It’s official! We have a signed contract and have a bank picked out where we have been approved for the loan. We are buying a house!!! *eek!* It’s actually a duplex (we will be living in one side and renting out the other to help out with our mortgage payment). We have several things we want to do to our side of the duplex (some remodeling, painting, new floors, some new fixtures, etc.) but we’ll be doing all of that a little at a time as we save the money. In the meantime I thought I’d post a few pictures of the house for the before shots and then as we finish up each room I’ll show the before and after comparison.
I don’t have pictures of the master bedroom/bathroom or of our “multi-purpose room” (purposes still being determined ;)) and bathroom, but I will try to get some and update the post soon.
It needs some work, but we are so excited to finally have a place to call our own! We are so thankful for the ability to be able to do this, and for the way God has worked it all out. The location and the house itself really have been a God-thing. It took us a lot longer to find than I wanted, and I have to admit, I complained about how long it was taking many times. But God knew what He was doing. The timing has worked out much better than it would have if I had been in charge of it, and I have definitely learned patience and gratitude throughout this whole process. My encouragement to you is whatever it is that you are waiting on God for, His timing is perfect. He is seldom early and never late. Lean on Him and look for the things to thank Him for. I know for me, God has been using this as a chance to grow me and stretch me and to teach me how to rely on Him, and in the end, I am incredibly grateful for that.