Oh, hello, little blog of mine. I unintentionally took a small break from this space – but keep reading, it will all be self explanatory by the end of this post!
If you haven’t heard, we sold and moved out of our old house. We put it on the market in March, knowing that we wanted to move to another Chicago community this summer to get E in to a different school district. When we were under contract, we started house hunting here and quickly found our perfect next home. We negotiated back and forth, came to a deal, and signed the paperwork – excited to move on to our next home.
God had other plans.
Two days after coming out of attorney review (in Illinois you can leave a contract any time during attorney review), Tim was promoted. Yay, right?! Yes… except we were in this contract for a new house, here. And with this promotion came a regional move for us.
I panicked. We were expecting to have to move in to this new house, Tim would have to travel, and I would be home all week without him. I didn’t want that for my girls, or myself if I’m being honest. The other option was to break the contract and potentially be sued by the sellers, which is what we were expecting.
God had other plans. Again.
We were able to get out of our contract and received all of our earnest money back! His timing was perfect, and makes the next step of our lives feel like it was meant to be.
We are moving to…… DALLAS, Texas y’all!
We have had a whirlwind of a few weeks, finding places to live here in Chicago, traveling to Dallas to find a new home, visiting my family in Iowa, and somewhere in there me finding time to finish up work here.
The stars really aligned for us this past month. Everything has seemed to work out pretty perfectly thus far, and it just reinforces our decision to make this move. We are excited for the next chapter – which includes so many changes for us, not just geographically, but we are ready to take them head-on and make the best of it. Life is a journey, and we are most certainly enjoying the ride.