My husband and I have been going through quite a long economic struggle,
having been greatly affected by the financial woes of our country!
Our story is much too long and detailed to even begin to tell...it started with a simple request for a loan payment modification but became a journey riddled with frustrations, disappointments, humiliation, misrepresentation and defeats.
Our faith has been put to the test during this time...as well as our commitment and reliance on one another.
Although we have been exhausted by the legal battles and brought to tears many times....we both feel that our relationship with God and each other, has been strengthened in ways that would not have happened otherwise.
There are only days left at this point that we can remain in our "Cozy Cottage".
We are making a major "downsize" that has required us to sell and give away many of our "things"!
But this forced stripping is becoming a wonderful gift.
The meaning of a house and its furnishings has dramatically changed for us through this challenge.
There is a sense of freedom and a feeling of freshness that is taking the place of our loss and regret.There is a resilient spirit and a genuine alliance that is filling our souls.
Although we never dreamed we would be in this position...we now know that was a foolish thought...for none of us know when our life may take a sudden turn that was never on our original map!
We are unexpectedly finding ourselves feeling joyful eagerness for the new vision God is preparing us for...
...even high hopes and giddy anticipation for what is to come.
We never dreamed we would be in this position either, able to feel okay about what is happening
and able to let "things" go so easily.
It has been a process, for sure, and it is not over.
How will we feel when we close the door on this house and walk away?
How will we feel in the next moment?
That is the biggest lesson of all...Trust in the Lord; minute by minute; hour by hour; day by day!
To go to Him first and last....and to stand firm in faith and love!
Needless to say...I have been swamped with the tasks that go along with moving...
and have little time for anything else.
But soon the dust will settle and I will be able to tell the next story...the tale of what is waiting around the corner!
And until then...here is my prayer for me and you: