Saturday, December 09, 2006

Roller Coaster


You know that sinking feeling that comes when you are expecting things to go one way and then they go another? I'm living with that feeling now that the buyer of our house has backed out of the contract. In one way, I am really at peace with this; maybe even relieved. I am happy to stay some time longer in this house that I love with the neighbors we know.

We will have to do this again eventually, but for now we've had enough. We will take the house off the market and give my nervous system a rest. While I slowly unpack I am readjusting all my thoughts and plans. What we considered the benefits to our moving are now losses and the things we thought we were losing --we have regained. We will have to contend with the dead tree in our neighbor's yard again, but we will have a great new bathroom. We will have to live without a spacious floor plan for now, but we will most likely see Joseph coming around to offer us his assistance in any way he can.

16 comments:

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Suzanne,

How glad Joseph must be that you're staying.

I know it's hard for you but you have such a beautiful family and you'll make it through this....even if you get a little motion sick ;-).

jerseygirlmama said...

I'm so sorry the buyer backed out. That is hard to take! But, God has His own time for these things. I have had to learn to accept that A LOT this past year! You are doing a great job finding the positives and I will offer a prayer up to St Joseph for you to take care of all of this house business one way or the other.

In the mean time, it's time to get out decorations, bake cookies and maybe put up a tree! Merry Christmas!

Jen said...

Wow...I'm sorry the buyer backed out. But I guess there is a reason. I can only imagine the different emotions you must be feeling. God's timing is perfect, and I guess this just wasn't the time for you all..for whatever reason.

God Bless you and your family.

Jen

Kristen Laurence said...

Oh, Suzanne! It breaks my heart to know what you've gone through. Your resignation is a beautiful testimony to all of us, and so fitting for this time of year.

Alex's birthday present might be a little late, but at least I know what address to send it to!

Prayers from the Laurences-

Johane said...

I'm sorry that the deal fell through. At the same time, if it did, it is probably because there is a better one coming. At least you won't be spending the Christmas season in boxes (well - once you've unpacked! lol)... And Santa certainly knows where you live now!

Cheryl said...

Hugs and Prayers for you, Suzanne.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, Suzanne! I wish I could take you out for something warm and sweet to drink and then go back to your house and sweep those boys off to mine so that you could have a nice long soak in a tub full of bubbles! It is funny how we can begin to appreciate our houses when we are leaving them. And they never look so beautiful as when we are showing them! Now you get to stay and linger a bit, enjoying the fruits of your labors. And you've got some great boxes to keep those darling boys busy while you decorate for Christmas there after all;-)!Prayers for you all!

Theresa said...

Oh, goodness! That certainly is a rollercoaster ride. But you certainly have been able to find the good in it.I'm sure the Lord will bless you for your positive outlook.

Jamie said...

Suzanne, I am SO sorry for you. You will be in my prayers. This reminds me of a priest I know Father Rich Walz. He is a priest who has been in Guatemala several times and even adopted boys from there. (we are in MN) I asked him where he likes it best, here or there, and his answere was a humble one "I like it best wherever I am." For some reason God wants you right where you are now. May God pour His graces on you honey!

Karen E. said...

Oh, Suzanne,
It has been a roller coaster! But, as everyone else says, there are reasons. It's just sometimes hard for our nervous systems to detect them.
:-)
Blessings to you, and prayers while you "recover" from your non-move.

Jill said...

I love Jamie's line, "I like it best wherever I am." I think you have that wonderful attitude, Suzanne. You are able to focus on the positives and move forward. The boys must have an interesting idea about what moving means. ;)

4andcounting said...

I'm sorry your family has had to go through this again. I can't imagine the work and planning involved every time. You sound like you have a very peaceful mind about it and have been granted great grace in adjusting again.

Love2Learn Mom said...

Sorry to hear that - it must be so frustrating. We went through a similarly frustrating home selling experience three Christmases ago, though we did finally end up moving a week before Christmas (because we REALLY had to and we managed it just by the skin of our teeth!). Such a crazy time of year to ride rollercoasters. Praying for a peaceful transition for all of you.

Jennifer said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry Suzanne. But I'm glad you will have a break through the holidays (no showings!).

Suzanne Temple said...

Thanks, everyone, for your encouragement! It is truly appreciated.

Rose said...

How stressful!! But it could be a very big blessing in disguise, especially at this beautiful time of year. Good luck and God bless!