and some other things i found important were..
and jack likes...
close access to the loop
space in the yard
a great financial deal..( ie. lots of house for a little money..)
so the fun begins...the adventure of trying to make his stuff and my stuff fit together like a puzzle to find the house that is right for our family. (can be very agonizing..was much easier when i found and bought this house without anyone's opinions to hold me back..but i am sure that the Lord is molding jack and i..helping us to relate to one another in a more Christ-like way..)
you see, with the trade house..we had no choices. which was nice in some ways.
for my praying readers..please pray that I won't make this house searching thing an idol. that when my heart beats it will be to the rhythm of matthew 6. this has been a real challenge for me..we come home from house hunting and i lay in bed all night thinking about the various houses and the various scenarios..it is daunting. i would love to enjoy the freedom of knowing the Lord is in control and will do His Holy and Perfect Will.