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Post by JMG » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:23 am

“Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head.” I am trying to keep this verse close to my head and heart.

My Papaw died about 12 years ago. He was the greatest and most hard working man I've ever known. He loved my Mamaw like no man I've ever seen love a woman. My Mamaw passed away this past year. Though a wonderful, godly, and encouraging woman until the day she died she never was quite the same after he passed. They were the best example of a godly marriage I could have been blessed to know. They lived in the same house together for over 60 years. They both took their last breath and went to see Jesus from that home. My grandfather built it himself.

Now that they are gone, my father and his three sisters have to decide what to do with the house and the 40 acres it sits on. While there is no way possible for my wife and I to afford all the land, we expressed our interest in buying the house and front few acres of land (which would also include my Papaw's shop and barn). It would mean the absolute world to me to own my grandfather's house. I have a literal lifetime of memories in that place and almost every last single one of them are wonderful.

My extended family is a large one and I was aware that there might be others to show interest in the place. Though, really, I only expected two of my cousins. Well, one is not interested and the other was only interested if it fell inside a certain school district, which it does not, so he pulled his hat from the ring. This was good news for us. However, I found one other cousin, a girl, and her husband, has said they are interested in buying it. He's a make-believe farm boy and says he wants more land to put cows on. Their current house is huge and very fancy. They just put in a new swimming pool. Their land has a stocked pond, etc... Apparently, they said they have been thinking of "downsizing".

The guy, my CIL, I guess, is not a bad guy and I think I'm making him out to sound that way. He is a bit pretentious and can be arrogant, but all in all he's an ok fella. But...he's no George. I know I'm archaic in my ways, but I am the last surviving male George and it seems right for me, having spent nearly my entire childhood at my grandparent's to have first shot at the place. However, I also know that in the end this is a business deal and that I can not fault my aunts if they decide to sell the entire place as one piece (my dad is very hands off with this process and is just going along with the girls...I can't really say I blame him). If this turns out to be the case, there is no way I can compete financially with my cousin and her husband (a computer programmer, or some such).

My wife and I have not had a place to come back to in many, many years. This is no one's fault. We signed up for this and knew it to be part of the deal. However, I would be lying through my teeth if I said that having my Papaw's place wouldn't mean the world to me. I'm not sure how to ask for prayer here. I feel bad asking for the deal not to work out for my cousin, but that's probably the only way for it to work out for us. I guess, I'm asking for prayers that I would be able to accept God's decision with an attitude that glorifies Him and is absent of bitterness even if it doesn't go my way.

Sorry for writing so much. It's a bit therapeutic to put this down.
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Re: A home...

Post by Goose55 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:28 am

Well, let's hope that family can make a good deal for you so your wishes come true.
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Re: A home...

Post by Fainn » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:37 am

If God can answer my prayers after the way I treated him, surely he has something good in store for you. Praying.
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Re: A home...

Post by FredS » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:45 am

prayed
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Re: A home...

Post by cpd2186 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:55 am

FredS wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:45 am
prayed

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Re: A home...

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:14 am

Praying now
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Re: A home...

Post by Adam Z » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:09 pm

Praying for you - that you would be content in whatever His will is in this situation.
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Re: A home...

Post by wosbald » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:17 pm

+JMJ+
cpd2186 wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:55 am
FredS wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:45 am
prayed

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Re: A home...

Post by hugodrax » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:20 pm

Adam Z wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:09 pm
Praying for you - that you would be content in whatever His will is in this situation.
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Post by DepartedLight » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:47 pm

... amen
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Post by Winton » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:26 pm

I also agree with the prayer for contentment.

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Post by JimVH » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:03 pm

Praying, bud.

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Re: A home...

Post by Hovannes » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:07 pm

JimVH wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Praying, bud.
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Post by GaryInVA » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:39 pm

Praying now.
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Re: A home...

Post by vwdeano » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:02 pm

praying...
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Post by MrPiper » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:49 pm

Praying for you. God's will is amazingly best but sometimes seems not to be so in the immediate here and now.

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Post by Sir Moose » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:03 pm

Praying
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Post by sweetandsour » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:24 am

Hovannes wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:07 pm
JimVH wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Praying, bud.
Yep, praying, bud. I really hope it works out for y'all, just based on your sentiment. But really just praying that God will take care of you guys in all ways both in PNG and Miss..
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Re: A home...

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:09 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:24 am
Hovannes wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:07 pm
JimVH wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Praying, bud.
Yep, praying, bud. I really hope it works out for y'all, just based on your sentiment. But really just praying that God will take care of you guys in all ways both in PNG and Miss..
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Re: A home...

Post by rgcurrey » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:05 pm

Praying for all involved to rely on God's wisdom in this, but, also praying it works out for you.
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