Sunday, February 10, 2019

In My Father's House

In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
~John 14:2
As the day grows closer to when we leave to go up North and look at houses, I find myself feeling anxious.

It is so difficult to know what to do and when to do it.

We received such a good report from the oncologist that my husband is not currently symptomatic therefore doesn't need immediate chemotherapy treatments.  We don't feel as much urgency to move North as we once did.

Should we wait or should we move now? We don't want to wait until he is very sick.  But we have no idea when that will be.  It seems wise to move beforehand as it would be less stressful and we wouldn't have to settle on a house that is available at that moment.

When I start feeling anxious, I do my best to find a quiet place to pray, read God's Word, and remember His promises.  I know He has just the right place for us in the here (NC or NJ) and in the hereafter.

If I may be so bold as to ask, would you please pray for my husband and me this week as we look at houses?  I pray that we will have wisdom as to when, where, and what to buy.  Thank you.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Gina~

    Moving is such a hard decision, but I know that together, you will make the right choice. I'm so glad that your husband is doing well, and maybe that is the answer to your prayer. That now, while he is well, is the perfect time. I think that Heavenly Father allows us to work out and answer some of our most challenging questions. Of course you will be in my prayers, as always.

    Hugs and Much Love,
    Barb

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    1. Thank you so much Barb. I truly appreciate your prayers!

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  2. OH! I am so sorry, I didn't know this, Gina, while not blogging I have missed so much. Yes! I will be praying about all these matters. You have shared about what you do when you are anxious, God has provided the right tools for us.
    Blessings to you, you are in my thoughts as well!
    Sue

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    1. Thank you Sue. I just left a comment on your blog catching you up on the situation. XO

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  3. Yes, will pray! Glad for the good news! Moving is really hard and stressful. I can understand feeling like not wanting to move so quickly. I also understand that it is so hard to know what to do in this sort of situation, with the 'what ifs/unknown'. So I will pray for peace and guidance, for open doors etc. And for good communication with your beloved and also with others. This is such a hard thing and I can understand why you would be struggling with anxiety. I am sure I would be too. a big HUG and prayers!!!

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    1. Elizabeth, thank you for your encouraging words and prayers! And the big HUG!!

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  4. That is good news re your husband's health, Gina. Life is filled with difficult choices and sometimes it is very hard to make decisions. I think you will look at all the options and make the wise decision when you have to. I will most definitely be praying for both you and your husband as you consider all the pros and cons. Take care, lovely Gina♥

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    1. Kim, thank you so much for your kind words and prayers! We have made a pros and cons list. I think we will be swayed by the grandchildren - especially Hannah who is 3. She loves her Nana.

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  5. Gina, so glad your husband is doing better now. From my own experience we found it was a relief to move when my husband was relativeley well. Now would have been too late. I will keep you in my prayers and I'm sure it will be made very clear to you what is the right thing to do.

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    1. Elizabeth, I appreciate you sharing about your own experiences. I know that makes sense and most likely what we will do. Thank you for praying.

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  6. Prayers for peace of mind in the weeks ahead Gina....also claritiy on how to proceed.

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  7. My sentiments echo the above sentiments. Happy for you that your husband is not needing treatment right now; that is such a blessing.
    You will certainly be in my prayers and may you have the wisdom and inspiration that lead you down the right path for you both :)

    ~K.

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    1. Kerin, thank you. Wisdom and inspiration are surely needed!

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  8. Of course you have prayers, and you needn't worry about being bold to ask. I send good wishes for his continued healing and for your choices as you make many considerations. I know it can be a tough call and you are probably right about moving when ill. And yet, so hard to make that leap. Sending prayers not only for his health and your choices but for the strength to make whatever decision is the right one.

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    1. Thank you, Jeanie. Our home is in good order and almost ready to put on the market. I think we are in good shape as far as that goes.

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  9. I so hope things go well on your house hunting trip. I'm keeping you in my prayers sweet friend!

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  10. You are doing the right thing, going to God for reassurance and help with all anxious thinking. Moving is a very big stressor in life, but you both continue to be in my prayers for good health and guidance for good decision making!

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  11. Good news to read about your husband! I think it is wise on your part to look while it is less pressing so you won't have to 'settle' if you were in a more hurried frame of mind. Praying for your journey north, the house hunting, and the journey back! Thinking of you!

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But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Maria Craik, A Life for a Life, "Chapter XVI: Her Story," 1859