Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Our New Home: A Promise Fulfilled

We've finally moved to our new home! Yehey! Praise God!


That's one of the reasons that I have not updated by blog for quite some time. First, we moved out of our remaining condominium unit which we rented out to a student. Then, we moved temporarily to a house near our real house so we can monitor the construction and finishing closely. Then, we moved into the house that God promised to give to our family around a year ago. God is so good! He has fulfilled His promise! He has been true to His Word as usual. :)

Most of our things are still in boxes and are waiting to be unpacked. But let me share about the things that I'm grateful for today on our third day in our new home.

1. I'm thankful that we were able to go to Mass last Sunday as a family in the church near our house.
Our first daily Mass as a family in the church nearby.
2. I'm thankful that we were able to go to daily Mass yesterday as a family for the first time.

3. I'm thankful that we have a much bigger house to clean and fix.

4. I'm grateful that the basic things we ordered to furnish our new house (like the new mattress we ordered from Mandaue Foam) arrived on the same day that we moved in. We're actually not yet done finding the right furnishings for our house. But we love it just the same. We're so happy to sleep in it already.

5. I'm thankful that we have a small garden at the back of our house. This is now part of my eldest son's daily duties. He takes care of watering the plants. He loves doing it! And I'm excited to buy and take care of more flowering plants especailly orchids.


6. I'm grateful that we now have our own garage where we can park our SUV (Innova). We used to rent a parking slot when we were staying in our condominium.

7.  I'm thankful that we now have a new maid. I hope she stays with us for a long time. She arrived yesterday afternoon. At least now we have someone to help us fix the house and do some chores.

8. I'm grateful that we found an affordable dining set at a mall in Alabang a few days before we moved in and that it was delivered for free. I'm also grateful that its design matched the design of our light fixtures in the dining area and in the sala.

9. I'm grateful that we have a service/laundry area on the ground floor of our house now and it can serve as drying area for our clothes. In our condominium before, the drying cages for our clothes are on the 5th floor of our building.

10. I'm grateful that in spite of our busyness in moving and fixing our new house, I am still able to work from home and homeschool our kids.
The vehicles and shapes Yanthy drew
on a Manila paper on top of one of our boxes.
Homeschooling while preparing for our move.


Yanthy's 10 spiders
11. I'm grateful that God sustained and continues to sustain me and my husband physically as we do chores at home (especially while we did not have a maid yet) and at work.

12. I'm grateful that God forced us out of our comfort zone to bring us to where we are right now. Because of this new adventure with God, we have grown much in faith.

Our family in front of our townhouse.

I have more to be thankful for but I will stop here for now. I just want to give back the glory to God for all these wonderful blessings and answered prayers. If not for His grace and provision, we wouldn't be living in our new house now and enjoying God's favors.

Let me share this song that has always been one of my favorites. This song helps me be reminded of the truth that miracles do happen when we believe in God's promises.


21 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new home, Tere! I'm sure you'll have tons of fun decorating and furnishing it. God bless on the unpacking :-)

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    1. Thank you very much, Joy! I'm doing my best not to hurry and stress on furnishing and fixing our house completely. :)

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  2. Amen, We owe it all to GOD. Congratulations on your new home. I'm sure the kids loves the new place. The house looks lovely BTW. :)

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    1. Thanks! The kids love that they have a bigger for playing. ;) I love that we are near a church. We can just walk to church.

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Teresa!!! I am so so so HAPPY for you!!! You and your family deserves the blessings and may more more much much more blessings go your way!!! Ahh, it must feel good to sleep on the first night!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Robert! Yes, it felt so good to finally sleep here 3 years ago on our new bed and house! :)

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  4. Congratulations on your new home! We really have God as our provider as He answers our prayers. Your townhouse looks good. May more blessings to come. -Me-An Clemente

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  5. First of all, congratulations on such cute looking bundles of joy. Secondly, on your house :)
    I hope you have a lot of fun working on decorating your new place... it looks great. And thank you for making us realise,how less we appreciate all the good things around us that often hold us back from a lot of other things...

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    1. Thank you! In truth, after 3 years of living in it, we are not yet finished furnishing it. We're taking it slow and furnishing it based on our budget. :)

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  6. Congratulations to your new home and in being good parents because of the way you are raising you child. Your kids are very lucky to have you.

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  7. You and your family are blessed! You all deserve it. Keep your house as home always. :)

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  8. This thank you post is really heartwarming. I'm so glad you found a new place to stay. Moving is really a big deal. But time with family inside it is so precious. Blogging can wait, and this proves that it's worth the wait.

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    1. That's true. Time with family is more important. That's why it took us many months to unpack our boxes! We didn't have maids for months and just taking care of the kids and homeschooling them took a lot of my time.

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  9. Congrats on the new home! This is definitely a proof of all of your years of hard work. Not many people nowadays can afford to get their own home because they don't have the patience and value of saving, so I salute you.

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  10. Thank you! It's really a big blessing from God to be able to afford this house. :)

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  11. There are so many things to be grateful for! Your new home looks amazing! May you have a blessed and fruitful life in your beautiful new home.

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  12. There's really so much to be thankful for. We often forget to thank God for the things he provides us, we only remember Him when we need something. I love how you put everything in detail. Happy for you!

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