May 11, 2010


"We live longer than our forefathers; but we suffer more from a thousand artificial anxieties and cares. They fatigued only the muscles, we exhaust the finer strength of the nerves." ~Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

*deep breath* Ahh, OK. The past 2 days have been a couple of the most stressful I've had in a long time!

The process of buying a house is a roller coaster. Stress as you're looking at houses, relief when you find one you like, stress while you wait to find out if your offer is accepted, relief when the answer is yes, stress while you have the inspection done and sign the loan applications, relief when all is good and you're in escrow, stress when there are last minute hoops to jump through for your loan, relief when that's taken care of, stress while you wait for escrow to call with the final documents, relief when they do, stress when they think you owe money at closing, relief when it's confirmed that you in fact do not, stress getting through the paperwork and FINALLY relief that it's all done! And there is so much more emotion to it when it's been a long time coming and a lot of things to fall into place to happen. And, AND, more stress is added when your husband is sick at the same time!

I honestly never thought this day would come. How could I have known that a shift in the state of our economy would lend this opportunity for us to afford to buy a house? Who knew that I'd eventually become a full-fledged grown-up and actually WANT this? I sure didn't know! But I do know that everything happens for a reason and in its own time (or in God's time). I know this was meant to be...not before, but right now, right here, this house. I love knowing that. And I will love our home. I think I already do!

Now comes the process of moving. It's gonna be a busy time, but I think this will be the most fun move we've ever done, and should be our last for a long time to come. We always seem to move around June (wonder why that is). But it's great cuz we'll have all summer to get settled in and used to our new surroundings and then jump into next Fall and the new school year.

I am so grateful. For the opportunity to buy and live in a house, that I managed to open myself up to it, for all the support our friends and family show us every day and for great professionals who took good care of us during the process.

"Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights." ~Pauline R. Kezer


  1. I have to thank you soooooo much for your blog and taking the time to say what you're going through, cuz I feel everything you have been going through from my own life.

    Enjoy it all... no matter what....cuz "this is your life"..
    <3 you forever