Sunday, March 20, 2011

so be it

Dear hubby and I have lived in our house for a long time.  Me, since our marriage; him, for many years before that.  His ex-wife put up some of the wallpaper from what I understand.  Home improvements have always been pretty low on the priority list. Money has been scarce much of the time.  Outward appearances aren't a big thing, and we have been reluctant to pour money in when the return was uncertain.  In any case, it is under-sized and over-filled. We have looked at other options during the years, but nothing appeared that was in our price range, etc.

Monday after Mass, I was chatting with a friend, and she told me that she and her husband had taken a ride to another parish on Sunday and then stopped to see a piece of property on the way (above).  As she described it, it sounded interesting to me.  She said that they would never afford it.  However, there is a transaction in the works that may possibly make it feasible for dear hubby and I.  I found it on the internet, looked it up,. mentioned it dear hubby.  He liked the sound of it, and mentioned it to his real estate guy.  Friday evening, DH and one child and I rode out to see it. We really liked what we saw. Saturday morning, our real estate guy met us, we looked around, and signed an offer that afternoon. 

We are excited about the potential, but trust that God will put us where we are supposed to be.  If it works out, it works out.  If not.  So be it.  Almost all traces of previous habitation had been removed, but as we looked around, I ran across this in one of the buildings: 

It's St. Joseph.  Not sure exactly why he is there.  I didn't realize until today that St. Joseph's feast day was Saturday.  Perhaps I should ask St. Joseph's intercession?

Speaking of feast days, my sweet little Godchild turned three on Saturday.  I think he is about as cute as they come.  Although my 3 siblings and I all have blue eyes, he is the only blue-eyed grandchild of the six grand kids.  Happy Birthday!

St. Joseph, pray for us!


  1. Love that house, and St. Joseph? BONUS! Adorable Godchild!

  2. That house is gorgeous! Maybe St. Joseph is already intervening?

  3. That house looks great and your little godchild is so adorable I want to hug him. Kids are so interesting.