We looked into buying the rental we are currently living in from the landlords. We thought we had a price negotiated but then they wanted more right before the contract was inked.
We wouldn’t budge. Because the house is not exactly what we are looking for.
So we’re looking for a house to buy again.
I have been a transient most of my adult life. I have lived in 5 countries and visited many, many more. I have lived in dorms, apartments, campers, and houses.
We did own a house once. For 7 years we owned that house. It was okay. But it wasn’t what we wanted.
Still, when it was taken from us in foreclosure, it was hard to let it go. But not too hard. And not because it wasn’t what we wanted.
It wasn’t hard because by that point we had lost all of our vehicles (4 or so because it was my husband’s business that caused the bankruptcy) and all of our toys (four-wheelers, motocycles, and snowmobiles). So, why not the house? After all, they’ve taken everything else.
When you’ve had everything taken away from you, you tend to not get attached to things.
Realtors count on people “falling in love with a house” and then paying more that they were originally intending to pay for it–merely because there’s emotion involved. So do car salesmen. Hence, the test drive.
Not with this mama. Sorry.
I’m ready to walk anytime. I can find a new “home” to live in. Why? Because it’s not “home”. Home is heaven. Earth is merely a transient walk I am taking.
With one caveat: my family. I, of course, need my family. But as long as I have them (and this includes my two mangy old dogs who need their mama), I’m good.
And God of course.
But He goes without saying. For me anyways. Because He’s in my heart. Where I go, He goes. Always and forever.
There will be sunrises over our new home like this:
And rainbows outside our window like this:
My husband doesn’t want to move again (who does?). But God wants us to. Just like He did all those other times. So here we go again.
I can say this because I’m not attached to any material thing in this world.
My question is: Are you?