Sorry for no blog posts this week. It has been busy and stress filled, and there have been things each day this week that have kept me away from home and blogging (and I have the laundry that needs folding/ironing to prove it!) Today will find me rangling dust bunnies and trying to make some headway in the disaster that is my house!!!
It has also been a really stressful week in dealing with our old house - we moved out of it about 18 months ago due to DH's job change. We have been trying to negotiate a short sale of it due to the market value having dropped so low and that hasn't been very sucessful. The mortgage is underwater, by a lot, and there is no way we can sell it, nor can we afford to keep it. The process is frustrating and the bank has already been so slow to act that we have lost one buyer (with a super offer) already. We received another offer this week - much lower - and just don't know how it is all going to pan out. I do ask for and covet your prayers in this situation as it is wearing us thin and I feel the weight of this all day, every day. After 18 months of dealing with this, I have just about had it. (Yes, you guessed it...this is all part of my need for transparency!) This is a situation we never, in a million years, dreamed we would be facing and it is completely overwhelming at times. But I am steadfast in my knowledge that God is in control and all of this is part of His plan. Thank you, dear blog friends for your prayers in advance.
I am clinging to:
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future."
~ Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)