This blog is intended to create a dialogue about learning to receive with grace and ease.

So much has been written about the importance of giving that we forget that in order to give,

someone has to be receiving.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Update on Receiving Our New Home

Last December I told you about my desire to sell our home, one I purchased before I met Roger, so that we could purchase a home together. We’ve made great progress in five months.

We spent the first four and a half months of 2011 updating our home: replacing the air conditioners; painting almost the entire inside; installing granite countertops, new cupboards, stainless steel appliances, and an under-mount sink; replacing the light fixtures throughout the house; and removing the old spa and gazebo. Roger did as much of this work as he could and hired and managed numerous contractors to do the rest. His vision and attention to detail have been such a blessing to me!

Meanwhile, I’ve done what I can to support him while daily holding space for what we want. I bless the new owners; I don’t know who they are, but God does. I ask God to guide us in making choices that will suit the buyers’ tastes and needs. I also daily bless those who are preparing our new house for us. I affirm perfect timing with the sale of our current house and the purchase of our new house. I see both transactions happening with grace and ease for all parties. When progress slowed with the renovations, I reminded myself that God has the timing worked out perfectly. I also followed the advice of the manager of a Catholic bookstore and have an image of St. Joseph in the front window, not buried upside down, as many suggest. “It’s your faith that will sell your house,” she stated, and I believe her.

Our house officially went on the market May 25, and we have had over six showings. The feedback is great. Today we viewed several homes, beginning our house hunt in earnest. To clear the way for us to release this house and buy our next, we meet with our mortgage broker next week to secure financing. This last step will show the Universe that we have done all we can and are ready to receive!