We got a wonderful surprise the other night. Bill’s mom took us out to dinner and delivered some awesome news about a decision she made that would affect Bill and me.
Since Bill’s brother died at Thanksgiving, that meant that the money she was leaving as an inheritance to the two of them would no longer be divided – all of it would now go to Bill.
So she said that rather than waiting till she died, which could be 20 years from now, she would like to see him use the money now.
So she wants us to buy a house and use the inheritance money for a down payment. But here’s the staggering news – the amount of the inheritance is $100,000!!! So that would mean that we wouldn’t have to borrow very much money from the bank at all and our mortgage payments would definitely be lower than what we’re paying in rent now.
Isn’t that awesome? We are so excited. But here’s the thing. We can’t get TOO excited, or our bipolar disorder will suffer. I’m ok, but I’m afraid my husband’s already is.
I caught him still up at 1 in the morning last night when I got up to go to the bathroom. I’m afraid this new house thing is going to keep him up nights, and he needs to get the right amount of sleep so he doesn’t go into a manic episode.
This is a really good thing, tho. And at a point in our lives, where we’re older, and we couldn’t have gotten a house any other way, because we’re both on disability for our bipolar disorder.
I can’t believe how good the Lord is to me. God really does answer prayers. Most of all, I’m grateful for His love for me, but I’m so grateful for the decision Bill’s mom made and for her generosity, that will enable us to buy a house.
We are so enjoying house hunting now. It’s something for us to do together, and it’s so much fun! And we’re not in a hurry, because we’re not on a lease where we’re renting now. So we can take our time and find the perfect house for us. God is SO good!
Wishing you joy and stability,
Remember God loves you and so do I,