First of all, I am just so ecstatic about a new development in my mom's situation. As you may remember, we have her house listed for sale, and while we've had lots of showings, so far there's been no bites. While this has been, and continues to be, a burden financially, she's also been struggling emotionally being there, and really feels like to continue moving on with her life she needs to be out of the house...get a fresh start, so to speak. Well, we'd found a perfect apartment, still in Boyertown (only about 1 block from my one sister's place), which she really liked, included heat, trash and - one of her biggest concerns - snow removal. (The thought of any snow at all, and the fact of having to deal with shoveling, fighting for parking - as there's no off-street parking where she lives, and the general nastiness it brings out in the neighborhood would nearly bring her to tears). The only problem was that the apartment was available immediately, and she could no afford to pay rent in addition to the house (obviously). The owner had originally said he'd be willing to hold it for 2 months if we put down a security deposit, which we were able to scrape together and do.
Well, it's been 2 months already, and so far the house has not moved. But in the meantime, she's had other contact with the landlord, who happens to be a Christian, and they've gotten to know each other a bit. Earlier this week he came in to the office where she works with the key to the apartment, and told her that he and his wife had discussed it, and they wanted to help her any way they could, so they decided to give her the key and allow her to move in to the apartment awhile...RENT FREE...until her house sells. What an AMAZING blessing! This will most definitely help make the transition smoother, as well as allowing her the opportunity to move on with her life somewhat while we still wait on a buyer for the house.
God has faithfully taken care of her time and time again in the past year and a half since my dad died, and yet I stand amazed each time.
So we'll be busy over the next several days getting her moved and settled in to the new 'digs'. We are all so excited, including the grandkids (which is something I was really unsure how they would respond). God is definitely at work...now if he could just QUICKLY bring the buyer for the house so we can experience some more closure in this process - and I know that he will - in His timing, which I should know by now, is perfect.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.