July 9, 2012
Where Are You Staying While You Build Your House?
I feel as though I've answered this question a million times. But the fact that it has been such an incredible God thing keeps me smiling each time I share it!
When we first began thinking about building a new home, one of the biggest obstacles was finding affordable housing for the few months between selling our current home and finishing the next one. This is the third home we've built and the previous two temporary housing details were worked out perfectly. When we built our first home, my husband and I were working full time, so we lived with my parents. It worked out well because we would all leave early in the morning and enjoy dinner together (usually homemade by my mom who happens to be a wonderful cook.) Spoiled rotten. :)
With our second build, we were able to sell and then rent back our house from the buyers.
This time, the Lord provided again! Now that we have 5 people in our family, we knew living with someone else would be too much togetherness. My husband has an amazing aunt and uncle that contacted us when we first put our house on the market. They live about a mile from our house and offered for us to live in their house while we build. They happen to have a gorgeous mountain house and offered to move there while we live in their house here. Am I confusing you yet? ;)
My girls are learning togetherness as they share a room. I think it's great! They will appreciate their new rooms - and space- even more. The home sits deep in the woods of a cute little neighborhood and we love the quiet setting. We even have some unusual neighbors:
God is good!