At this year last time we had been searching for a house for over a year, we tried finding movement in Ryan’s career instead and had no movement. We were in a serious dry-spell and we were left feeling defeated. I had several “Okay God…something has got to move!” conversations but still nothing moved. There were many times Ryan and I talked about the three of us being a family was all that mattered, the rest was just “stuff”.
Did we want a house? Yes. But we were in a safe home.
Did he want a new job? Yes, but we had one that was paying the bills.
We had a lot more than a lot of people and when it really came down to it the three of us were the core factors that made life really worth living.
We had movement in our lives this last summer, we bought our house August 1 and we began to feel a new normal in the works. The house had everything we wanted, plus some. It was wasn’t where we expected, but was everything we needed in a house, and everything we hoped for. Once we were beginning to feel settled, fate took ahold of the reigns blessing our socks off once again. Ryan applied for a job on a whim, and soon we discovered they wanted a phone interview….on the day he scheduled to have off without even knowing about the interview. It was totally a God thing. A second interview happened and we were blown away yet again by the offer, the benefits, everything. We were blessed beyond our dreams. The company was very upfront about travel and the future that may be in store for us.
We got a good laugh at how He plans things, because the new company is literally three minutes from our old house. In fact, Ryan had applied a day too late just last year for a position. The day before he applied they filled the position. Had we gotten the job a year ago though, we wouldn’t have bought this house, we wouldn’t have the equity that we do. Funny how things work out just how they are supposed to and in hindsight things make complete sense.
During that next Saturday date night I sat cross-legged on the couch talking with Ryan about everything. That’s what we do on date nights, eat pie, talk about life and dreams. We were discussing the ins and outs of this new job and out of my mouth without a second thought came, “no matter where this job takes us, we will be together and that’s all that matters.”
I meant it. It didn’t have to give it any thought because when I signed up to share this life with Ryan, I didn’t do so with any finely printed details putting limitations or exclusions on it. It was for life all of its adventures that it has in store for us. Ryan is often caught off guard at how “let’s do this!” I can be with our life, and how when an opportunity arises I’m all about supporting him and watching him soar. There’s something about loving someone so much that their joy and success makes your heart soar. Their happiness is yours.
He asked me if I was certain, and without hesitation I assured him, I was certain – we would be crazy to turn down this opportunity. This was the real deal, a real career and this house, it’s just a house. There will be more wherever life takes us, vacation days we could come back and visit Colorado if that’s what our life called for but all that really mattered was we were doing life together and raising babies along the way. Our family was together, and that was the most important piece to this puzzle.
Ironically, the week after our big conversation and life humming with the possibility of future changes, I was introduced to Prim and Proper Signs; and had the opportunity to receive a sign and share it with you. When I headed to the shop, I had a tough time choosing. Had I been at a local store I’m pretty sure the associate would have asked me several times “ma’am, is there anything I can help you find?” at least a few times but now. But that was all until I saw the one that read,
“We may not have it all together but together we have it all”.
It was right then and there my decision had been made up. Well, minus what colors I wanted to pick for it – oh the options! I knew exactly which sign was perfect for perfect home and the timing couldn’t have been more ideal. I teetered on the decision of burgundy and cream or black and cream but went with black, because 1) that’s my default color choice and 2) black would work fantastic for any wall color. I was so excited for our new sign to arrive and I didn’t have to wait long – it showed up literally days after I chose my sign!
Amanda, was super kind through the entire process, and inserted a sweet handwritten note in package, complete with a tied bow. I couldn’t be more satisfied with our new gorgeous, rustic sign for our home that fits us perfectly reminding us that no matter life takes us, together we have it all!
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