Tuesday, January 17, 2012

hope made sick

I was so excited this morning because I knew 6 different people had an appointment to see our house in Leimen. 6 different people! Juergen was to meet this crowd between 11:30-12:30. But The first couple didn't show up. The others were looking for investment property. They wanted a dirt cheap price, and they wanted it in top condition...ready to move in. We would need to put in a new kitchen, paint the inside of the house, and redo the living room floor. We may end up doing all that work, so we can rent the place. And my great hope melts. I feel kicked! I had a good feeling about that family that did not show up. Maybe they had a reason? Maybe they will see it on another time? They seemed perfect. We may need to repaint and wallpaper the old house. I’ve already started to look at 2nd hand kitchens on eBay. We will probably need to get the floor done & put in a new heater? I have an awful cold. I can not get out to shop for food. I'm really very sick. But I was so excited and now I'm very down. I'm not just sick with a cold, I'm sad. Poor Juergen, he had also been so full with hope! We really, really, really just wanted to sell the house. Now it looks like we must get it ready to rent out. More work, less money, and no closure. I'm looking forward to the spring! "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." - James 1:2-5 I'm getting ready to teach the book of James again. So true....so true!

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