Monday, March 03, 2008

The bigger picture....

I got a chance to talk with the owner to find out what was going on. It was a good lesson in not making assumptions about things. The other family contacted him to see the house before we did but we were able to make it there sooner so he went ahead and showed them the house also. The family wanted the house so much that they offered to pay more rent, move in sooner, and pay for the landscaping. This family is in a situation that they need to move before the end of this month and want to live in the area because of work and school. He told us that he felt torn about the situation because he had two really nice families to choose from and didn't want to turn down either of us but only one home. He did say that because he already offered us the home he would keep his word and get the lease to us and let the other family know.

After praying about it and discussing it with Jim we both, after having all the facts, decided that while we wanted this house, the other family needs it more. We have lots of time to look and because I home school we can move to any area we like. We just have more options then this other family. So I called the owner back and let him know that he could go ahead and offer it to the other family first. BUT... If they fall through for any reason we will be the 1st people he calls! ;) So... Kind of bummed to let go of the home but feeling strongly that it was the right thing to do. We are back to the housing search, which I enjoy, and feel confidant that God has something better planned for us!


Becky Hinchley said...

Angela - That is just too bad, but you did the right thing. My husband and I would have done the same in that situation. Like you said, you have time and can move to other districts. I wish you the best in your search!


The Tacheny's said...

awwwwwww what a frustrating time.
We would have done the same thing.
Hang in there, God sees your sacrifice and WILL bless you more than you can inagine or think. :)

Ericka said...

Angela, you and Jim amaze me.
What a great decision. I'm so proud of you guys :)
You guys are the bomb!!!!
Keep us updated, okay, I'll be praying something even BETTER comes along :)

acceptancewithjoy said...

Angela, God will bless your selfless decision. What a great example to set for your kids!

Have fun looking at houses. I secretly have fun being able to get into other peoples homes and look around.