house we would have never even considered the move!

Jules said...

He always has a plan and we just don't understand it sometimes. It always reminds me of the Garth Brooks song: Unanswered Prayers.

Melissa said...

I love how God works in situations like that!

"You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand." John 13:7

Jessica said...

How exciting!! God's timing is always perfect and so is His plan :-)

Shanny said...

Awesome how God just knows what he is doing, isnt' it? Good luck with this new city =)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Yay! It's so true when house hunting, that what's meant to be will work out. We put bids on two houses that we didn't get when we were looking for our house. Now, I look at those houses and think, thank goodness. Good luck!

Kassie said...

God does have a plan for you two! Isn't it crazy when you see how things turn out, after worrying about why something isn't happening? It's because He's got something else in store! :)

Lil' Woman said...

There is obviously something much better out there...good luck girl!!

AmyT said...

"YOUR" house is out there....it will pop up when you least expect it!

sanjeet said...

Congrats on the new job opportunity!!
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