So there is this deal with the house and accompanying property that we have found. One day it looks as if it may go through. The next day, not so much. Then it looks good. And then not. My prayer is simply that God's will be done. If it is meant for us to be there, then let it work out. And if not, no regrets. To that end, we have done everything that we could do.
Tonight my dear husband called from the road. Apparently our real estate agent had called and told him that the other party had obtained a letter of credit from the bank and was doing inspections on the property. So it looks like it is likely that they will close the deal. His suggestion to me was to "go light a candle". We have done this before in impossible circumstances, and it has "worked".
We entered, whispering. We bought a candle (they are kept in the lobby) and then proceeded to the candles surrounding a sculpture of the Holy Family They lit the candle, and we knelt and prayed. St. Joseph, you know the value of a home. If this is supposed to happen for us, let it. If not, then help us to be happy with what we have. Help us be a Holy Family. We visited the Tabernacle, too, and said "hi" to Jesus. I will tell you that praying with your teenage sons in a dark church is priceless.
Thy will be done.
Editing to add: This house deal did not work out for us. But on April 29, we made an offer on another house - the "right" house. We closed on June 13, and made the big move on July 7. I could have never forseen how God would answer this prayer. There are pictures scattered throughout the blog in May, June, July, etc. But take a peek to see see my favorite housewarming gift! :-)