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The Transfer – Half 1

Technically not homeless, however technically we additionally don’t have a house.

I nearly wish to let you know we’re wired of our minds and in a complete panic over right here, at the very least that’s what we ought to be feeling. However the reality is, we made such a loopy and insane resolution, one which makes completely no sense in any respect and my gosh, we’re driving within the happiest, most hopeful peace I’ve ever felt.

So, with all of the questions and so little time to reply why don’t I begin again in the beginning and clarify what’s actually been occurring in our lives for the previous 12 months and why we offered our dwelling with zero prospects for a spot to hire or purchase, why we threw our hearts at @utahrealestatepaige @whitneykimballrealtor and it ended up being one of many many greatest (and profitable) choices we’ve made. Okay, so it began with Nashville…

We Have been Going to Transfer

Effectively right here’s an issue! I wish to preserve telling you our story however I don’t understand how far again to go! I’ll say this, for 3 years now I’ve felt very strongly, extra so every year that our time in Utah county was closing. By fall final 12 months, I used to be sure that it could be our final Christmas on this home and I’ve no reply for you ways I knew, I simply had been listening a lot over time that it felt like clear data in me, we had been going to maneuver. However the place?!

We prayed lots after which some extra however nothing felt proper. This final fall Cade was once more ready to maneuver right into a promotion (one we’d by no means felt proper about earlier than) and this time it not solely felt proper however sure. We got an extended, lengthy record of locations from California to Pennsylvania and Nashville to Nevada plus tons in between and we started praying.
Now don’t get all loopy right here, that most likely appears like a lot enjoyable however the reality is, an extended record and also you get to talk up on the place to maneuver your loved ones is a large resolution and one which we took significantly to our knees. How do you uproot your loved ones like that? It’s scary, and thrilling, fantastic and intimidating!

We anticipated solutions and had been prepared to go wherever we had been wanted and will serve these round us, however no clear path aside from, you’ll be leaving Utah county got here.

Ughhhh! I used to be so tempted in the direction of discouragement!

Altering My Prayers

My mother and father attended the @churchofjesuschrist temple with us and I bear in mind telling my mother that I felt in limbo, a spot that’s actually exhausting for me.

So I advised her, I”m altering my prayers.

As a substitute of present us the place, I began to wish for 3 issues that completely made all of the distinction.

1. The place do you want us?
2. As a substitute of the place to go will you hedge up the way in which and present us the place to not go?
3. Please let this be one thing that we are able to contain the household in and have us all be modified for the higher via. Assist us all to develop nearer to one another and our Savior.

Nearly instantly, our secret hope of Colorado closed and that workplace was introduced to a different workforce member.
However I didn’t really feel something!! No crushing disappointment which was large!! So, I moved my coronary heart to Coeur d’Alene Idaho, my fav lake spot ever.


Nearly instantly we felt it, and work confirmed it- Idaho wasn’t the place, and we had been again to the drafting board.
I had no clue as a teen that life as an grownup would actually seem like fixed choices. Even what to make for dinner generally pushes me over the sting. Am I proper?!

One after one other our record of locations had been being crossed off and we had been feeling good to at the very least have a little bit path nevertheless it was nonetheless a little bit unsettling to don’t have any ultimate reply.
After the longest check ever, he known as from Arizona that he’d handed his licensing check and eventually the gears began to show.

We narrowed issues all the way down to both:
A. Head to Nashville
B. Wait in his job now and finally take over his constructing in Orem when his boss retired.
Our willingness to go to Tennessee felt so proper to let go and belief.

After which work mentioned, “Cade we want you to search out your self a substitute.”

Instantly Cade felt like calling a buddy, so with nice belief and a little bit awkwardness we approached and mentioned, “by any probability would you be eager about altering profession paths? Like, large time?”

That story is its personal miracle for an additional day.

Yet one more step of religion so Cade made the decision, and Nashville was formally on the desk.

As quickly as we had put it on the market issues type of went quiet from work and we felt a little bit confused and deflated.
We had been making an attempt to maneuver ahead however felt caught.

Utah it Is

So right here’s the deal, I’m a planner. A doer. Not an inventory maker however a life happener. And it’s not like I want it to operate, it’s simply that I prefer to be environment friendly and have freedom to go play and be glad so if there’s duties sitting on me I really feel like I’m not free.
His firm is type of fantastic and we’re loyal for ceaselessly however this was a 12 months of him gone lots and Peyton and I just about tackled life collectively. She was/continues to be a child however I’m amazed by how she stepped up. And I feel it helped the opposite children observe go well with.

