The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.Psalm 28:7
The Lord has answered our prayers. He has more than answered our prayers. After our discouraging experience in the previous post we decided to visit our back-up plan, our last resort – an apartment complex near Lahaina that allows dogs and advertises on Craigslist every single day. This place comforted us, to know that if nothing else, we would at least be able to live here. We talked with a nice, young guy at Sunset Terrace. Within the first 2 minutes of being there our back-up plan was shot. Absolutely no dogs over 40 lbs. Mochi is 45 lbs, and they require documentation of his weight, so there was no getting around it. After our bad experience on Craigslist and our backup plan being destroyed, we were suddenly hit with a refreshing wave of kindness. This guy proceeded to spend 45 minutes looking through Craigslist for us. Of course we had been constantly browsing Craigslist, but always with the “allows dogs” filter on. Instead of doing that, he suggested looking through every post to see what they say about pets, since they do not always check the “allows dogs” option. He was able to find us 3 possibilities that we may have never found otherwise. One of these places, just from a quick glance at the pictures on his computer screen, we knew would be perfect for us.
We walked into the house and knew right away it was our dream place. The landlord was so nice and welcoming. When she informed us she had 15 other applicants, our hearts sunk a little bit, but we left feeling we had made a good impression and had done all we could to let her know how much we loved the cottage. Our stomachs were in knots all day and we barely slept a wink last night. When we woke early this morning, we read in our inbox, “The cottage is yours!”