The Sign

An opportunity arose last week that would be a potentially great move for us.

See, there is this certain home we like. A certain home that Tim and I have talked about for the past 3 years. How we would love to live there. To have the yard, the storage space, the privacy, the location. And last week this certain home went up for sale.

There is now a For Sale sign in our yard. And what an odd feeling it is to have it there.

This is a decision we were struggling with all last week. After many tears and prayers and talks with realtors and financing people, we put up “the sign”.

It is bittersweet because while I know this is the best move we could possibly make, this house is the house we built. We are the only ones who have ever lived in it. We built it from ground up. We picked the floorplan, the brick color, the interior colors and the options. We then built our beautiful pool and the lush landscaping around it. And we began expanding our family in this house. This is our house. Our home. And it is now on the market. For someone else to live in and make their own.

If we do not get this certain home we want, we are not moving. We were not looking to move before this. We do not need to move. We love our home. But for our family, we also love this other certain home. We love all that it offers for our family to grow and expand in. Because one day we hope to fill it with more children. This certain house we like is already a home and we very much love it as well.

So, please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we go forward with this decision…


  1. Ooh, good luck with the home buying! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

  2. Good luck! I’m sure that whatever works out best for your family is what is going to happen!

  3. I’m sure you’ve made the right decision! Only you and Tim know what that is, and I’m sure this was a tough one! COngrats though on jumping in and trying! What is meant to happen will happen! Good luck and I’m sure we will hear more soon! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. You know I think this is a great move for you. I know it’s hard to leave, but if it’s a great thing for the family, it’ll all work itself out.

  5. I sure hope it all works out for you!

  6. I hope it all works out for you, I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. How exciting!! I’ll be praying that everything works out for you! Keep us updated :)

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  9. You know I’ve been praying for you. What ever is meant to happen will happen!

    (Whew, I can finally log in again…blogger and gmail troubles all morning)!

  10. I know how you must be feeling. My hubby and I have our eye on a few “dream” houses and every time we think we are gonna pull the trigger I freak out. This is the only house our family has lived in. I can’t imagine leaving, and yet, we are running out of room.

    Hang in there. I hope it all falls into place as it should. :)

  11. This is the point where you insert tons of pictures so we can fall in love with your house (or the new house) with you! I understand that you are attached to your present house, but you could always see this as an opportunity to give love to a new house. It sounds to me like this new house is ideal. I’m sure you’re doing the right thing–even if it is difficult. Good luck!

  12. How exciting and nervous you must be feeling, but if this certain house is the one that has you putting a “FOR SALE” sign up on the front yard it must be a very special place for you and Tim to continue the wonderful growth of Karys and other Steph and Tim babies. My fingers are so crossed for you two.

  13. You’ve been tagged! :)

  14. I will pray. Most definitely. Moving is a tough decision…one not made lightly.

  15. If it’s meant to be it will work out. At least you won’t have to go house hunting.

    Keep us posted.

  16. OOO my thoughts and prayers to you….but do not stress to much about it….just go with the flow!

  17. If it’s in the Lord’s will, you will know it. With lots of prayer he will give you a peace about it.
    I will pray for his will to be done in this situation.

    It sounds like to me that no matter what happens you will be happy with what you already have OR with what you might get. So it’s a win/win situation my friend!

  18. Prayers said.
    Fingers crossed.
    Hope everything will work out for your family.
    Good luck.

    Any chance you can take the pool with you? (LOL)

  19. As a realtor I see many families make bittersweet moves. It’s so emotional to let go of a home built from the ground up with so much more then just wood. Life brings many oppurtunities and I wish you the best of luck! What is meant to be will be.

  20. Oh it is such a hard decision!!

    I am hoping that you get the other “certain house” and that it all works out how you want.

    Fingers crossed and prayers said! :)

  21. I dont know… it is pretty far from where you live now… just kidding! good luck!!! I hope you get it because then Vito wont get out of your fence all the time! haha – but I sure will miss your pool!!! Whatever happens is meant to be!

  22. We just went through this very thing, building a house, selling it and moving in. Wanna hear the ironic part? We sold it to two lesbians. HA! But now we’re in our new house and love it, too. We didn’t pick the interior colors, but it was brand new so that gave me a measure of comfort. No other memories had been created here. It’s much easier than you might think, so do what you need to do for your family!

  23. oh I hope that everything works out for you. I hope you sell you house and get the one you want.

  24. Wow how terribly exciting! I’m sure it is a bittersweet decision having built it (literally and metaphorically), but I’m sure it’s an adjustment that will be a good one my friend!

  25. Good luck…real estate is a tricky game…I hope it works out for you:)

  26. Sounds very exciting and scary at the same time! Keep us posted…

  27. Oh yes, definitely exciting and scary at the same time! I hope it all works out.

    Although I can’t imagine ever being able to leave a house with a pool and landscaping like you have now. This dream house must be something spectacular!!!

    Good luck!

  28. Oh man do I ever know this feeling?! Sometimes you have to live life through emotions. I LOVE that you and your husband are following your heart on this one. Love it, love it. It’s a bit crazy, ya know? :) That’s why I love it.

    And truly, if it doesn’t happen, then it sounds like you have your own paradise already, so you’ll sit and wait for the next opportunity. You just can’t go wrong with this … right? (Yeah, ask me. I lived in 4 houses this year waiting for the perfect one … I’m kind of a dummy at this. BUT, we now own our dream house.) :)

  29. I want your pool. I am in LOVE with your pool.

    How much are you asking? I am interested!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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