Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Questions and more questions

It seems like we are always waiting......anticipating......something. For months we waited to hear about the house we bid on (the third one). We had begun looking at houses again in case we didn't get it when we heard that the bank had foreclosed instead of taking our offer...not sure why. So, we decided to make yet another offer on a 4th house that truly seemed to fit our needs and wants. It needs a bit of work, but is almost $100, 000 less than the other so would be affordable to repair and fix up. However, we waited, and waited, and waited some more...a couple of weeks, rather than the 72 hours we were told it would be. Amidst all this, we talked about things....would we get it, why have we bid on four homes and still haven't gotten any, is there some bigger, better plan we don't know about yet? Plus our landlord was getting impatient to find out if we were renewing our lease, and wanted a year-long one. After waiting and not hearing, we told him last Wednesday that we will renew but he still has not brought the paperwork. Yesterday, our realtor called and said the owner of the house counter-offered but also indicated that he would probably take our offer anyway. What?! We just aren't sure what is going on. Why would that happen when we had made peace with our decision to stay in the rental? We took yesterday to talk and pray about it all, and decided that we are going to stay in the rental. There are just too many things going on right now for us to feel comfortable purchasing a home here right now...things that are unclear and have popped up quite recently. We're okay with that, but still wondering "why". We know God has great things in store for us. He always does. It's difficult to wait and see. Prayers are requested, just in general, that we can make whatever decisions are necessary regarding all the 'stuff' and that we will know His will and His plan. Thank you so much. We love each and every one of you and appreciate your efforts on our behalf. ;)

3 comments:

really.truly said...

Well, you know I understand ;) Crazy days, huh?! Of course I will be praying.

It's that not knowing that makes those decisions hard. Renting(for us)brings more peace than purchasing right now. My financial advisor brother told us that unless we were going to stay in the home for a few years...we would lose money by purchasing. Soemthing about percentages and ratios...taxes and such. It's hard renting, but may be the best financial decision(though my realtor keeps trying to persuade me otherwise-LOL!).
I bet you feel like a weight is off your shoulders!

Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

Yes, I know you do! ;)

We came to the same conclusion. Our realtor is also really wanting us to buy...and he HAS put a lot of time into helping us. We so appreciate it but we can't buy a house we aren't sure about just so we won't feel bad or just to give him a commission....no matter how well-earned. :{ A weight off? Yes...now we can stop worrying about that part and continue to wonder about all the rest. LOL :)