So I've got some news for you, friends! After much, much prayer and consideration of our best interest, Chris and I have decided NOT to buy a house. That's right, we are pulling our offers on both houses and staying put for a while.
I'm not gonna lie, this decision was a very difficult one for both of us, but sometimes the difficult choices are the most rewarding! I was heartbroken when we first decided this, seriously, I cried! But there were a few factors that brought us to this conclusion. The biggest being the job flexibility we have by avoiding a mortgage right now. Chris is desperately wanting a job in his field, but he may have to take a pay cut before he makes more and we want him to be able to do that and us still live comfortably, especially if it will give him satisfaction in what he does for a living. We also want to be able to accept a job that isn't local if the opportunity presents itself. I cannot express the relief we feel! Man, being a grown up is no easy task!
So now we've decided to totally revamp our apartment! We spent the entire weekend cleaning floor to ceiling, a few hours at Ikea getting our home organized and the next few weeks are dedicated to painting a few walls, adding some new touches, getting rid of old stuff on Craig's list and basically making the apartment a place that feels like home again. And not to mention we will be able to get our cars in good working condition and grow our savings in the process! I can't wait to share pictures of the place in a few weeks!
God often answers us in great and unexpected ways. The important thing to remember is to ALWAYS listen! I can't wait to see where He leads us!
A few months ago I said that home was wherever we make it and I have never believed that more!