Wednesday, November 22, 2006

big news!!

it is 1:28 a.m. ... and i can't sleep! so i thought i would check to see if blogger would allow me to post ... yay, i'm in!

so here's my story that i wanted to share:

well it happened today ... just like that ... snap ... done deal!

we bought a condo!!!!!

and it’s the bungalow type we really hoped to get ...

can anyone say "Praise the Lord!!!" ... and say it with real heart & feeling? well i sure can!

the day started like any other, with me drinking coffee and watching the Lord paint the morning sky ...

when leo got up, we had our devotions and prayer time ... and we prayed for a condo, like we always do ...

w-e-l-l ... today we got a call from an acquaintance ... one who wasn’t even sure of my name ... and she asked if we’re still looking for a condo ... i said yes ... she gave me the particulars ... what followed was fast paced, steady chain of events .... i went and looked at the place ... then told the people we’d take it ...

later in the evening, i came back with leo to sign the papers ...

if the paper work can hurry through, the condo is ours as of December 1st ... next week friday ...


can you believe that? when God gets something going, well it GOES ...

and can you see the HUGE grin on my face? and the praise in my heart? and the joy in leo’s eyes? cause that is what the rest of the evening was all about!

we are absolutely thrilled to bits and saying "thank you Lord" with every breath ...

end of story ... now maybe i can go get some shut-eye!






28 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is so wonderful.

I am incredibly pleased for you both.

God is so good.

jel said...

WOO HOO! that is Great news !

God is good


I'm happy for you and Leo! :)


Blessings

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah! What delightful news to read this morning, Saija. We will look forward to seeing pictures of the place!

Lorna said...

Praise the Lord!!!

Dancing a jig for you too :)

Saija said...

rodney ... we are are just tickled ... what a wonderful Christmas present! :o)

jel ... woo hoo for sure! i am thrilled to bits!

ginger ... singing hallelujah's for sure ... and we have a view of the river ... so hopefully my sunrise pictures will continue ... :o)

lorna ... it is great to Praise the Lord with friends! love the jig, you do it so well!

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Congratulations!

Enjoy your Thaksgiving!

Diane

Cindy said...

That's awesome, Saija! I'm so happy for you!

Jammie J. said...

Oh! I have tears in my eyes and goosebumps on my arms. The Lord really does work in mysterious ways. I wonder what the story of it is, why it's available now and wasn't sooner. :)

It's Thanksgiving for us in the States tomorrow -- I'm definitely thankful for your joy! :)

Maggie Ann said...

I am so happy for you and Leo!!! And to take possesion December 1st!! How can it be except the LORD bring it about...everytime you guys come to mind, I get a smile on my face. Glad day!

Terry said...

Dear Saija..I just came home from work and what good news to see that you have fianlly got your dream!!
I am so happy for you!!
Can't wait to see the pictures of it!
And God IS so faithful..saw that on David's blog!...Love Terry

Saija said...

Diane ... happy thanksgiving to you - we celebrated our Canadian one in October - but with this sale, my thankful heart continues!

cindy ... the smile has been on my face for 24 hours now!!!!

jeanette ... i know - God is so cool when He does things like this - mysterious things that just fall in a person's lap! WOW!

maggie ann ... it's moving so fast that my head is spinning ... but in this case, that's a good thing!!!

terry ... i took outside pics today ... and even in the dreariest of season's - to me it looks like a good good spot! :o)

Maureen said...

Wonderful news, Saija! Congratulations indeed. God *is* good. I'm so happy for you and Leo.

Nellie said...

I am so happy for you both, Saija and Leo!! How thrilling for you to have found a nice bungalow condo with a view of the river. Praise the Lord!(said with true heart and feeling).
I love the fact that an aquaintance that didn't really know if you were still even looking for a place was led to call you and thus be an answer to your prayer.

Fred said...

Yippee!! Congrats...I can hardly wait to hear more.

Saija said...

maureen ... it's nice to share a happy moment with one and all ... i am sill in this "get out! for real?" type of thought ... God's goodness goes beyond anything we could imagine!

nellie ... i love the way the Lord uses people and places that we wouldn't even think of!!! adds that "God's hand is upon it" touch! :o)

fred ... YIPPEE for sure ... we are still doing the happy dance ... well leo is doing the happy snooze and hoping no one really does ask him to dance!

Catherine said...

That is the best news I've heard in awhile! Congratulations!! I knew that as soon as you started settling into your rental, your new home would appear out of thin air. :)

**hugs**

Saija said...

catherine ... *laughing* isn't that the way things go?? i have started packing again ... atleast i already have the boxes and have already purged much stuff from move #1 - more to go of course - i'm still giddy happy - constantly looking up to heaven smiling at the Lord!

Mrs. Diamond said...

praise the Lord! that is awesome news!

Tim said...

WONDERFUL! ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.

Saija said...

mrsd ... my heart is so full of praise & joy, it's hard to sleep!

tim ... I KNOW!!!! we are thrilled ... this was the EXACT type of condo & location we wanted ... and there are ONLY 6 of these in our little town!!!! God just wanted me to wait a little bit ... :o) Praise His Name!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Awesome...and I hope it will be just exactly all you hope for too!! May it be quiet and peaceful and WARM this time of year!! Blessings on you both as you go to all the work of moving again!!

Dawn said...

Wonderful Saija & Leo! The rewards are great when we wait on the Lord for His timing!

Michael said...

Congratulations!

Fabulous news.


Take Care
Michael

Saija said...

elizabeth ... that's a lovely blessing, thank you ...

dawn ... *grin*, amen to that!

michael ... best Christmas present yet! :o)

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is such wonderful news! I'm praising and grinning right along with you!!!

Anonymous said...

tina ... we are absolutely thrilled to bits still!

Rita said...

Wow, Saija, I'm so happy for you and Leo. Can't wait il you've moved in and post photos. God is so good.

Saija said...

rita ... we "stand amazed" ... :o)