Thursday, January 17, 2008

Mmmmwah!

Kisses for everyone!

Yes, we have a new home! I can't even begin to tell you how perfect it is for us; how every little detail that I prayed for, knowing full well that He might have something else in mind for our family, is present in our beautiful home.

Our closing date is in March, so that the owner may complete some paperwork with the city, and that works out perfectly for us- our lease is up in March!

Until then, this apartment is still our home; we have small group in our *small* living room on Sunday evenings, company coming in February, and lots of learning still to do here! How much sweeter it is knowing what we look towards, Lord willing.

Thank you for all of your kind words and congratulations- and for your prayers these months past. We felt them!

Love,


My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.

Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.

Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.
Selah (Psalm 84:2-4)

28 fellow travelers shared:

Carrie said...

Congratulations, Elise and family.
Praise the Lord!

Erna said...

I am SO DELIGHTED for you! How wonderful that the Lord gave you much of your heart's desire! He certainly is a good Father!

Miriam said...

Just catching up here... how excellent, Elise!! I'm so happy for you - especially to hear that the house so matches your desires. A new spacious place, indeed. Love to you!

Stacey said...

Oh congratulations!!!!

This is so wonderful and I am glad we were ALL right!!! LOL! Funny, what if we were wrong?!??

I will pray for a smooth transition and for you to not get too restless in your current abode.

Love and hugs!

lady laura said...

Oh yay!! Praise the Lord and congrats too. :)

Beka said...

(big smile!)

Praise the Lord! I am so very excited for you. We've been praying!! And we'll keep praying... for all the final details, and for these last couple of months in your apartment.

God is so good, isn't He?

Hugs!!

Sarah said...

A million congratulations!!! A big hug and kiss coming to you, leaping inside for you! There is something about a woman and her home, I know your heart my friend. I can just picture your decorations, loving placed on that mantel, cozy chair beside, books all over the floor. "In the land that is plentiful, blessed be Your Name!"
Love, Sarah
The carpet, white baseboard, and paint look beautiful!

Lyric said...

Congrats! Especially in today's market!

And by the way...love your selection of music... ;)

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

I am so happy for you! Yay!!!!

Maxine said...

Oh how very wonderful!! Yay to the Lord our God!!! Many blessed days there when you get there. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Many kisses back to you, Sweetie girl!

Beverly said...

I cannot wipe the smile from my face. I am so happy - for God has truly provided - I KNEW He would!!! Rejoicing with you - doing a little happy whirl around the room with Lena. Yay!!!!!!

randi said...

Yeah! I am so happy for you and your sweet family! Praises to God!

henryteachers said...

Elise,
So wonderful that you found your perfect home! It looks brand new! May your next few months go quickly and smoothly so you can move in. Is it closer to my way? Even if it is not, we must get together soon. I so want to meet you in person!
Mindy :)

Monica said...

Congratulations on your new home!!

Ness said...

Oh, Elise, I am SO HAPPY for you!!! Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!

Can't wait to see more pictures and hear more details. What a testimony to the Lord.

Ness

www.dachshundstrong.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Elise,
I'm so happy for you and your family. I'm sure whatever home God has blessed you with fits your needs just right. Yay! :)
~Anna

Annette said...

oh yeah! :)

Mrs. Rabe said...

I just found your blog yesterday, through another blog, and really enjoy it. In fact, I mentioned your blog on mine yesterday!

Congratulations on your new home!
May it be a place of Grace and Truth, and fellowship!

tonia said...

oh my friend, i have been praying for you this week. i am SOO happy for you!

congratulations!

(((elise)))

Ann V.@HolyExperience said...

You know that Donut Man song of praise? "Jumping up and Down, jumping up and down, jumping up and down, shout HOSANNA!"

That is me! I am grinning and tickled giddy with happiness for the Hoopers... shouting hosanna to Jesus! Jesus is ALIVE! He's heard, answered, provided. With this home, the one to come... and our forever Home up ahead.

Giving thanks with you all...

Christine said...

Hooray!!!!! How you must be praising, and anticipating, and doing a little happy dance in your *small* place as you wait for your permanent place!

Meredith said...

Yippee!

Can't wait to see photos.

The Small Scribbler said...

What a perfect Psalm that accompanies this post. Perfect.

Kate

Mrs Wibbs said...

Wonderful, wonderful!! I'm so thrilled for you all. You have been so patient and faithful in your waiting, firm in your belief that the Lord had something good planned for you. Now here is your reward! You are truly blessed :) And I am blessed knowing your joy...

Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

Elise, I was going to call this weekend and give my congratulations but it got away from me again. =) I am so happy for you friend. What an amazing blessing you and your family! I am anxiously looking forward to puctures as you make this house a home.

:..Rebekah..: said...

Elise, I'm so thankful for your wonderful blessings in this. God is so good!

Laura said...

So happy for you, my friend!

Wendy said...

SOOO happy for you!

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