SOLD! It’s official, our little house sold and we closed with all the paperwork on Friday! This was not our plan to sell our house, to look for another house or to move for that matter, but it was God’s plan! We even had plans in the works to remodel our upstairs, but we kept pausing because it didn’t feel right. We thought we’d likely only be in this home a few years and we found ourselves asking, “what are we building into?” Within a few days of deciding to stop the remodel plans, we found our new home.
We weren’t sure what God wanted, did he want us to move, was this the right house? We kept praying for peace and for doors to continue to open, we kept, asking, seeking and knocking. God moved beyond what we could’ve asked.
We ended up getting an offer before our house was officially listed but we felt we needed to wait. We listed our house and had so much interest, but within a few days that same buyer came back with a higher offer, and our house was sold before we even had our new home under contract. Little by little His plan has continued to unfold, as we kept knocking, He kept opening doors and giving us peace that surpasses understanding. This all started in February, we closed on the sale of our house Friday and we close on our new home this week. God has taught us a lot about surrender to His plans & His will, but we are praising Him for this next chapter!
Corey had lived in this home for 5 years and I joined him a little over a year ago after we got married. It was such a special place for us. This was the Home we lived in during our first year of marriage, building our life together in Lima, opening our home for dinners, coffee chats, bible study, and where I had my first garden. A home filled with memories, prayer, and lots of love.
•Early on Corey remodeled the whole kitchen with his parents, pulled up carpet to discover original hardwood floors, removed wallpaper, painted and had a new roof added.
•In the last year, together we remodeled our main bathroom, re-painted almost the whole first floor, Installed new blinds on the front of the house, added a new garage door, and gave it a whole lot of decor updates
I can still remember pulling up to this house for the first time when I made a day trip to Lima. We sat on his couch (that was in front of - with the back towards - the fireplace), we shared our hearts and talked about what a courtship would look like... so serious I know. I still remember him walking me to my car with an umbrella that night as it down-poured after my first dinner at The Met. I remember seeing the character and charm in the home and praying where God might lead this new relationship, maybe one day with me to Lima... and less than a year later it did as we got married in 10 months!
It was bittersweet but it felt so good to say goodbye knowing what God has for us next! We thank God for this Home and the way he covered us while living there!