Friday, April 17, 2015

Hope and Home


Y'all. That inspector's report came back a 42-page heart attack.

I have been knitting a Seed Stitch pillow in an attempt to keep the hope alive. I paused last night to ask Josh the question I didn't want to send out into the world: Do you think the bank will still lend after it sees the inspector's report? Josh said he didn't know. I knit faster.

But surely they will. Insurance agent and realtor friends have gone out of their ways the past two days to assure us that it will be fine. Good. Fine is good. Banks expect things like this with an old home, they said. 

Maybe we're overreacting, I said back to Josh. knitknitknit


Hope with me, won't you? I have a vision to establish a house of refuge... a house with roses and a screened porch and fresh-baked bread and fluffy quilts and reading alcoves in the attic. We have a vision of one day adopting a child who has no home. Of welcoming people without a place. There are dreams here of hope and home...

knitknitknit -Brin

(Later note: I feel compelled to add that, 1. A 2011 inspection report showed issues that had all since been addressed by the current owner, and 2. The Seller's Disclosure was beautiful and didn't note anything alarming. It cited two concerns, so we were prepared for some issues. But not 42 pages. Egads.)

15 comments:

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I'm believing with ALL HOPE today...
it is my own personal adventure too. Similar reasons.
But seeing your request for HOPING. reminds me--
So now I'm HOPING for y'all too!

Adrienne said...

Keep knitting, dear Brin. Knit because you need to finish your project. Knit because you KNOW God is working HIS plan in you. And in your home of hope. HE has it planned and your home will be such a blessing. I am praying with you!
~Adrienne~

Lynne said...

It will be okay, don't worry! This house has your name written all over it.
Keep knitting -- it helps.

Lynne said...

P.S.
Love that yarn. I also love the seed stitch you chose. Perfect for that yarn.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Sweetie. It will all work out!

Kacie said...

Breathe. Knit. Believe. It will all work out! ❤ ❤ ❤

Heather Keno said...

I just adopted my son and he has brought so much joy and life to my family. We are now a family of two.

It is encouraging to read that you would love to adopt one day.
Heather

Sherry said...

praying for this journey.. i love that you're wanting to bring life to a vintage home, and love to a child, and well being to those who are in need of a touch from someone who truly cares.

it'll all work out. i'm sure of it - and praying to that end.

it's really SO like our walk with Christ .. the snags and graces.

Rachel Meyers said...

Oh, hoping right along with you. And knitting. I'll make tea, yes? ;)

SDQuilter said...

I am sending you my power. I bought a home in 1995 through a VA loan. They, I have been told, are very picky. It was a very old farm place. Did I say VERY old? It had issues. I do not remember how many. Lots. I lived in that house for 11 years. I am saying prayers all will be fine.

Sue Neitzel said...

YOU are a vision of hope and home and this house needs you as much as you need this house! You got this!!!

Katie Stromlund said...

Praying for this dream to come to fruition. God is good, and hope is good. I'm not a knitter, but I'll pray for you as I paint. Paintpaintpaint.

Terri Steffes said...

We had a new home with pages and pages of concerns. I think they write up everything so that they won't be held accountable for what they miss. I believe it will all work out!

Lulu said...

please show us the pillow after you are done..its so pretty ..

Lulu said...

please show us the pillow after you are done..its so pretty ..