We thought Idaho was it however rapidly realized it wasn’t. One after one other my planning persona was studying to be fluid and I’m so glad I didn’t push push push as a result of Cade’s work known as and advised us that proper when he was going for Nashville the admin in Ogden Utah was leaving they usually felt strongly to maintain us in Utah.

And we accepted.

So no California or Nevada. It’s not Pennsylvania, Tennessee or Idaho and even every other state on the record, and we thought for positive we had been leaving the state however you guys, my dad lastly discovered an necessary physician in February, and it’s right here in SLC, my household, Cade’s household, they’re all out this fashion and in a wierd manner I really feel like we’re presupposed to be close to them, or type of (they’re in numerous states nonetheless however all west coast!)

So an older daughter set a regular and our youthful daughter was about to unravel an issue in a single second flat. Our home…

We offered our dwelling with nowhere to go.
No dwelling to purchase.
Not one metropolis to look in.
No rental to maneuver into.
No household to go reside with.
Greatest mistake of our lives?
I bear in mind rolling over in mattress and whispering to Cade, “we felt it proper?”
And he whispered again, “completely.”

Promote Instantly

We live in a soul stretching, complicated, miraculous, stunning, insane second proper now.
It. Is. Nuts.
Cade can be taking up the Pine View Transitional Rehab constructing in Ogden, Utah so a transfer up north about an hour is crucial.
We began in search of houses that week, however with faculty letting out, me internet hosting an enormous fiftieth anniversary occasion for my mother and father and my dad having some necessary medical appointments that week we must always have been pumping the breaks soooo exhausting. However as a substitute we felt and nonetheless really feel now a
“peace that passeth all understanding.”
Philippians 4:7

Cade and I felt this urgency and absolute readability that we had been to promote our dwelling instantly. It was a little bit overwhelming and oh so dang complicated however by no means earlier than have I felt such a push.

Claire Saves the Day

An excessive amount of on our plates hit me on evening two and as we sat down exhausted our daughter was getting dwelling from babysitting and I used to be feeling it.

I blurted out: “that is an excessive amount of. We want an agent that’s the proper match and I don’t even know the place to begin!”

Claire known as from the kitchen, “oh Paige that I simply babysat for is an agent!”

Some would say it was a coincidence, however we all know higher than that.

It felt just like the home windows had been flung open and the calmest breeze settled in. Precise peace that might be felt.
Which was necessary as a result of we stepped into craziest, most sudden twister and @utahrealestatepaige @whitneykimballrealtor navigated us via all of it. I can not reward them sufficient and significantly, save their data as a result of I might by no means promote a house with out them (and we’ve identified loooooots of brokers).

Actually, they had been about to do the work of 100 in simply three days time with out one single phrase from us, which was good as I sat in agony at dwelling ready to listen to phrase from my dad’s physician appointment and making ready for the occasion sooner or later away.

When did we get sufficiently old to face the fact that our mother and father don’t reside ceaselessly?


We didn’t see a single home price in Davis County however we moved ahead anyway. As a result of that’s what you do once you’ve felt one thing, you begin strolling. And also you repeat again and again that you simply felt it till you not doubt it. That is the place you step into the water with belief and stand nonetheless.

Thursday and Friday we tackled medical doctors, Saturday my neighbors rose up and sacrificed their day to be probably the most unimaginable associates by rescuing me and we threw probably the most stunning anniversary occasion.

In the meantime @utahrealestatepaige and her workforce had been at our home placing a couple of touches on the house to assist stage it.

By Sunday Cade and I each knew, the home was presupposed to go up instantly, like as in that week, so Thursday was picked and Monday Paige had an unimaginable photographer despatched to do pictures and a digital tour adopted by a videographer and reserving of a soda bar and charcuterie for the open home on Saturday. (We’ve been advised a gazillion instances that it was one of the best open home ever, so thanks @utahrealestatepaige and @whitneykimballrealtor)


Not a Coincidence

By Thursday at 10 am, 4 days into the choice our dwelling was listed and appointments had been coming in to see the house.
After which Friday I acquired a knock on the door and awkwardly had no alternative however to face in a showering go well with, digital camera round my neck, as I used to be hurrying to shoot a recipe earlier than heading to the pool.

