The Goodness Of God
The Goodness Of God
Written By Virginia Morley
Eleven years ago, my husband and I bought a house with my mother. It was a large fixer-upper with a basement suite. My mom had lived in a small apartment-style condo for many years. She had retired and needed more to do. We thought we’d purchase a place with her where she could have a yard and we could have an income suite.
We found a great house, but it was a bit of a fixer-upper. As time went on, we fixed up the house and yard. We found tenants for the suite but quickly realized that mom didn’t enjoy being a landlord.
Over the years, mom developed some physical challenges, making it harder for her to keep up with the yard work. We thought it would be a good idea to sell both places, buy a big house, and build a nice suite for her. We were looking at all the options.
The logistical challenge of selling two houses with financing, moving, etc., was huge. It was overwhelming and all-consuming. And with three of us involved, ensuring everyone was happy was a monumental task. It was a frustrating process, to say the least.
Both of our houses were on the market at the same time, and we were trusting God to figure it all out. In October 2021, my mom’s house was sold, and the possession date was set for December 1st.
Again, I said to God, “You have to do it; I can’t do this” A few days later, I got a call from our realtor who asked me if I’d seen a house that came up just down the street from our home. It was a foreclosure. We looked at it that afternoon and made an offer the next day. We had the advantage of a cash offer and a quick possession date. The equity built up from the last ten years had given us enough money to pay cash for the house and the reno it required. Glory to God!
Part 2 of the equation was the possession date of my mom’s newly sold house. The new owners needed quick possession because their home was already sold. Again, Jesus made a way. They had the idea to live in the suite and give us until March 1st to find a new home for my mom. They were so nice to mom and very easy to work with. It was amazing! We took possession of the new house on December 15th and immediately went to work on the renovations. She moved in on February 11, 2022.
God made a way where there seemed to be no way. He provided us with a debt-free home for my mom and arranged everything we needed in the new house. It was a very smooth transition. It was a miracle; we’re so blessed!