Korey and I began house hunting in the summer of 2015. We were trying to time everything perfectly so that we would have a place to live together after our wedding. During the time that we were looking, one of my good friends told me about this townhouse community that was being built and brought me by to see it. Soon after I brought Korey. There was a floor plan that we liked a little, but there were people who were already putting earnest money on that property, so we were a little disappointed at the missed opportunity. The property Manger told us new floor plans would be released soon and that she would give us a call when they came in to see if we were interested in one of the new floor plans.
It just so happened that the PERFECT floor plan with the PERFECT price came across her desk the following Monday. She called us, we went by to check it out. After looking at it we knew that it was just for us. The house was projected to be complete October 2015, the same month of our wedding – also PERFECT. However, if you have read any of my previous posts you already know that by October there was no house in sight. Not one pile of dirt had been shoveled. Korey and I ended up having to rent an apartment, which actually turned out to be PERFECT. Because of the major delays, we had major upgrades added to our home at no cost. If you didn’t know, God’s way is always better than what we think would be best.
They started on the house in the spring of 2016 and by the summer the house was getting pretty close to completion. We picked out carpet, paint colors, cabinet colors, ceramic tile, and etc. We were communicating with our lender and the builder a lot more frequently because closing time was approaching quickly. We were expected to close in August. Everything was going very smoothly until… Very unexpectedly, the last Friday in July, Korey was let go from his job. Just four weeks before we were supposed to close on our house.
We were so close.
We prayed about it and God told us to call our friends at Fairway Mortgage and tell them what happened. So we did. They asked if we still wanted to buy the house. We said yes. They said to let them figure some things out, and that they would give us a call back shortly to let us know if that was possible. We prayed again after the phone call and just waited.
Within a few minutes our phone was ringing. The voice on the other side said, “everything is fine, you guys are still good to move forward.”
No one, literally no one, can tell me that was not GOD.
From that moment forward, Korey was applying EVERYWHERE. He spent a lot of time looking at hospitals because his heart’s desire is to work in the medical field. It seemed like he applied for HUNDREDS of positions in that field – along with hundreds of positions outside of that field. Meanwhile being the provider that he is, he took up with Uber and started driving people around Dallas to bring in more income. He enjoys driving and I enjoy hearing the stories about the people he takes to and fro.
He went on interview after interview and just when we thought something was “it” the door closed. We stayed encouraged and just continued to trust God. August passed – and we did close on our house the last week in August. September passed, and then October. In October we celebrated both of our birthdays, had a housewarming party, and celebrated ONE YEAR OF MARRIAGE.
Let me pause for one second to help you understand this more clearly. As a ONE INCOME HOUSEHOLD, missing a significant amount of money that we once depended on, we moved out of an apartment and into a house which God provided a way for. All the while, we did not miss ONE MEAL and we did not miss ONE payment for even ONE BILL.
GOD. IS. SO. GOOD.
In November, my mom got word from a friend of hers about a position at UT Southwest. She sent the information to Korey and he applied. After applying for the position, he had an interview two days later, then a second interview, and finally a job offer. He started his new job at the beginning of December in the field that he wanted! God answers prayer. He cares about what we care about, and we are overwhelmingly grateful.
I can imagine that most people might find this to be a “difficult” time but this truly has been a really good season for us. We have enjoyed each other, we have enjoyed our home, but mostly we have enjoyed seeing how good God is first hand. He provides. He is so faithful. He is so good – for NO REASON. We did NOTHING to deserve how much He has blessed us. We are no better than anyone else. I don’t know that I will ever be able to explain how good God is, and I know that I will never be able to thank Him enough.