The House Hunt Continues

Well, hello friends! I'm sorry it has been so long since my last post! Things have been hectic in the Pometto household, but for good reason!

We have been looking for houses, and are hoping to buy within the next couple of months. We are blessed to have amazing landlords right now that have agreed to work with us by allowing us to sign a month-by-month lease until we find something! They are fantastic.

Anyway, we thought we had found our "perfect" house. It was in a cute little neighborhood in Ames - brick, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, unfinished basement - seemed perfect. We had agreed that it was a little over priced the first time we looked at it, but last week they dropped their price by $10,000! We went back to look again, and over the weekend decided that we would put an offer in on Monday.

We made an appointment with our realtor (who is so wonderful!) so she could show us a few other houses, and then we could look at this house last - one more time - before submitting our offer. Well, we looked at about 7 other houses and each one seemed to confirm that we were making the right decision with this house that we had decided on.

We pulled onto the street and were anxious to get inside "our" house again. We pulled up to the driveway...and the disappointment set in. "SALE PENDING". What? How could this happen? This is our house!

Our realtor quickly looked online and it hadn't even been posted as pending on her MLS yet - so it had to have just been accepted.

We were so sad. We have been kind of moping about it since then, which is silly, because, although it was discouraging, we know that God has a plan.

I just told my youth group kids the other night that we often get so wrapped up in our circumstances that we forget to see how God is working in a situation. There will be something better. Jesus, we trust in you.


  1. I'm praying for your house hunt and for God to reassure you that he's got you in his hands in this and every aspect!
    Love you!

  2. There will ABSOLUTELY be something better for you!! Don't lose hope! That perfect house is out there waiting for you! It'll happen in God's time!!

    But I am sorry to hear you went through all that for nothing. I'm sure it's more than a little frustrating... :( Praying for you!! :)

  3. There's a house for sale just around the block from us :o)