One year and one day ago our realtor called us and said, "Are you ready to buy a house? Because you're closing tomorrow!" It had been such a long road, with closing put off month after month. We were so excited!
We signed all of the paperwork and got the keys. It was a Thursday night so we drove straight to church afterward. After church we went to our house -- our house -- with Eric's parents and went inside and prayed together that God would bless our little home. And He has, time and time again!
That weekend Eric and his dad and his brothers and our friends and our neighbors started ripping things out. We soon realized that we had bitten off a little more than we could chew! There were many late nights when Eric was exhausted from working all day at his job and then putting in many more hours on the house. Almost every single day we felt so very overwhelmed by all that needed to be done. God provided many helping and generous hands, however, and six weeks later we were able to move in.
I can't believe it's been a year already. It has been such a wonderful year in our little house, and we are looking forward to many more!