I’ve been teased a little bit however I’m telling you, and Whitney can confirm, I had the strangest feeling that this wasn’t a coincidence. This sudden drop in was going to vary the trajectory of our summer season.


A Man on the Door

I used to be in my swimsuit.

I had my little desk arrange with my bounce board and was simply styling the raspberry white chocolate cookies to {photograph} when Claire awkwardly mentioned my identify, “mother, there’s a man on the door he needs to come back in and see the home.”

I needed to chunk my tongue tbh as a result of my intuition was to say, “properly he might want to name our agent.”

Not as a result of I wished to be troublesome however I had a final load within the laundry, I used to be in the course of a photograph shoot and all of us had been in swimsuits prepared to go to the pool the second I used to be executed with the cookies. It simply wasn’t an excellent time. Claire’s associates had been all submitting into the home to go along with us and we would have liked to get out so all the appointments to stroll via the home might begin exhibiting up, plus the subsequent day was our open home.

It was chaos.

However one way or the other via the loopy I had the WEIRDEST feeling.

I Knew

We had listed lower than 24 hours in the past and had a pile of appointments already however as I rounded the nook to the entrance door I seemed on the man and girl sitting in a truck and knew they might purchase the house. So I allow them to in. Unannounced. Bathing go well with and all.

And positive sufficient, by that evening we had provides, theirs included.

And by Saturday night we had been saying sure, to that very one I’d felt can be it.

And searching again, particularly since I had my disintegrate, oh my gosh, what the heck did we do second, I feel it mattered that I’d felt that. I would wish the reassurance large time 10 days later. Like, large time.

I suppose all of us attempt, don’t we? Attempt to belief what we’d felt. To maneuver ahead with religion. However I’d be mendacity if I didn’t say that I had a tough day of doubt on a random Tuesday, two weeks in the past.

“What did we do?! We aren’t discovering something and possibly we acted too rapidly, possibly we had been too impulsive and didn’t assume this via!!”

10 days later we had been already signing our dwelling over to another person. Closed. Offered. Executed.

And never one home in the marketplace we had been even eager about strolling although.

What did we do?

So lets chat over errors?


Not the Plan

It’s so humorous how rapidly you’ll be able to go from, “We’ve acquired this!” to, “what the heck did we do?!”

We had deliberate it as greatest we might; we’ll record the home, it would take a while to promote, then an excellent 30 days to shut and we may have requested for a leaseback. All of the whereas we’ll look and purchase a house and transfer in so the youngsters have all summer season to get to know new associates and register for a brand new faculty.

We offered instantly and closed 10 days later. #nottheplan

We’ve solely walked via 5 houses, none of which we’ve been excited to see.

So I had my little disintegrate. My, hit my knees, lookup and query and surprise. I used to be even tempted to anger and annoyance, why did we really feel to do that or had I even really felt it?! Had we been impulsive?! Why did we promote with nowhere to go?!

Silence Every little thing to Hear Every little thing

When it hurts, it’s important to silence all the pieces to listen to all the pieces.

You begin again in the beginning and turn into nonetheless.

State the info and permit your self to recollect and to have religion.

1. We had felt it. We had peace AND urgency to promote.
2. The patrons from out of state had been there that very weekend and wish a spot asap. Their answered prayers had been simply as necessary as ours.
3. Monday AND Thursday the subsequent week had been an increase in rates of interest and worry within the market. We barely skidded into our sale earlier than panic was hitting patrons.
4. If we had been at present promoting our dwelling nonetheless there’d be further stress.
5. Costs are reducing a bit so possibly we’ll even find yourself in a greater deal than a month in the past.
6. It DID really feel so good and proper. And there are most likely different miracles we haven’t even seen but however most of all, I do know what I felt and I can not deny- it was proper to promote.

The Wait

Typically it’s important to repeat since you can not persuade your thoughts of one thing your coronary heart doesn’t consider.
Say it, really feel it, repeat it till it’s part of you.

Day-after-day is a countdown, sooner or later nearer to the tip of our leaseback and three children counting on us, however I really feel it. I really feel there’s a plan and a manner. I really feel there’s function on this. I’m already seeing it in our youngsters. One thing much more necessary to me than a house is the way it’s altering us.

My film title for my life can be, “The Wait” and I like it.


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