For the first time when making a big decision, I could come up with no Plan B. As I prayed for this house, I kept thinking, that yes, this was the best thing for us. But I felt a little guilty...what made me deserve such a nice house or such a bargain price? I know how much we have struggled and sacrificed to go to school and I also know that hard things are expected of people many, many times. I was totally prepared to do something else, or just make the best of our two-bedroom situation.
However, I felt that I should keep praying for it, and I did. And even though each week it was supposed to happen it didn't, I just kept praying. Call it dumb or faith :). Anyway, finally....Thursday, Jan 12, they told us they were trying to get us in to close the next day.
Yay, yay, YAY. After waiting 1/2 a year to figure out our housing situation there was light at the end of the tunnel.
In fact, at 3 pm on Friday the 13th of January, we signed the papers and it was ours (to pay on :). We ceremoniously pulled the girls out of school early and the whole family went to the closing. That was a little chaotic, but I wanted to do it since we'd all been together at the first showing.
This is definitely our families home.