As I looked up....
Meanwhile, back at the ranch (literally, the brick ranch), I set about sharpening my plan, our finances and my search.
In addition to creating wedding flowers,
and hosting Garden Room Sales in our sunroom,
In the midst of all of this, I would hear about other places opening up. Places that I've since been blessed to provide flowers to for wonderful couples and beautiful weddings.
(a property that was purchased, but had not hit the real estate listings sites)
(a property that had been in the same family for
generations. Photo from their facebook page)
In December of 2012, 1 1/2 years after our offer on what I believed to be the most perfect place, we received a call from one of the owners. The wife. She told me that they had to sell. They were going to list the house in the spring. The house would again be in short sale. What we had offered in the past was the ball park of what they had in mind for price and... that their marriage of 30 years was on the brink of ruin. I prayed with the lady on the other end of the line. We prayed about her marriage. We prayed about her home. We prayed together and cried together. I thanked her for calling and I knew we would talk again.
...To be continued in one more post :).