Friday, January 21, 2011

Oh Ye Of Litte Faith...

To set a bit of a background on the whole house hunting thing - I had been prepping hard!! I had numerous lists of all the characteristics we needed in a house, I knew what we could afford, I knew where I wanted to live, I knew what school I wanted to the kids to go to - I had been praying, fasting and making sure I had paid a full tithe for at least the last 6 months - I wanted to make sure I had all the bases covered. So in my head I was like "Heavenly Father, I am doing all the ground work and leaving the rest up to you, I know you will take care of us."

Being knocked back on the first couple of houses was a little hard to take, but I was still upbeat and we used the time Michael had off work (due to the floods) to do more house the second day we had put in four applications, by the third day we had two rejected - and we found out why.,...apparently my rental reference from the last place I lived in Tassie was highly unfavourable. My past had caught up with me, and the possibility of finding a place was looking very bleak indeed. I doubted. I was extremely upset and angry that I was being judged on someone else's bad behaviour (case of the "ex"). So instead of getting on my knees and exercising a little bit more faith - I completely wigged out! *sigh*

When I finally calmed down, we took the kids to the beach, I was exhausted from balling my eyes out and anxious, awaiting news on the last two houses. (Mind you, Michael was Mr Cool throughout all of this....worse case scenario according to him, I put my stuff in storage and we live in his two bedroom townhouse after we are married) I was too nervous to go swimming I just sat by the phone watching the kids play....but eventually we got the of our applications was accepted!!

We had a house!!

 To me this was a little miracle, as this particular house was under application by a couple of people when Michael inquired about it, and we almost crossed it off out list. I called up to double check and get an application just in case, and heard that both of the applicants had been rejected. I don't know how we were approved, but I am super grateful that we were!

Our New House.....

So its pink - I think I can live with that.....;)

dance floor - yay!!

Tonight will be the last night at my mum and dads place.....hello adventure, hello change and hello independence!!

  Note to self: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6


  1. so happy for you Tash, what a relief and a blessing. At times it can be very hard to put our faith and trust in the Lord. Why is that.. we should know better hey? Anyway, glad it is all coming together for you. Love Donna xox

  2. oh that is awesome!

    we too found out we were rejected from an apartment (when told we were a shoo in and would def get it) when we were first married as the place ken had lived in cited 'never did the yard' and 'arrears in rent' (when we went on our honeymoon the other boys missed one week rent - we never knew!!)

    so after finding that out we changed all our applications to 'lived at home with parents' and didnt mention that rental. And we got a house soon after!!

    I'm glad the lady told us cause at first when we asked why we were rejected she said 'I'm not at liberty to tell you' so we pressed and said please.....

    but anyway you got a place now, so dont have to worry.

    good luck with it all xx

  3. So cool Tash! I was wondering if there would be a huge rise in rental prices after the flooding, I'm really glad you have a place that suits you. Finding rentals is yucky, and trusting that Heavenly Father knows where we should be is hard work sometimes!His timetable doesn't always match what I think I need, and I get stressed in the moment. I am glad to know He has the big picture though!
    So happy for you!

  4. Ugh isn't it so stressful! It feels like a huge win though when you get a great place :-)