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Sunday, May 20, 2012

For Where You Go, I Will Go

I have spent several mornings reading the book of Ruth. She was amazingly courageous. She left behind her home and family for something unknown.

I have a praise report. Our house has sold!!!

As I write this we have approximately 34 days to find a home. So far house hunting has been frustrating. In Arizona the housing market has dropped so low that the investors are once again arriving in droves and snatching up houses mere hours after they are put on the market. We found one house. Even though it was a real fixer upper we thought it was “the one”. But alas it was not to be. I allowed myself a bit of chocolate and one hour of sulking yesterday. So now we begin to look again. The situation at times leaves me to wonder if something like this is in my future:

I have handed everything over to God on a silver platter. I know He wants the best for my family.

In the meantime I live each day in faith. I am keeping my spirits up and am ever hopeful. I try to keep my mind occupied by staying busy packing up the important things.

If you are led, we would appreciate your prayers.

Laura

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” ~ Psalm 91:1~2

35 comments :

diana said...

I have a love-hate relationship with selling and buying homes. Hang in there!

Karena said...

Laura, of course you are in my prayers! I love the image of your little bud in a box!!
Have you considered a town home/patio home?

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

martinealison said...

Comme on dit vous trouverez bien quelque chose qui correspondra à votre attente... Je cherche moi aussi une maison coup de coeur à acheter en France... mais en secondaire.
Je pense fort à vous et comme je vous comprends en admirant votre dernière photo!!! C'est une pièce très rare...
gros bisous à vous et bon dimanche.

Perfectly Printed said...

Laura, I have faith it will work out. Sending only good thoughts and prayers your way!

chris

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Congratulations on selling your house! I know that God has the perfect home picked out for you! Wishing you some peace in the wait!

Take care,

Trish

The Pennington Point said...

Oh moving is hard. But hard things are good for us and I love that you are seeing it as a time to put it in God's hands and lean on Him. He has the perfect place for you and I doubt it's under a bridge. :) You're so funny....I love the picture of the dog in the box....adorable. I'll be praying! Lisa~

It's All Connected said...

As interesting as it would be to see how you fixed up your home under a bridge, I'm sure you will find what you are looking for. Congratulations on the speedy sale of your home and good luck with the new adventure! ~ Maureen

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laura, I am so sorry that house fell through. Hopefully you will find the perfect one this coming week. It is such a Blessing your house sold, so I know the Lord has the perfect house out there. Hugs, Marty

glor said...

Yes, I certainly will pray for you and your family. Giving "it" to God, all of it. Take good care. Blessings.

The Boston Lady said...

Yay! The house sold! Gulp! You have to find another one! I know this is stressful and I so hope you find something quickly - sounds like carpetbaggers have arrived in AZ. Ann

Marydon said...

Trust! It will happen as it should in time, & all will be perfect. Believe in this.

So glad the house is sold, that has to be a relief.

Have a great day ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Kelley said...

Thank you for the sweet e-mail the other day, my dear lady. You've had my prayers ever since reading that good news (THE HOUSE SOLD!). The perfect place is there for your wonderful family. The neighborhood, the community, the new relationships there await.

God's got it all in control.

Love and prayers,
Kelley

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I am so happy your house sold and I will pray that "the house" comes to you!!! We are doing well with our move... we get the keys tomorrow, and moving next weekend!!

Vicki said...

Hang in there, friend! God knows you need a home and He will provide one. Of course, we all know He has a sense of humor, so what home He directs you to may not be the home you would normally look for! You're in my daily prayers...

Priscilla said...

When things seem too hard to handle, I always just give up and turn everything over to God and let Him deal. I'm glad you are doing the same thing.
I know you will find something, even if it is a rental for a while until you find a house for sale.
I continue to pray for you and your dear family.
I wish I could send some sweet blueberries to your sweet son.

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Just because we can't see the plan, doesn't mean there isn't one! God has always had a habit with me giving me exactly what i asked for- so just make sure you are very clear!!!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Redhead Sadie said...

Ok, so that wasn't your house. Maybe there was something toxic there or it just wouldn't have been right for all of you. There are a million others out there that are better. Be mad or sad as long as you need to, and then keep looking. We know how to manifest what we need, and you will. I love you, my sweet, lovely friend, and I am so glad we talked the other day. <3

All my love, Miss Jenny

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

We had 3 days to find our last house. Somehow we did it and have made it our own. It's been 8 years and we're still here! Congrats on the sale. And rest assured that God will provide! Good luck on the hunt.

Linda said...

fun to read, i'm glad you are packing the important things first. Will send a prayer your way.

michele said...

i am a pray-er, and i will pray, laura. i feel for you. have a sister who lives in florence, which area are you looking in?

smiles.

michele

Auntie Em said...

Last time we moved was 34 years ago and I said that was it! Renovations are almost as bad but just no worry over change of address cards and phone numbers. :D

And as long as you and your family are all together, then that is where home is so hang in there.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Prayed for you this morning. I did a scrap book page for all our homes...it was entitled...whither thou goest I will go, and go, and go.....

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I wish the best for you and your family--I know the right home will come along soon.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

You have my prayers...THAT perfect home will be there at the right time!
Keep packing.
Warmly,
deb

Tammy's in Love said...

I used those lines from Ruth in my wedding vows, "Wither thous goest; there will I go..." We went to Portland, Oregon! Fortunately, two years later, seminary in the rear view mirror, we moved back to the sunshine in the upper Midwest! The Lord will provide 'more than we ask or hope' and an even better house is waiting for you!

Tammy

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Home is always where you hang your hat and kiss your loved ones good night...not four walls and a roof! I have no doubt that you will make a beautiful home for your family no matter where you go! I will pray for you and send good thoughts and wishes! Angie xo

Lady Dorothy said...

Definitely will be praying! Upward and onward!

Amy Jo said...

Laura,

Isn't it amazing how the market works... People are losing their homes yet it's hard to find one. The market is pretty flooded here in Orlando. So it is pretty easy to buy right now. I will pray you find something. God is never late. He is always right on time.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Vel Baricuatro-Criste, MD said...

i feel for you dear, you'll find the right one and God-willing, it will be the BEST House for you and your family! God bless!

the language of design said...

Prayers for you and the family! Would it be possible to move near me? May you be led in the best direction for you and yours! Can't wait to hear about the new one!Hugs

Hope Filled Living said...

Setting aside time today to pray for you. One day at a time...being in transition is so difficult. May His angels surround you today, lift your spirit and give you hope.

Jill Elaine said...

Thought of you a lot over the weekend. Praying God will work it out SOON, and praying that you will have peace no matter the time frame God has in mind!

Creations By Cindy said...

Congratulations!!!! Praise the Lord!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Danielle said...

Good luck with your search. I'm sure things will work out just as they were meant to be : )

Danielle xo

daysease said...

Dear Laura... aha! I am here. i have been keeping up with your posts a bit better these days. I am so glad. I am praying for you, and am loving to "spend time" together in my days. at least this way, by keeping up with the blog posts. Congrats on the newest member of your family, by the way. hahaha. I hope you are well. HUG!!