Have you ever heard the saying, “If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans”? Oh, how true that statement seems to be in my life. I swear to you, every time I think I have everything figured out, the winds of change begin to blow again. My head is spinning with our latest decision. It’s hard to believe how fast plans change!
We moved here because we wanted to be closer to work. Our commute was awful, so we rented our home and moved into an apartment. A tiny little apartment on the 2nd floor. It was okay though, because we knew it was temporary. We put a contract on a great house nearby, in a great school district and looked forward to settling in.
Then I downloaded the Realtor.com app on my cell phone and I just kept shopping… Why would I do that? Why keep shopping when you’ve already found a house that you love – AND have under contract?? At first I just chalked it up to loving and appreciating real estate… because I do. I have a thing for real estate. But the longer I kept shopping, I started to realize: maybe the house we have under contract is not the one we should be purchasing.
When the winds of change have a purpose…
In the back of my mind, something else kept nagging. A surrogacy. Is it something we can actually pursue? Would we ever actually find someone to carry for us? Maybe… and with that hope in mind, we made a big decision.
We decided that the possibility of adding to our family, was worth letting that house go. Because if we rent, then we can save that down payment to put towards a potential surrogacy and afford to do it with very little debt. So we rented. We have officially put a contract down on a house even closer to the shop – if that’s even possible – and we are moving out of our apartment, and into the new home in the next few weeks. It’s a great little place. It’s not a huge place, but it’s cute and comfortable and has a great backyard.
So, for now we’re settled. Or we’ll BE settled as soon as we move. And who knows? Maybe that gut feeling was right, and deciding to rent will give us the opportunity to add to our family sometime soon. Until then, I’ll continue to make plans and probably continue to hear God laugh. I’m grateful though, because it seems like every time He “laughs” and the winds of change blow, He points us in a direction even better than the path we were on. So I’ll just smile, say thank you, and roll with the punches. :)