I love the story of our house! I cannot believe we get to live there! We came to RMLBC the summer of 2009. We lived in Centerpoint in a house we would never be able to sell because of some structural damage we were unaware of when we bought it. We loved our little house up there. It was perfect for us but we were advised by many many people that we would never be able to sell it. And sure enough they were right. So, when we got the church we decided to move into an apartment and start the dreaded process of foreclosure which later led to bankruptcy. We knew we would never be able to buy a house for at least several years so our apartment was where we were content to stay. We both wanted to move to RML but there was never a way we could do it.
We were not looking to move or anything and in August (the day before school started) a couple from our church asked us if we would be interested in renting a house in RML. They had bought a house that they were flipping (it's a hobby of theirs) and they thought of us when they bought it but we by no means had to rent it. It was just a thought and they wanted to ask us first before they pursued other renters. Here is the 1st picture I ever saw of the house.
It's funny because I was ok with it. I was ok! And Jason's biggest set back on getting a house was the yard. Notice they had pulled that up! HA! So I told him, "You can't complain about the yard work... There is none!" I didn't even think they would change the outside. But oh how they changed everything! And with every change we were so extremely shocked. I don't know what we thought FLIP meant. But they flipped it! FLIPPED IT!
When we finally got to see it we were in LOVE with it. And it was so big. They let us help paint so we spent several weekends there. I just thought when our stuff gets in it will shrink. But it has only gotten bigger. We are so spread out it's just marvelous. We thought we were fine in our apartment, and we were. The Lord was good to us there ... but this is just more then we could imagine. And it's perfect for us. It's 5 bedrooms. There's a huge den attached to a sitting room with fire place right when you walk in, a BIG kitchen - so much bigger than our tiny one at the apartment. 3 bedrooms upstairs and 2 bath. Downstairs has a playroom and 2 bedrooms downstairs plus a 2 car garage. HUGE. You would never think it from the outside.
The biggest and best perk. It's across the street from the church. We walk to church. And we see Jason so much more now. We love it! We continue to pray that our house will be a house used for the Lord's glory in the RML community.