Let us not become weary in doing the right thing because at the appointed time we will reap a harvest if we don’t give up. Galatians 6.9 (SMS translation)
It’s no secret that we just sold our mountain/country home of 30 years – a home and acreage, which provided shelter and a safe place for our family and others. To say it was a monumental move would be an understatement.
We are settling nicely in our downtown flat in a historic, circa 1893 house (converted to six rental units) and it feels more like home each day. Hubs hasn’t missed his woodshop yet and has a work table adjacent to my at-home office, just six feet away – at times I feel as though he is spying on me and, IF I go on Amazon Prime I hear, “What are you ordering now?” LOL!!!
If you are a regular reader you know the back story of my OneWord2018 – you can read about that here. I thought for sure I knew my word would be such and such and then the Lord said, “No it is to be REAP.”
He is always right. Always on time. Of that I have no doubt.
The day after our closing we received a scathing text message from the buyer stating that we had lied about some of the items being conveyed with the sale of the property. It was a moment of deep breath and a sudden feeling of being sick. We were in Lowe’s Home Center feeling as free as two old birds, Sam in the shopping cart, and buying a few items for the flat. We looked at one another and said, “WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT?”
Now, to explain…we did not lie. He thought he had seen an item when in fact we never had one. And, one of the items was given to a family member – however, because it was a total misunderstanding – we will bring said item to the buyer and be done. Once and for all.
It’s never wrong to do right! Amen?
We’ve ordered our Casita travel trailer, purchased a nice used Nissan truck, we pick up the camper in early November, in Rice, Texas. We hope to make our first trip immediately after that. One of the places we plan to go is to meet in person, my dear blogging friend, Andrew, who writes over at Blessed are the Pure of Heart. We’ve been talking about a real life meeting for more than a year and I’m anxious to make it happen!
Reaping is pleasurable and we are enjoying the blessing. But the sowing will continue – there are a few eternal reaping’s I am counting on and I’ll never, ever give up on those!
Hope lives! Because He lives. Amen?
You’ve had quite the adventure! I pray that you get to meet Andrew!
Me too, Tara!
The evil one always has to throw in a “bleep” moment. But it is never wrong to do right.
Michele Morin says
Ugh, feeling that text message in the pit of my stomach, but thankful you have been able to resolve the issue.
So happy you are going to be able to meet Andrew!
You are reaping the blessings of much patience and perseverance, ,my friend!
It was one of those pukish moments of dread.
Tammy Mashburn says
What a beautiful journey! So much fun to follow!
Thank you, Tammy — it’s been fun to take.
Joanne Viola (@JViola79) says
Susan, may God richly bless you as you make this right. Just like the enemy to scheme but he cannot win! And how wonderful that your first trip will be to visit Andrew & Barb. May God bless this visit, using it to His glory in each of your lives! xo
Oh I do hope we get to meet them and give gentle hugs!
Sarah Geringer says
So happy you’re settling in. I love seeing your photos on IG!
Sarah – it’s been fun. A lot of terribly hard work but the reward has been worth it.
I love the ways that God is bringing such fullness to your #oneword of REAP. Even to that sowing of kindness with the buyers. His ways are so true and just! You are living that reaping, even in the midst of this move. Blessings to you along the way!!
And, BettieG, prayers for a resolution of medications for you. Love.
Jeanne Takenaka says
Susan, you’ve made some big changes this year! And to travel with your love, what a fun season for you both. If you make it to NM, are you coming to CO? I’d love to see you if you’re near my neck of the woods. 😉
Jeanne, I am making a list and checking it twice. You’re on it. CO Springs, right?
Glad things are becoming more settled in the flat, which means you and Lowell are becoming more settled. Reading about you adventure has been fun. The doing of getting there is another thing. Ha
Writing about it and reading it has been the EASY part. LOL
Debbie Putman says
I love all the pictures and updates of the progress you’re making on your flat. Praying for your trip to see Andrew is a blessing to all. Give him my love.
Debbie, thank you. We are having a great time!
Oh my, what a wonderful word God has given you to focus on this year, for the season you are in!
Lynn, it was so sure, when He said, “REAP.”
Merry Geary says
I think we all felt like we were “taking the ride” along with you as you traveled back and forth from country home to flat but the journey has been well worth it and now you can settle back and start to enjoy the coming remainder of your life a little more leisurely. As we age it is time to reflect on what was and what is knew to come. You will have many great “traveling” memories to share and I look forward to that road ahead. God will certainly be your co-pilot. Glad you can get the glitch straightened out with the new buyers. Never a dull moment when you sell an older homestead as you found out. Hugs to you both, Merry
Hey Merry! Today we spent in Morganton – we visited and trolled Steele Creek Family Campground and then tried to find the restaurant where the four of us ate but GPS lady took us to another on the Catawba River – I cannot think of name of it but it was very good. Sam was welcome on the lower deck and we enjoyed a great meal overlooking the “Greenway.” xo
Crystal Twaddell says
Having sold our house about 8 months ago, my husband and I had conversations about this very thing…wondering if the buyers would come back and be less enthusiastic about their purchase because they wanted a guarantee that nothing would go wrong with the house after they moved in. Of course, no such guarantee can be given, but we have prayed that this new home would be a blessing to them. I’m so glad to hear you are enjoying this big adventure, and “Reap” becomes a more beautiful and richer word the older we get if we’ve been intentional.
Crystal, “IF WE’VE BEEN INTENTIONAL.” Oh, good point. We have. xo