Monday, December 9, 2013

Think Box #8

Yeah, I missed another one in there, but life is busy!
Today's is

What completely surprised you this year? Was it good...or not so good? Tell us a story!

Fortunately this year has been full of the best kind of surprises.  A year ago, I would never in a million years fathom where our life is today.  Selling our home was not even on my radar.  Adopting again - nope, not there either.  We knew we needed a bigger house before we could go to 4 children.  Our small, 3 bedroom house just wasn't going to cut it much longer.  So we figured in a few years we would sell that house and then adopt again.

But for some odd reason that made no sense to me, we got the idea to test out the market and try to sell our house in the New Year.  By February we were on the market but trying to avoid finding any houses to fall in love with.  And yet, it didn't take long at all before a house that felt completely out of our league popped up on the market and by a miracle turn of events, it was a foreclosure in our price range.  The crazy thing is we had looked at it just for fun about 6 months earlier (since it was the really nice house behind my in-laws and she's a real estate agent) and it got an offer very fast.  By some crazy turn of events those buyers passed and it was available again.  It had several offers in on it within a couple days and by another miracle turn of events - ours was picked!  It all felt way too good to be true!  We have an amazing house that is beyond my wildest dreams and truly perfect for our family.  After 8 months of living here, I still can't think of one design flaw or thing I would change.  I feel so blessed every day we're here!  

So there we are. Surprise of all surprises we were able to get in to an incredible home this year and we're adopting again.  2013 I said would be our calm year where we just rest and enjoy life.  I can tell you with a lot of certainty that there has been VERY little rest this year!  Oh well!  


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