Saturday, May 15, 2010

It is time!

Just a quick note to share about what we are up to.  This morning at 10:00 we will be touring a property that just came up for sale. I went yesterday at got us qualified for the amount of the loan. I do not do anything in a whim rather I'm prayerful about everything. I have been praying for changes in certain aspects. The main change is the fact that I'm tired of paying so much money and rent for the building where I run my antiques shop. I'm over 160,000 in rent for the last 13 years. The overhead, insurance and everything else just have been eating up my profit. I drive 25 miles to get there so that is another big bill in gas. I spend so much time there that my house have suffered the neglect.  I have saved money always thinking I want my own building.
       This is where this property comes in. It is a house big enough for the two of us. It got enough land to build more if we decided but the main thing there is a 30x30 building already in place. I have been brain storming for a long time. Closing and stop doing what I do is not a choice. I LOVED what I do. I'm good at it. I have created a good follow and I know they will follow me wherever I go. I think that if I do shows that will be the way to go right now. I'm planing one weekend a month and the shop by appointment. As everything in life this is scary but fear is not from God, fear is paralyzing. Fear didn't get  me where I am, faith in God and his gift did. So friends, pray for me, please. My husband is not fully in yet. He is not the one with the vision and I used to resent that fact until a wise woman of faith was used by God to counsel me. She told me "Marta, you can't resent your husband for not getting involved in your business, he is supportive, he just don't have the vision because the gift and the vision was given to you.  Be prayerful and he will come along". I have listen to those words, today they will be tested. So I'm closing this post not with a heavy heart but with a heart full of hope for our future, for expanding the vision and make it totally ours. The economy does not scare me. We survived 9/11, Katrina, high gas prices, the war and we will continue surviving. One last thing, my brother told me not to mentioned it to my husband at this point because it will be too much to swallow. There is a stable in the back acre of the property. I want miniature horses. That will be later, I have to take it easy, I don't want to give DH a heart attack.
     Hopefully this is the one, I let you know tonight. His will be done on Earth as is in Heaven. Amen.

PD We toured the property and we made an offer. I cried, my mom cried, my friend realtor cried. Mr Ramos had a poker face but he went for it, so he likes. It is out of our hands. I will post with updates, keep helping me pray.

We got it!!!! The sellers accepted our offer, this is pretty amazing, so fast, so easy. We will have a home inspection this week, after that...I don't even want to think about it, it seems an impossible task, we got so much stuff, this may be a good time to downsize. We will have to clean and fix a couple of cosmetic stuff both in our house and the one we are buying. I do not foresee any major problems, I believe this is God's will for us, so many prayers... Thank you God!


Terry Lee said...

marta, this is EXCITING news, girl!! i am thrilled for you!

yes, of course your followers will follow you to the ends of the earth!

am looking forward to hearing good news of your gorgeous new place!!

congrats and as always, many blessings to you and yours.

love and hugs,
terry lee

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Marta, what a great vision and God will bring it to you if it's the right one. Praying for direction, T

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Marta, We will be right there with you. The property sounds absolutely perfect and I think you know in your heart it is, so things will work out for you. (and maybe the mini horses in the future! :)

Tara said...

I am SOOOO excited for you! What a wonderful change for you. I am sure it will be a little scary, but go for it girl! I hope we get to see pictures and hear updates as things progress. Have a great week and congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I was holding my breath. I'm glad it didn't take long. Good luck to you both. How exciting. Susan

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Praying for you sweet girl!! You are absolutely on target - God's will is going to prevail; faster if you listen to his guidance, slower if not, but God is in control. I've fervently prayed for things to happen for me in the past and been so crushed when I didn't get what I wanted, only to find out that God had something so much better in mind for me. Follow his lead, listen for his voice and know, even if this one isn't what he has in mind for you - his plans for you will be so much more!!

vintagesue said... will be fine. fine indeed!!!! change is sooooo hard, but at least you have all that faith. you have god. you have that strength to get you thru it all....
how many times have we moved? how many different places have i lived? how many times have i had to face change? i find at least part of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow....
you will too.
HOW EXCITING!!!!!!!! now go get that pony and work it. you shine.
dreams come true. you and tinkerbell.
have fun

Jacalyn @ said...

How exciting, good for you! Can't wait to see it! If you have a moment, please stop by my blog and enter my give-a-way!


My Grama's Soul said...

This was meant to be.....I'll follow your journey.



Anonymous said...

Marta~thanks so much for your visit and sweet words... Lola is doing great... and I thank you all for your support!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Marta,

Nice to meet you! I am blog hopping and here I am. I would like to wish you lots of luck on your new future endeavor. I know the over head can be a lot of money in the antiques business. Lots of luck in your new home-to-be.