Friday, July 26, 2013

My God is an Awesome God!

Finding a home from 5000+ miles away is hard y'all.  Really hard!  We started our search about 6 months ago when we first decided that San Diego was where we wanted to settle for a while.  Our search began with property for sale but then we decided just to rent so we had to start the search all over again.    Our biggest obstacle was finding a a place near the college my husband will be attending that didn't look like your typical college dwelling.  Jason will be riding his bicycle to school so we had a pretty narrow radius that we wanted to stay within but every thing with in that radius was crap!  We weren't looking for a forever home but we also wanted to be comfortable.  The few times I did find a decent place online it was rented before we even had a shot due to the 16 hour time difference.  Luckily, I have a cousin, Tina, who lives in the area who has been more than willing to help us out in any way she can.  She went to see a few places that were just OK but nothing we really wanted to commit to so we decided to tell her that we were just going to wait until we arrived to find a place.  That wasn't ideal because Jason starts classes the day after we arrive in SD and there is no way of arriving any sooner, it's already a crazy tight schedule as it is but it was becoming too stressful for me to do it from here and I felt like I was wasting her time.

Here is how our chat went while she was up late at night working the midnight shift:

Me: I think we decided that we're just going to wait until we get there. There are tons of ok places that we can grab at the last minute if we have to but all the really good places seem to be snatched up before we even get a stab at them with this silly time difference. 
Tina: are you sure you don't want to send me to a few craig's list places? 
Me: if we find any on there I will let you know!
I decide to click open a new tab just to see if anything new was on Craigslist
Me: this might be worth checking out. I love that Buster would have his own little area, no grass but still a fenced in area for him. The kitchen is PHENOMENAL!  Jason is on his way home and I'll let ya know in a few...

Here's the photo of the kitchen that had me sold

That night I decided to stay up late so I could be the first person to call that morning in SD.  My cousin went to look at it that evening, we filled out the application, the owner got back to me on Tuesday and we signed the lease on Wednesday.

I have one page bookmarked in my Bible.  I don't know why I ever marked it but it is a verse that I find myself coming back to over and over and over.

Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)
In their hearts humans plan their course,
    but the Lord establishes their steps.

I had just decided that all the work I was putting into house hunting and all the stress it was causing me wasn't worth it.  Literally the instant I threw in the towel and let God take over, the perfect place landed in our lap!  One of these days I'll stop trying to be a control freak.


Emily said...

Love that kitchen! You will LOVE the area you are moving too.. you never want to leave ;)
You should check out our church when you get there. Not sure if you prefer smaller churches or if you are okay with larger ones? The Rock is awesome! ( It's not far from you in Point Loma on Rosecrans. They also have an awesome military ministry that meets Wednesday (I believe, it's been a while ha) nights. The men and women are separate, but they are just a room or two apart.

Michelle said...

I was feeling sorry for myself because have to buy a home from across the country due to my hubby EASing. I never even considered the hassle of finding a home from the other side of the world! But it's so soon as you truly let God take over, he will provide :)

JG said...

That's awesome! So glad it all worked out! Doesn't it sometimes seem like God is just *waiting* for the opportunity to show up??? :)