Saturday, August 20, 2011

He Liked It - He Really Liked It !

Remember when Sally Field gushed at the Oscars ceremony, "You like me, you really like me!" ?  She had obviously just won an Oscar, but her amazement revealed her underlying insecurity.

This past week I took a leap of faith, more like an Evel Knievel canyon-jump stunt, and bought a house without my husband ever having laid eyes on it.  Can you imagine?  I could barely imagine it, and I was DOING IT!!

But distance, and family illness, and time factors, and about a dozen other things meant it was now or maybe never.  Of course, I consulted the LOC* and we had talked at length about his preferences and our requirements for a retirement home.  But to sign on the dotted line, sight unseen by the other half of our domestic team, well, that was a bit daunting. (*Lovable Old Coot)
However, given the way the whole thing came about (see my post on A Half-Acre of Paradise) I felt pretty confident about this decision.  But it was still a leap of faith.

Today we drove up into the foothills together, and he walked through the house for the first time.  He opened and closed doors, cupboards, and the garage doors; he flipped switches, listened to the door chimes, and walk around the yard a couple of times.  He didn't say anything. (Now that was scary, because trust me on this, the LOC loves to talk) and finally he turned to me and said, "You did really well, honey.  This is a good house.  I like it."

Whew!!  This was one of those decisions in life that is not a "moral decision" or a "spiritual decision" but it was a major life-decision, as it literally affects where we will, in all likelihood, live for the remainder of our lives. 

Now that it is settled, I realize it was also a bit exhilarating to do it "all by myself" and have it turn out so well.  Oh, wait, I wasn't doing it all by myself.  I believe I was given guidance, direction and peace at every critical juncture.

So, now that I think about it from that perspective, well of course he liked it.  :)
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Hope your most recent life-decisions and leaps of faith are turning out well.  Until next time ...Marsha


  1. That was a huge thing to do on your own! Glad he liked it!

  2. You came to the perfect conclusion!

  3. You were very brave to do that. It must have been a nail biting stunt. I'm glad it all turned out well.

  4. Wow, you're brave! Very happy for you and that you knew Who was guiding your every step in the whole process. So glad your LOC loved it and spoke those special words of praise!

  5. We sell homes and when I see a brave gal buy one all by herself, I'm impressed. I'm sure you made a great decision for your retirement home. Congratulations!

  6. Congratulations! You have gumption, and that always pays off in the end.

  7. I would have no problem making that kind of decision on my own....except,of course, I would like to stay married, so maybe not... :)

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. It's appreciated.
    Congratulations on purchasing a new house. Scary to take a leap of faith though, well done.

  9. You did good girlfren. Can't wait to see photos.

  10. I cannot believe the bravery this took! GOOD FOR YOU!

    Sounds like God was really leading on this one - and that He was also preparing LOC to love the place, too.

    May God richly bless you both in this new home, and give you many opportunities to speak for Him in your new surroundings.


  11. Well all I can say is "you go girl"....I am so proud of you....but I am the most proud of you for your dependence on God and willingness to let Him guide the process.....I ask myself all the time, why don't I learn that lesson sooner.....Anyway, I am so happy for you and your hubby....

    Thanks for stopping by for a visit. I was so glad to hear from you...

  12. You're going to post pictures, right? Way to go - glad it all went well.

  13. Good for you and good for LOC!!! You did great. Pictures please...

  14. Like minds...and loving minds. I'm looking forward to some lovely photographs and memories from the new abode~