Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I haven't posted because, well, there is nothing new. Ever since last Thursday when we learned that the property was actually deeded as two rather than just one property, we have been waiting on word from the mortgage company. They will now want two of everything: 2 appraisals, 2 loans, etc. This simply makes things a little more complicated (and a little more expensive.) I'm not sure how it will work out and am long past the point of trying to figure it out. If God wants us to have this place, He's going to have to take of it. There is nothing I can do but make my requests made known. I have done that.

Have I told you how He answered those requests and why we think this is the place? Well, then, let me fill you in!

The kids only requests - besides being able to get bunnies and horses and goats - was that there be a tree that could easily hold a treehouse and some parts with trees and some without. That beautiful heritage oak is perfect for a treehouse. And there is also a good mix of pastures and wooded areas.

Larry wanted something on the particular road that this one is on. That is a miracle in itself because it is a very short road, well paved, and easily accessible. I had really resigned myself to the fact that we would be lucky to get 10 - 15 acres. Larry was really holding out for a little more. This is 25 acres.

I really wanted a fig tree and a pecan tree. There is a big, fat, fig tree and several pecan trees. Oh, and pear, lemon, lime, tangerine, grapefruit, persimmon, peach, pistachio, apricot, cherry, grapes, plum, and several trees called "fruit cocktail" trees that have been grafted to produce 4 different kinds of fruit. They are small, but I can't wait to see that!

So you see, we feel that this place has been hand-picked for us. We knew it wouldn't be easy, but we also know that God is God and we are not. We know that he has plans to prosper us and not to harm us. We don't think He has lead us here to tempt us with what could have been. And so we are waiting to see how He is going to work this out. He's big and very creative and has solved much more difficult problems. I, for one, can't wait to see what He's going to do with this one!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I think you are right. It doesn't make sense that He would lead you right to the promised land and then say, "No, this isn't really it. Just kidding." Then again, sometimes we are thinking what a great oasis this is in the middle of the desert, when God has a fertile valley in mind. That's what happened with the house we had picked out -- right as we were realizing we wouldn't get it we were also catching on that we could have something much better!

BTW, I have seen those fruit cocktail trees in Phoenix. I don't know which ones yours are, but these were usually all citrus: lemon, grapefruit, orange, etc. They are SO cool! And hardy -- they even grow in the desert.