It’s been a dream for a while now, 2 years in the making to be exact. We’ve kept it quiet for a long time now but today that low whisper is turning into a loud ROAR. The words are echoing in my mind ” It’s official. Like, Officially, Official. WE’RE HOMEOWNERS” and I can’t shake the feelings of excitement if I tried. There’s SO MUCH work to be done. We’ve got boxes on boxes to move from point A to point B, and SO MUCH unpacking to do before we leave for our FIRST VACATION IN THREE YEARS in a week and a half and though I should be swimming in stress and packing tape I can’t help but feel contentment because I know that today, FINALLY, our dream is becoming a reality.
I can’t explain the past few years. There honestly is no way to describe what all has happened or HOW exactly it happened other than to say God’s hands have been ALL over it. We’ve spent the past two years looking at houses, falling in love with houses, and having houses ripped out of our weak little fingers over and over again and I am sure that’s a pretty common story for most. Maybe we were expecting too much, maybe we were trying to settle for something that just wasn’t right. Looking back on all the struggles and tears (YES, there were tears- househunting can do that to you.) caused by this experience I can’t help but feel grateful for each and every NO, each and every “Sorry, not gonna happen” and each and every ” we like it, but….” because now I know every single closed door brought us to this open one.
Since I was a little girl I have DREAMED of living in this area. Each and every step of the buying process (offers and counter offers, home inspections, appraisals, loan approvals) have all gone SO SMOOTHLY for us. I honestly feel as though God picked this house and placed it in our hands and said “It’s yours, take care of it” and I am SO grateful for that. We’ve got a long road ahead of us, but it’s so nice to know that step one is finally done with. It’s Officially, Official!
Be on the lookout! Lot’s of photos of our new house to come, some tips on packing, and a whole new adventure for the Atkinson’s! But first! We made a sweet little video to announce our big news which you can see below!