It seems like the brakes are on our house hunting adventure.
We found, offered and are in the process of being under contract for *the* house.
(Large, nearly move-in perfect, priced right, right town etc. )
We have the down payment, and the mortgage "except" for the fact that Mr. Mortgage Man wasn't so steady with his numbers and figured that with our yearly tax bill all we'd have to do to secure our house is to pay off our *new* van to make the numbers work.
In a month. Before settlement.
Now, to most people it's not a significant sum of money, but in the household of a Christian School Teacher, in the middle of the stinkin' summer, it sure is.
The struggle in all of this is--balancing the acceptance of a closed door with the research of "options."
You know what I mean?
Where do, "What else can be done?" and "Thanks for the sign God!" meet?
So we're taking a breather.
Stopping and Listening and Waiting.
I'm thankful for His plan, whatever it is, and pray that we have the wisdom to follow/find/search it out.
But, before I do all that, I think I'll take a nap. =)