my first place

i have had one of the craziest, most roller coaster-like experiences trying to buy a house (and i hate roller coasters. i generally run to the nearest trashcan and puke my guts out when i get off one…). while it may be a buyer’s market, that doesn’t mean it is one without drama, drama, drama.

as one place after another fell through my mom would always say “as disappointed as you are now, you will be so happy when it finally works out. you will know that the place you finally get is YOUR HOUSE.” i truly believed in each and every moment of disappointment that God is sovereign and that i would find the perfect place, preferably without monthly homeowners’ association fees. even when you believe something, its always nice to hear your parents affirm your thoughts and beliefs (that will be something i never grow out of).

its no new news to most of you that i finally got a house! its perfect. its not exactly what i was looking for, but its exactly what i need. its my house. its perfect. just perfect. its the one i waited for.

i am excited. i am nervous. i am so tired of driving to work that i am counting down the days until my commute is only 3 miles. i can’t wait to sleep in until 5:45 a.m.

i am also anxious. buying furniture helps that anxiety a little bit… it also helped that i was able to go take one more tour before they take the lock box off. the next time i see my sweet house i will officially be its owner and i will be moving all my belongings into it! did i mention how excited i am?


“rejoice in the Lord always; again i will say, rejoice, let your reasonableness be known to everyone. the Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

-philippians 4:4-7

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4 Responses to my first place

  1. Congratulations on your new home! There’s nothing more exciting or more nerve-wracking than buying a house.

  2. Ryan says:

    Congrats! How exciting! 3 miles from work sounds amazing. I am definitely jealous.

    Oh, and let me know if you need any help on moving day.

  3. Pat says:

    I am so happy for you Leah! I want to hear all the details of your new home.

  4. leahredwine says:

    thanks friends! i am so very excited.

    ryan-KK, LT, and her husband are going to hang out and help on moving weekend, so you are welcome to join if you would like.

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