After a year of being on the market, we have a contract on our Kansas house. The inspection is complete and we have some repairs that need to be done, most are minor and due to the house sitting for empty for a year. We are so thankful to everyone back home who mowed our lawn, picked up branches, flushed toilets, cleaned floors, and dripped faucets when it got really cold.
We had taken the house off the market to replace the roof and get it back on for the spring. Our realtor, who we love, contacted us last week with an offer. We have had so many showings over the last year. I don’t even know how many. We considered renting, giving up that our house would sell in this market and then when it’s not even on the market, we get an offer, one that we would have taken last spring.
Selling this home has been really difficult for me. This came to a great surprise to me, since I hadn’t even painted anything until we put it on the market. Darrel and I walked into that house and both immediately knew it was ours and a few weeks later we celebrated Noah turning 4 and brought baby Lily home from the hospital. We cacooned with Jude in that house for the first 6 months he was home. We’ve had so many good times with friends and family in that house and for 10 years we called it home. I would not be selling this house except to come into ministry. I loved it. It was so hard to hear of all the people who walked through and didn’t find it as amazing as I do. I asked God, “why would you ask me to move and then not provide a buyer?” I struggled. Darrel took care of all the house issues, all the realtor walk throughs, all the negotiating, all the paperwork. I just couldn’t do it.
Now that things appear to be coming together, I am sorting through my emotions and mostly I am feeling relieved. I know that my family is where we are suppose to be, walking with individuals and families to help them find where God is leading them and working with the poor here in OKC.
I still love “my” house and we miss our friends and family dearly but it’s so good to know that we are where we are suppose to be. Please continue to cover our house in your prayers, if everything goes well closing will be May 1st.