Beautiful Blessings in the Challenges
Love and Grace Can Always Abound
So much has happened in my life since last spring. It’s why I haven’t shared posts very often during that time. My husband Sharbel and I were in the midst of our fourth move within San Diego since we first came here in July of 2015. All those moves in such a short time posed many challenges. They also reaped many blessings along the way. Life can become so much sweeter when we realize that there is always so much grace available in our lives and always so many sweet blessings even in the most difficult of challenges.
There are always so many sweet blessings – even in the most difficult of challenges. There is always so much light even in the darkness. The sun is always waiting behind the clouds. Photo by Matthew Bowden from www.freeimages.com.
Early on after our first move from New Jersey to California, we received a message from the angels. It came in the form of an angel number that said “the transition we are going through would be very difficult, but it would all be worth it.” It also said we should be patient and that our angels and guides would be helping us through all our transitions that would lead to more abundance and that would also help us fulfill our divine life purpose.
We had quite a challenge to sell our home in New Jersey. It was on the market for six months, four of those months while we were already in California. Although there were two potential buyers, they were not offering a fair market value price. At the time, we learned the hard way that we did not have the right realtor or the right attorneys. All failed us in different ways, but they were all great teachers.
We then had to rent our home and had a year of many unpleasant experiences being long-distance landlords. The stress from that draining experience taught us that we never wanted to be landlords of any rental property ever again.
When we put our home back on the market again in June of 2017, we were older and wiser. I made sure to find both the right realtor and an attorney we could trust who would have our back during the entire selling process.
As a result of these more careful decisions, we were able to sell our home at just a little under our asking price within three months of our listing. Having supported expensive rental fees in San Diego and expensive upkeep and real estate taxes for our home in NJ for more than two years, we were so grateful when we finally closed on our home in late August.
We were so grateful when our lovely home in NJ finally sold at the end of August 2017. It enabled us to move on in our journey in Southern California.
Our rental lease in San Marcos was up in the middle of March 2018. So in November of 2017 we began looking for our next home. Our search to buy a house not too far from where my husband works in the North County of San Diego took us on a journey with lots of twists and turns. We looked at many homes, both resales and new construction.
We knew what we wanted. But ultimately, it was God and the angels who guided us to the home we purchased that was meant to be ours. It was not even yet listed on the market when we found it!