2011/04/08

In Texas and We Have a Home

We are currently in Texas enjoying the heat of the day and cool of the pool at my mom and dad's home.  Our time here has been such a treat.  We've been able to regain a sense of calm in the midst of all the hubbub of a move.  It's been great to put up my feet as my ankles have tried to turn themselves into Cankles...

Yesterday morning we were offered a Duplex on base housing up in Fort Belvoir, north of Quantico.  We wrestled with the idea and tried to weigh whether or not we could do a Duplex.  We understand a Duplex is a fine place to live, but we don't really want to live in a Duplex and we imagined it would be very difficult with all the children.  Please don't get me wrong, we're not above it.  On a whim we decided to call a rental property south of Quantico located in Fredericksburg.  It's a property I've looked at for 2 months, but didn't ever call or pursue because of the high rent the owners wanted.  Yesterday was different because of the whole duplex thing.  Jake gave them a call and guess what?  The lady he spoke with was out to Costco, with her 6 children whom she homeschool's stocking up on chow.  Jake told her about us, what we could afford for rent and when we would move in.  She told him how there's been a lot of interest in the property, but that the right people hadn't come along yet.  She told Jake what the absolute low is that she and her husband would rent for and it was still 200 above our max.  She asked if she could call her husband and if Jake would also call him.  Apparently between phone calls the wife told her husband that our family was the one they should rent to.  They came down 400 dollars per month so that we could rent from them.  They are moving out soon and we'll be moving in the last week of April.  I can't tell you what shock and humility has been running through my system since hearing this news.  The Lord answered our prayers over and abundantly more than what we prayed for.

The home sits on nearly 4 acres.  There's more than 4500 square feet of living area.  With 6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, having the stomach flu all at once will no longer be a problem. The driveway runs the length of the acreage so the kids can skateboard and ride their bikes without any traffic, except each other.  It's about a half hour commute for Jake, but really that's nothing in comparison to the blessing of this home.  The property sits on a well and septic tank, so that's a set of utilities we won't deal with.  Only electricity.  We are so thankful! Thank you so much for praying for us.  We are humbled once again. Thank you Lord!

8 comments:

Maryn said...

Praise His Name! What a blessing for the rest and relaxation at your parents and the excellent news of a home waiting for you. I know this brings much peace to your heart.

We are very happy for your dear family!

Christy said...

Praise the Lord! It sounds like a more than perfect home! When can we come visit? :)

Gaines Family said...

How awesome! God is so good : )

Appollo Schloss said...

Oh, what wonderful news! My heart leaps for you! Our great provider is so faithful!

Jen and Geoff said...

Christie, I almost cried reading this! What wonderful news! I am so happy for you and your family:)

Claire Higgins said...

WOW! What an amazing place to live! Such fun for all! I am so happy to hear this news. :)

jj said...

I can't tell you how delighted we are for you, dear friend. Would that happen to be a Fredricksburg 30 minute commute???

Keri said...

What a blessing! God's ways are so cool!