I have been on an emotional roller coaster lately.  Between Papa Bear looking for a job and my parents looking to buy a house--in another state no less--I have gone through a myriad of emotions this summer.  I just keep praying that things will settle down and everyone can get back to "normal"--whatever that is!

As far as developments, I have some not so good and some great news to share.  First, the not so good news is that Papa Bear still hasn't found a job.  We have been very thankful for the freelance work he has been doing, but God has yet to open the door to something more regular/stable.  We pray that we will remain patient and faithful as we wait on God's perfect timing.

Now, for the great news!  My parents have bought their first home!  I am so excited for them.  They found their dream home on the Eastern Shore and will be moving there this summer.  My parents have given so much of themselves to others their entire lives and I am just thrilled that they will now have something of their own.  Of course, I would have loved it if they were our neighbors, but God didn't work it out that way.  I can't wait to go and visit.  My Dad has family on the Eastern Shore, so we'll get to visit with several relatives when we go to their house.

While my parents finding their dream home is a huge praise, the down side is that my grandmother, Pap-poo's, house had to be sold.  My parents and my family lived with her since I was in elementary school and they have been living in the house since Pap-poo went to heaven in July 2012.  It is definitely going to be hard for me to say good-bye to that house.  So many fond memories have been made there.  It has been a place of comfort, a safe haven from the world, a home filled with love at all times and the doors have always been open.  It is truly the end of an era.

On a bright note, the family that has bought the house (praise that it was sold!) has two children and they have been wanting to move into that neighborhood for many years.  I know that family will create their own great memories in Pap-poo's house.  I pray that the love that filled the house for generations will continue to fill that house for many more years to come.

God does answer our prayers.  It may not be when we want or how we want, but he does answer prayers.  He knows what is best for us and He provides us with what we need when we need it.  We are so thankful for the way He has provided for my parents and we trust that 
Papa Bear will get a stable job soon.

Psalm 37:1 - 7

Do not fret because of those who are evil
or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.

Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.

Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes

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