After the summer camp work was over, and after our trip to MI, Nate started looking again. He had made a couple trips into the land realty offices to look for anything new. One evening as he was looking on the computer for properties as he did night after night, this house appeared. "Hey, take a look at this"...he showed pictures of a house with balcony, a jacuzy, wooden floors, and a nice view.
"Sure, let's look." I had said it kind of matter-of-factly. I was so tired of looking. I liked the idea of a balcony and no carpets. I was tired of carpet. Little did I know...
The house was a foreclosure. From what I understand about foreclosures, they are to be on the market for three months. Our offer was accepted after one month. Maybe it's because there was no kitchen. Maybe it's because one of the bathrooms had everything ripped out of it.
When we went to look at the house, I caught my breath. Really? This house? Three years ago we had been up this way looking at a horse a lady wanted to give us. We stopped into the stables, looked at the old mare, decided she wasn't a good fit for us, and as we backed out of the drive we looked down the road and saw a big brown house. There were cars there at the time and people were going in and out. "Oooh. I love that house," I remember thinking, "I would love to live up here," I told Nate this three years ago. It was a beautiful place with little traffic.
The best thing...before we even decided to make an offer on the house we talked to two men who owned the land below the house. We asked permission to keep the horses there. No one was using the land which used to be a speed way. Cars raced here about 10 years ago. Our house used to be the concession stand for the speedway. Below the balcony, hidden in the Johnson grass and briars is the grand stand.
I'm just praising God tonight as I have over and over for the past month since we moved here. We know that God's hand made this happen. It happened in His time. I just feel that those 10 years of waiting was prep time...getting the house ready for us.
In the picture below you can see where the horse are in the speedway. Our house is just to the left of Zeleck's ear. There is another pasture that we are fixing for the horses beyond the farthest cement wall. That pasture has a spring fed pond. It's just another reason to praise God. This home a place of rest. We've been driving to camp and feeding horses hay every day at camp for the past 10 years - and making sure the water troughs are filled, - and thawing out hoses in the winter. This place...a wonderful place of rest and enjoyment. Thank you God, for Your provision.