That was what Brent texted me this morning!
And we did just that!
We NOW are HOMEOWNERS!
FOR SALE NO MORE
(This blasted "For Sale" sign has been in front of this house since we moved here in July!) I was thrilled to have Brent pull it out tonight! Yee haw!
We signed in the early afternoon and then went to "Lonestar" for an early dinner to celebrate!
Brent has a mesquite grilled chicken salad that he surprisingly enjoyed quite a bit. I had the sirloin and mesquite salmon combo. Wow, I haven't had a steak for over 6 months (and I'm a steak lover). They cooked it a perfect medium which I like, and the salmon was so delicious. I chose a simple salad and steamed broccoli for my "green". We said "no" to the bread and dessert menu and left feeling completely satisfied!
It was 7 years ago that our business went under and we lost our employment, our house, our cars and basically our whole future that we had moved to Oregon for. We moved our family of 6 into an apartment and started over. It was scary and we never felt more alone.
So driving to the Title Company today was quite exciting because of the path we've been on to finally get here. To finally own a home again - and one that gives us some elbow room for our 4 kids and 4 pets. And to finally have pets! No more getting screwed out of our deposits. No more worries about if I put a nail in a wall. No more renting!!!
Our 14 years in Oregon taught us so much! Not only have we come full circle (we started out in Utah), but we have come back with more energy than we left! We are healthier, our bodies are leaner, and our outlook is more positive.
Isn't it ironic how we have to suffer major trials just to learn gratitude? To learn to Trust in God. To learn that we have more power within our beings to make changes than we realize. That we can overcome more than we ever thought possible! Believing it's possible is truly half the battle!
And how much MORE you appreciate a gift when you have gone through so much to get it.
Life is Good. Tonight feels WONDERFUL!
Love to you all! ~Margene