Somewhere Between Here and There

“When I find the perfect house,” I said with a wink, “I’ll sell my house in Potlatch and move to Moscow.” Of course, I didn’t believe I would find it, so there was little need to be concerned.

I invited my real estate agent, Teri Skiles, to come and see my house. I showed her all my favorite parts: the kitchen, the bathroom, the closet, the garage, the basement, and all the charm that comes with an old house. Basically, I love every part of the house and I’m finding it very difficult to leave. I said, “Find me something like this and I’ll be a happy girl.”

A few days later we were sitting in her office and I had just finished signing paperwork. “I know you said you didn’t want to see any more houses until you sold yours,” Teri said rather sheepishly, “but I may have found the perfect house for you.” And she did. It has everything I want and more.

This time around, I’m uncharacteristically calm about the whole situation. Finally, after way too many years, I’ve learned to let go of the wheel and trust that God is in control. Maybe it’s because I’ve been encouraged by Alice Miller’s faith, maybe it’s because I’m older, or maybe it’s because it’s the right thing to do.

The offer was accepted. The loan was approved. Please pray that my house will sell, I’ll find the time to pack, and that this part of the story will bring glory to God. Somewhere between here and there…I’m thankful and looking forward to a change.


2 Responses to “Somewhere Between Here and There”

  1. Paula C. on December 19th, 2008

    Yay! I hope it works out for you! I thought your house in Potlatch sounded lovely, and if it is anything like the Jones’ old house, I wonder if it could be moved to Moscow for me :)
    But I suppose you looked into that already ;)

  2. lucyzoe on December 20th, 2008

    It really is a two-story treasure. I sure wish I could move it to Moscow. Finding another old house to move in to makes me happy.

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