I’ve been blogging about how God brought my husband and I to Arizona, from Ohio, over 25 years ago. You can read the previous posts under the category, “Moving On.”
In Part 3, I mentioned that we were thinking about moving to either North Carolina, Ohio or staying in Arizona. Well, God has been at work and has clearly shown us where to next.
I would joke with my Dad about moving back, buying his house and renting him a room. He told me not to move back since we’ve been here so long and because of all the stress in moving. But I told him we wanted to live closer to family and friends and be within driving distance. He got that and was looking forward to the day we lived closer. In January, I mentioned to my oldest brother how I would joke with dad about buying his house. His reply was that we should consider it, since we’ve talked about moving back. When I visited in February, I immediately felt at home in Ohio and in my parents home. We decided to buy it “someday”, after Dad passed away. He died February 8.
Even though my Dad had cancer, I never expected him to pass so soon. My brother told him on Friday that we were interested in buying his home and he passed on Sunday. I think he was worried about things and knowing that I was going to take care of his home, helped him to let go. I’m glad he knew we were buying it.
There are many pros and cons with moving back. The pros outweigh the cons and there is no perfect place. When moving to Arizona, my constant prayer was for God to please stop the process if this is not His will for us. We had Peace then. His peace. We have that same Peace now. The Peace the Bible talks about and promises to us. It just feels right. It is right. I never thought we would move back and it never crossed our mind to ever buy my parents home. This isn’t about my wants, my husbands wants or our desires. We try to live our life asking God His will for us and following His plan. We both dislike cold weather, snow, ice and all that goes with it. We are hoping we can spend part of the winter in a warmer climate.
We came home from Ohio after my Dad’s memorial service, sad about his passing, but with some excitement about the next adventure we are about to go on. We started telling our friends and family and have received nothing but positive responses. I believe that is another clear sign we are in His will, when others see it as a blessing and the right thing to do. That is how God speaks to us.
We contacted my friend, Carl Landis, the owner of Blueprint Realty. We started purging, cleaning and preparing our home for listing and showing on April 3. We had 5 showings the first day and by 2 p.m. we had 2 offers in the works. By evening, we counter offered on one and the prospective buyer accepted our counter offer.
We sold our home in less than one day!
Again, I was praying, God stop the presses if selling our home is not your will for us! Well, I believe He showed us His will clearly. We are going home.
As of today, we are in the process of home inspection, termite inspection, repairs needed and continuing to pack. Our closing is in a few weeks and fast approaching. It’s an exciting time, an emotional time and a busy time. Everything seems to be falling into place and we are looking forward to life in the country.
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Living Faith, Hope and Love,