We have an odd tradition in our family. One that we didn't really create or lay down, but one that has been strangely consistent throughout the years. For some reason, we have as a family never stayed in one house more than 7 years. That's right, sometimes less but usually around every 6-7 years we pack 'em up and move 'em out. I guess you could say we are wanderers of sorts, that we get restless, at least you could say that if you just looked at our moving record and not at the reasons behind each move. The reasons have ranged everywhere from: we no longer fit in a house, needing a larger home to take in our Grandpa, moving nearer to the church we were attending, to the last and current reason, wanting to use the talents, and desires God has given us by working the land, and providing for our family. In other words... we need more land!
So after much prayer and debate, we finally had the nerve to list our house on the market. We are very grateful to be able to have a good friend of Faith and mine, Jan Nierzwick (who we met and work with at Banbury Cross) as our Realtor. You can find our listing here. Please feel free to share with friends and pass along the news!
Of course, we realized just how much fix up there was in our house before we wanted someone to look at it. Thankfully nothing major, just a few touch ups painting wise.
We are also planning on giving our girl's room a complete new and different coat of paint. It's only a shame we have lived with that striking pink for 7 years only to change it right when we are leaving. ;) I will be sure to post before and after pictures of the room once it is finished!
We are trying not to get our hopes up, because in our experience it can take a while to sell a house (a few years last time). But Jan has assured us that the market is very much in favor of selling, so we are simply trusting that God knows the perfect timing, and has the exact place He wants us to go to on the other end. Exciting, a little scary, but also relieving knowing that we don't have to worry about it; He holds it all in His hand.