we officially have a contract on the selling of our first home!i dreamed of this day for months and what it would feel like to hear those 4 words, "we have an offer!" it was on the market for one day shy of 7 months...or what may as well had been an eternity. and just as we dreamed, it was a pretty great feeling!
after taking a HUGE step of faith last thursday, we lowered the price pretty drastically (for us) in order to be in a new price search bracket. on sunday evening, our realtor called saying we had 2 showings on monday, but then we didn't hear anything back until tuesday (from one of the showings). and it was a no.
on wednesday, we had a realtor come look at it to preview it for an out of town buyer. he said that we could probably expect an offer come thursday we also heard back that the other people who had seen it on monday were pretty interested. all of this happened at 9:30 wednesday night :)
i was FINALLY able to fall asleep, only to be woken up by canon crying with a stuffy nose at 5 that morning. after lane had gotten canon back to bed, he came in and said "we got an offer from the out of towners." apparently an offer came in around midnight...and it was a really good one. at first, i was really excited, and then i realized i wasn't going to be able to fall back to sleep. so i made notes and crunched numbers :)
we not-so-patiently waited for 8:00 so we could call our realtor back. we countered back with only one small change. mid-morning, we got a text saying that the buyer's were great with the counter and we were ready to sign a contract. it was a whirlwind, but so exciting!!
now we just get to wait...and pray! our closing isn't for 6 weeks and they still have the next 1.5 weeks to change their minds, but it feels like a really good fit. it's hard to not get too worked up about it just in case it doesn't work out, but we're also so very thankful for this blessing. it's definitely spunked us up!
one thing remains true, god has been and will be SO faithful to us through this whole process. it has been amazing to fully rely on him and trust his heart. whenever we would get discouraged or feel ungrateful, we would just look at the way he had provided for our family to be together during this time and it quickly changed our outlook. and nana?! SO full of kindness to share her space with us. we are forever indebted to her!
we won't be looking for a new place right away. nana has graciously extended her offer for us to stay with her for a bit longer. we are about to be gone for a total of 6 weeks over the summer with lane's new travel schedule. between that and needing to use the next bit of time to payoff some things and save what the selling of the house has depleted, we are grateful for her generosity. she's already decided that we won't be able to move more than a mile away. she's a walker and we will need to see each other often after spending so much time together :)
the chorus of skillet's "more faithful" has been playing in my head over and over the past few days...
You have been more faithful than the morning sun You have been more faithful than knowing the night will come You have been more faithful than the changing of seasons
we'd appreciate your continued prayers through the next 6 weeks. we would LOVE for everything to be finalized before lane leaves for the summer! we are so thankful for all the prayers and concerns for us and the house over the past 7 months. we are extremely blessed by the people god has placed in our lives!