Cup Half Full: It's Finally Closing Time

Monday, April 23, 2012

We've finally arrived.
Closing time on our new home, today at 1 PM.
We didn't close in time on Friday like we had hoped, but that's okay.
I can't thank you all enough for your prayers!
Even though things didn't happen the way we wanted them to,
we felt a peace about things and were really able to relax.

Joshua got some much needed rest after 10 straight days of work and we enjoyed just spending time together.

A date night to see "The Hunger Games" and grab a late night bite to eat.
(I asked Joshua if he liked it, and his answer: "It sure beats a movie about vampires that sparkle." Bwahahaha!)

A random trip to Home Depot to decide on paint colors.
A sweet night with friends in our living room, holding their 4 week old.

Two, glorious 4 hour (yes, 4 hour!) naps on Saturday and Sunday.
A beautiful message at church and worship that gave me chills.
And a miraculous recovery of a family friend's 2 year old who got bit by a rattlesnake while hiking and who is going to 100% recover.

If you know our story, and everything we've been through over the past couple of years,

you know that this arrival has been a long time coming.
God is so good and faithful.
I remember moments when Joshua and I were living with my in-laws and we wondered when life would ever
"get moving." When would we finally get to be living out our dreams?

It's happening, and it's scary because a part of me got so used to crap after crap
happening that I subconciously don't know how to handle all of this.
At church yesterday, we just held hands and kind of just looked at one another
in awe. God is good, and not only answers our call, but He makes all
things beautiful in His perfect time (Eccl 3:11).

3 things I asked God when we started house hunting:

1.) Close in proximity to the lake where I love to walk Hartley.
2.) A front door, not a side door. A lot of houses in AZ have doors on the side, and I'm not a fan.
3.) A backyard with no neighbors behind it (really hard to find in a track-home community).

All 3 things came true.

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Tranae said...

Ha... your husband sounds like mine when I asked him if he like Hunger Games. I think they are just happy to be getting a break from Edward. :-)

Erin said...

SO exciting!!! Woohoo the Lord is so good, happy for ya girlfriend!

And I love your prayer list about the house - your words "all 3 came true" encourage and touched me - when I was a little girl, my family made a list of things we wanted in a new home, and all of them came true. Reminded me to have faith like I did as a child :) Thanks for encouraging through your words and sharing your story!!

XO happy Monday!

ps - i seem to write mini-novels every time i comment on your posts :/ oops!!

tricia said...

I'm SO excited for you, sweetie! I'm glad you're staying positive even though things haven't worked out like you had planned. I'll be praying for your closing today! HUGS AND LOVE!

Lauren said...

I'm so excited for you! Sounds like you found a wonderful home and I'm excited to see photos of it :) Glad you got to relax this weekend...God IS good.

lauren rebecca

Lauren said...

What a great inspirational post. Thank you. PS. I envy your day out. Looks like a great place to go for a day out on the town!


Trish said...

What a great post! Congrats on your new home! How often do you do the 1/2 full link up? I'd love to be a part of it :)

Ruthie Hart said...

Isn't life such a beautiful can look and think back to times in your life that were so low or painful and wonder how you ever go past them but then you remember that your faith in the Lord always pulls you through, and not to mention a loving husband and wonderful marriage. It sounds like God had His hands in this weekends plans and wanted you all to rest before this big week! Praying for a smooth closing...start your hand stretches because your hand will cramp after you sign so many documents!!! Cannot wait to see pictures of your gorgeous home!

Jessi said...

SO happy to hear it!! God's timing is always the best, even when we think we know what we need ;) I've learned that one about a hundred times! Can't wait for you guys to get settled in and comfortable in your new home!!

GingerPeachT said...

I just love it when people like you fully stop and realize that God has blessed us with so much. It's deff harder to see that when all our circumstances are crappy. Lol but I'm so happy for you! :-)

Nessa Bixler said...

Hooray for answered prayers!!

Heather @ we.are.the.holdens said...

Woohoo, celebrating with you on your new home heather! And the recovery of the 2 yr old and worship at church, oh, and just all of it. God is so good. happy Monday.:)

Kimberly Bonham said...

Yay! Congrats!
God is amazing :)

Lottie said...

I am so glad it all worked out for you--yey!

And your weekend, although not what you planned, seemed to be exactly what you needed.

Carly said...

I love your meme. I saw it on a friend's blog. Glad to hear that your housing situation has worked out so well. We are in a house that is getting smaller by the day as our little boy reaches one years old, but we bought at the wrong time in the wrong place and can't sell even if we wanted to. Glad that you were able to find something that you love!

Nicole Marie said...

Sounds so exciting! Congrats!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Yay for closing!!! :) Can't blame a guy for liking The Hunger Games more than Twilight!