Monday, April 26, 2010

That would just be totally crazy...

If I told you after spending 5 years renovating our beautiful home on a small lake that we were going to try and sell it...
And build another house before we even sold this one...
And sell my car...
And doing all this while being pregnant with twins due in less than 6 months and a two year old who is a human tornado...
well...that would just be COMPLETELY crazy right?
Yeah, we are thinking we like to live on the edge! I'm joking about the liking part.
But, what if I told you after Andrew took a new job last year, we started bringing in 40% LESS income...and by doing all these things would result in much better financial place for us. And what if I told you this would mean I could stay home with my three beautiful children while they are young. And what if I told you that instead of Andrew having an HOUR AND FIFTEEN MINUTE commute one way 5 days a week, Andrew would then have a 20 minute commute. Oh, and what if I told you it was only 2 miles from a great mall with a Crate & Barrel, Z Gallerie, and Pottery Barn/Pottery Barn Kids...ok, I'm just kidding about the last part...sort of (I mean, we're talking Z Gallerie people!!!)
Would you still think we are totally crazy? Or should we trust that God will work out all the details and that He would want us to make changes to be more frugal?
In two weeks, all the hardwood floors will be in and the bathroom will be finished. I might shed a few tears with this decision no matter what we decide. Who am I kidding...I've already sobbed a few times!
But did I mention Z-Gallerie? And a house on a culdesac? A NEW home with no need for ANY upgrades...less house, less yard, less maintenance...more time for family, 1/4 the commute time, no pulling money out of savings every month. It could be a beautiful thing...
Would you pray for us...and my sanity??

5 comments:

Courtney said...

God is in total control! Good luck with selling your house and building the new one! :-)

J said...

I am so happy for you and so proud of you and I don't think you will have one single regret if what you are doing brings you to a place of greater financial peace, the ability to stay home with your babies, and more time together as a family. In fact, just last week we learned that my husband did indeed get a position in another department at work...resulting in a pay cut we will undoubtedly feel. But, it means he will be home more and we will get to worship the Lord as a family. It means he won't have to work holidays and nights anymore...at least for a few years. It's definitely a sacrifice, but one we are so thankful to be able to make. These days are just too precious. I will be praying that God will make His plan for your lives clear and that He will give you His peace and strength and wisdom. I think y'all are doing a very noble and honorable thing! :)

Cadie said...

Sounds crazy, I mean great to me!! Hahaha! I think whatever you have to do to stay home with your brood is worth anything!...Although I'm not sure how much you will save living next to the mall!! :) Best of luck, and I'll definitely be praying!

Erin said...

Sometimes when we follow God's plan it does feel completely crazy & yet peaceful all at the same time, doesn't it? Just said a prayer for you & your family & the path the Lord has planned out for you.

Lori said...

I am so excited for you guys!
And a new house?? How cool is that!
I have been and will be praying for you guys the whole way through.
Let us know if we can help.
Where is the new house?