Now it’s my turn to tell the rest of the story (almost).
Brian and I bought our first home three years ago. It was small, but it was ours. The Lord graciously provided the perfect amount of money for us to enter the housing market. We fixed up our place and it quickly became a fun little home for our family. We knew, however, that it would be a temporary housing situation since the number of bedrooms would not enable us to grow our family.
At the time we bought, everything on the market was going higher by the day. Those were the years of escalation clauses and multiple contracts. We were so grateful just to get in.
Fast forward a few years and you all know what happened. We watched as the value of our townhouse dropped lower than what we had paid for it. Our wonderful realtor graciously walked us through a process of determining if we should sell. The Lord gave my husband the faith to put that sign up and in two weeks our home was under contract. Wow! The Lord was clearly leading us to move but we didn’t know where.
My mother-law Kaye graciously opened her home to our family. She was so kind to allow us to bring her three energetic grandsons to her beautiful home, and true to her nature, she has served us tirelessly since we moved in. We had a place to stay, but because of the distance from our church and school, it wasn’t a long-term solution.
Then we got one incredible phone call that I will never forget. My parents were finally able to move and they wanted to offer us their home at an amazing price, well below market value. We were simply amazed—not only by their generosity but the Lord’s gracious and kind provision for our family. We went from losing most of our equity to being able to move into a single-family home.
On May 9th we sat across the table from my parents and they transferred ownership of the home I grew up in to us. It was a wonderful day!
So this is an end and a beginning. We are so grateful for the Lord’s provision and my parent’s kindness. I pray that we will continue the legacy of this home by showing hospitality, caring for others and making many wonderful memories as a family.