From the start of the whole Uganda journey, we have been asking for God’s guidance with all our decisions including those about our home here in Hays. I specifically prayed that if God wanted us to sell our home, that He would have someone walk up and offer to buy it. But, we were feeling pretty good about the idea of renting out our home. So we proceeded in that direction by contacting a rental company. It seemed like it was taking a while to get the paper work completed, and the few leads we had on renters weren’t quite working out. So, on Sunday night, Nick and I sat down together and prayed again about selling versus renting and asked that God would bring us a buyer if He wanted us to sell.
The next day, Monday, while I was at Washington School, Cindy, a coworker walked up to me. We discussed work stuff for a few moments. Then she looked straight in my eyes and said,
“Would you consider selling your house?” She looked as surprised as I was! I told her, “Well, honestly, we had been planning to rent it out, but I have been praying that God would send us a buyer if He wanted to sell it.” With tears in her eyes, Cindy said “and I’ve been praying that He would find us the right house. We have been looking, but nothing we have looked at felt right. I didn’t even plan to ask you this; it kind of just slipped out when I saw you!” We discussed details and it all seemed supernaturally perfect! (I had that feeling again- the one I had back in November when we joked about the 4 of us going to Uganda.)
Cindy and her two awesome kids came over that night and loved our home! (I will be honest, the walk-though was a little tough for me. They were so excited about the back yard, adorable paint colors, laundry room, and herb garden. I love those things about my house, too!) They even started making a list of furniture they would like to buy from us- Nick is excited because that means less to move/store/sell!
Last night, the whole family (including husband this time) came back to take a look, and a verbal agreement was made this morning! So, here we go! Bring on the paperwork, lawyers, and contracts! Hooray for not being landlords from across the world! Hello, freedom from our mortgage!
I’ve never really gotten too attached to a house before. I know it is the people inside that count. This house holds a lot of special memories. It is not fancy or new, but we like it a lot. Leaving it wasn’t on my list of plans…but neither was moving to Uganda.
So, God, here you go! Thank you for letting us live in this home for the past few years! Thank you for blessing us with enough rooms for our foster kids, a peaceful place for our babies, a beautiful backyard for birthday parties, and so much more. You have provided shelter for my family, and I know you will continue to do so. Thank you for making your plan clear and precise! Please make all the details go smoothly from here on out. We give everything to You knowing that Your plans for Your Kingdom are what matter. Thank you for involving us and using us.