Friday, June 14, 2013

Just what we were dreaming of....

Oh goodness, where to even begin?

So remember how we were having some issues with the house we wanted to purchase and I told you that we had to put our dream of being homeowners on the back burner for the time being?

From the beginning mine and my husband's dream was to own a country home, with at least an acre, and some sort of fireplace or stove.  When we first started looking for homes we quickly realized that there was nothing like that available, so we thought "well, at least let's find a home with a huge back yard".

Hence where that first home came into play.  It wasn't exactly what we wanted, but the back yard was huge and it had that amazing fireplace.

Then things went downhill, the VA threw wrench after wrench into our path culminating in actually denying a loan because my husband is retiring and obviously, does not have another job yet.  That's fine.

It felt like I was fighting God, begging him to please give us that home because it's what we wanted.


No it wasn't, and God knew that so he worked to give us what we DID want.

Are you ready for this????

When it became obvious that we couldn't buy for the moment, I started looking for places to rent, and again, nothing was coming up that caught our eye, I searched and searched and nothing....and then a few days ago, I clicked on a link I hadn't before, just as a last ditch effort to find a place.

And there it was, a quick phone call, application in, quick reply, papers signed and we have a home, and even better, it was EVERYTHING we were looking for to begin with.

Oh God is wonderful isn't He?

When are we going to learn that when He doesn't give us something, it's not because He doesn't love us, but because it's NOT what is meant for us and it's NOT what we wanted.  He knows our hearts, He knows what we desire.

So let me show you our new home, and best part, we get into town at the end of June and move in July 1st.  PERFECT TIMING.....because that's what God is all about :)

Exterior view

Country home, corner lot, horse property, 1 acre, only 1 neighbor and the rest is BLM land.


Foyer and below is the stairs leading to the top floor with the living room on the left.

Foyer to upstairs

Downstairs from the front entrance


Dining room

Dining room 2

Kitchen with the white cabinets I have always wanted :)

Kitchen 2

Upstairs hallway


Living room

Living and hallway

And another view of the living room

Living room 2

Master bedroom....oh my word :)

Master Bedroom 3

Gas stove

Back yard, storage shed and the Horse Pasture in the distance.

Backyard and pasture




I think the Lord knows us pretty well, don't you???


Victoria Adams said...

have thine own way, Lord, have thine own way; You are the potter, i am the clay...mold me and shape me, after Thy will, while i am waiting, yielded and still.....

OurCrazyFarm said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog today! Your photos are beautiful, and inspirational. Good luck with the new house!

Heather B said...

Fantastic. Absolutely, gloriously, wonderfully fantastic. What great news for you!

collettakay said...

Congrats! I hope all goes well with the move :)


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh my gosh Sandra ~ This is wonderful news. I can't wait to see how you make this house your home. Only a couple of weeks and you'll be moving in putting your own personal stamp on the place.

God is awesome and cares for us deeply.

Love and hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

Elise said...

God is definitely good! What a beautiful firestove in the bedroom. And of course, the white cabinets look great in the kitchen!

Elise said...

I don't think my previous comment posted. oops. What a great home! I love the white cabinets in the kitchen and stove in the bedroom! Have fun decorating :D

Dawn said...

God certainly does have a way of giving us just what we need. The house looks great. I wish you luck with the move and many wonderful memories in your new home.

SmallMomentsBigJoy said...

That is so awesome! Country living is the best! :)

Conny said...

So nice ... and gives me hope that God knows us too and will provide a home for us in Arkansas next month. :)

Mari said...

It's wonderful! And you even have a gorgeous view!

Lulu said...

congrats dear Sandra, its awesome..

Andrea said...

Congrats Sandra! Now you've gotten me wanting to move! I'd love to sit on your deck and enjoy the view and I'd love to have no neighbors close by!!!!! I love the hardwood, and of course the kitchen the best.

Debbie Jones said...

Great house! We had a house with a very similar style and layout and really loved it! What a nice yard and property. I know you will be very happy there because this is where God wants you to be! Have a safe and easy move!

Debby said...

woo hoo, congrats to you and high five to the Lord, as always he nailed it!!

Naomi said...

Oh Sandra I'm sooo pleased for you and your family! It can be so hard to remember sometimes that He always comes through for us. In a smaller way I've been taught this same lesson this month.
I love the look of your new home, it is much how our dream house would be (Except in England for us lol)
Have a wonderful weekend! xxx

Susanne said...

I'm thrilled for you Sandra! Make lots of happy memories there!

Wendi said...

I am so happy for you!

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Mama Boz said...

Is that a fireplace in the master bedroom?! Amazing! Any house that you find, I'm certain you will make into a lovely home! Congratulations :)

Nimmi Kailey said...

Congrats Lovely Sandra.Your place will be blessed with happiness. God never break our faith. He knows us better than ourselves.Always Stay Blessed.I m So much Happy for you.
Love n Hugs

Nimmi Kailey said...

Congratulations Lovely Sandra. May your place ll filled with blessings. God knows us better than ourselves.He knows everything we need or what we 'Want ' and He gives us the Best . what i love abt you is that you have a very content soul.Always Stay Blessed.
xoxo Nimmie from India.

Meghana Nanda said...

cool house.......!

Susan said...

Sandra, I am so happy for you and your family. I know exactly what it's like when your husband retires and you are trying to find a place to live. God has provided you with a beautiful home that will serve you well. I can't wait to see what you do with the kitchen. All that white is just waiting for your creativeness to spice it up! Congrats and sending you lots of thoughts and prayers for a safe and uneventful move!

Renee said...

Congratulations! It's gorgeous!!

Jill said...

Congratulations!! It is so lovely, I wish you many years of happiness and great memories there.


Theresa said...

So happy for you. God is good....all the time.

Kar said...

What a blessing Sandra. Looks like a really great place there. Love how it all worked out. :)