Sunday, April 19, 2009

...and the decision is......

Staying put!!

Home Sweet Home

My offer was not accepted, but they countered back with a very affordable offer....however I discovered a lot of things about myself this past week as I had to decide whether or not to accept their counter-offer.

I discovered that I'm very attached to my 'things' and having to part with so much was really tugging at my heartstrings. I know "this world is not my home, I'm just a passing through..." but while I am here, parting with the things I've collected over the years would be hard.

I looked at things realistically and I can't do a move like this. I would have to depend on my family to help me get packed, sorted, sales, etc. and I realized the stress would do my back in.

My realtor was very understanding and its not on the market, I'm sleeping at night again, and just walking through the rooms of my house, savoring each one of them.

"A double minded man is unstable in all his ways" has been on my mind all week as I debated my choices. I don't think I'm unstable, but I am impetuous at times. I'm just praising the Lord they didn't accept my original offer, as that was how I had asked for specific leading. The counter-offer was a great one, but wasn't the original offer, so I felt I had my answer if I wanted out of the deal and as the week wore on, I had no peace about the second here I am, with my wonderful yard, my attached garage, my guest room, and still my family room.

I DO stir up hornet's nests for myself from time to time.

So now, when you come see me, you will have a bedroom all to yourself...and your own bathroom. The door is always open!


Anonymous said...

Hi. I think this is a wise decision. Your next move should really be into an adult community where they have meals available, activities, etc., but since you are able to take care of yourself, have no stairs to climb, and don't need the social stimulation since you are already social, I think you'll be happier with more space. I bet Jon and the Gilbert boys are relieved too! haha Sorry we won't see you at David's wedding but certainly understand. Love, Melinda
Thanks for being such a faithful reader of Kassey's blog. I see your comments.

Ruthie said...

I understand totally about the blessing of our wonderful treasures that we have collected through the years. I love looking at, remembering, and savouring the things that are special to my heart, too. And having a garage is a real blessing, too. I'm glad you feel at peace about the decision - and that's a real testimony of God's leading and His hand on your decision.
As for the yard work etc, you can still hire that out and not have to do it yourself. And since your house is on one level, it should work well for you.
Love to you.
Your "cyber friend", Ruthie

Across the Ocean Blue said...

I sure do relate to you! My goodness, I really do! Glad you have a decision so soon!

Sally said...

Isn't it such a comfort when you find peace in your answer from God! I too would be so torn about giving up my home. 10 years ago it probably wouldn't have mattered but the older I get the more of a homebody I become and I get more attached each day, eventhough I know the world is not my home either! Wish I could come visit. Your area sounds wonderful, but I am a homebody so guess I will stay put!

The Farm House Kids said...

There's no place like home!

It sounds like you have made the right decision ... and who knows, maybe someday I can bring my littles out to Oregan and visit you!

Now that would give you a run for your money! :)

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I am so glad that you have found some peace. Laying out that fleece and waiting to get some direction form the Lord is always a good plan.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am so glad for you. I think you made the right choice..m.

sister sheri said...

"...and your own bathroom. The door is always open!" Just wondering, can I close the door?

Technonana said...

Wow, I sooo understand this decision. Papa and I are trying to make the same type of decision because in 3 years, he will finally be retiring.... it will be too expensive for us to stay here... though I do love this home.. so we are just trying to decide... where do we go from here?

Technonana said...

Just dropping by to say Hi My friend!! I am always so pleased when you visit!!

Tom & Amy said...

I meant to tell you I'm happy about your coming to a peaceful decision!!! It sounds like a good one to me!