Thursday, January 22, 2009

Update : 12209

It's been quite some time since I've updated you on the sale of our house. Bad news first... it hasn't sold yet. Good news... there has been a steady stream of people who have looked at it and there are several people interested... most of them, however, have to sell their house before making an offer on ours... there are two couples who are not in that situation, but are looking at two other houses in addition to ours, and are yet to get back to our realtor with an offer. 

We continue to wait, eagerly and hopefully and prayerfully... and in reality it's all good news because it will sell when it's supposed to sell (and I'm trying really hard to avoid all the usual spiritual and theological cliches...)

We are doing ok. Christmas was better than expected, but still quite difficult at times. I really believe Nicol and I are growing thru this and have come closer as a couple. We have lots of work to do in our marriage, many hurdles to get over, many mountains to climb. But, in the words of Dan Allender, our marriage is worth all the fight and struggle and work we can give it. 

And, of course, Summer keeps us laughing and moving forward.

Speaking of Summer, I haven't mentioned any of her funny sayings lately...

The other day, when Nicol was putting her down for a nap, she asked her mother to turn off the lights. Nicol told her the lights were already turned off and that the light she saw was the sun shining thru the window. So what did Summer say? "It's ok, my daddy can reach it. He's a big boy." :-)

Nicol told her she was going to get her hair colored the other day and Summer said, "Hot pink?"

Summer and Nicol were walking out the door today and Summer said, "I know, I know. It's a hard change." (I have no idea why she said that.)

I was talking to her the other night before she went to bed, and she wasn't settling down, so I had to get after her a little bit (can't remember exactly what I said), but she said, "That's my point, daddy."

Last week Nicol and I were cleaning up after dinner and the next thing I knew, Summer had a wooden spoon in her hand, swatting me on the leg, saying, "That's not respectable." (No idea what prompted that one either.)

We will be traveling this weekend. Nicol will be part of a women's retreat on Saturday. I will be speaking on Sunday evening and Nicol will be singing then too. Would appreciate your prayers for all of that. 

We also need your prayers regarding the sale of our house... especially that we would trust God's timing... which is such a difficult thing, but He knows what is best.

Pray for safety and protection over us as a family and for our marriage, that we would continue to grow in oneness and that God's purposes for marriage would be manifested in our relationship.

Pray for Summer... that God would stir her heart at a very young age with a desire for Him and that she would realize her need for Jesus.

Pray for me as January comes to a close... that I will catch a glimpse of what God has for us in 2009. 


THAT GIRL said...

Praying for you and your family.

"I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling..." Eph 1:18

KK said...

Praying believing prayers that your home will sell. Rely on HIS timing, something we had to do when the 3 kids each had 2 homes and desperately needed to sell one of them! HE did answer our prayers in HIS time and we are very grateful.
These kids do say 'the darndest things'. If only we had a way to 'know' what they mean by some of these things?!?
Praying for a wonderful weekend for your family.
Blessings always and continued prayers on your behalf,
Matthew 21:22

Hope James Wilson said...

Lifted you & your family up in prayer just now...

Julie Doody said...

As ALWAYS, you are all in my thought and prayers!!

Love in Christ, Julie D.

Maggy said...

Prayers for you and your family.

Blameless said...

Your family is in my prayers. Through our losses, we have learned to love more deeply and live more fully. Pain reminds us of our need for Christ. Only He can close up those types of wounds.

I pray that the Lord would continue to reveal Himself in mighty ways to you and your family.

God Bless,

Joy G said...

Every time I see the pictures of your son (you're on my Favorites tab), it brings tears because he's so precious and perfect. Your hope deferred I'm sure is still so painful. I am praying for your little family!

Joy Goheen

MMandm said...

I absolutely love to listen to Nicol sing and I think of your family every time I do! I'm glad to find your blog....I follow Angie's, and I have grown to love your families....I wanted to check in on yall - that may sound weird since we've never met, but for some reason you have been heavy on my heart lately. You are in our prayers always.
Martha R.

Kelli said...

Praying for you all!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing the story of Luke with the world. He has touched me heart!

Angie said...

Prayers from Tampa, Fl

Wibeche og Rune said...

This is my first time I visit your blog and you have a wonderful blog.
And a beautiful family.

I will pray for you.


queenoftheclick said...

I always like stopping by your blog because even though you both have been through so much this past year, you still look with hope to the future.

It's beautiful that you asked for prayers for your marriage. I'll be praying for you, Nicol and Summer.


Susie (So Blessed) said...

Praying for all of you...


Angie said...

The bracelet came in the mail today! Thank you so much!

Channe said...

Just wanted to let you know that I am praying that your house will sell soon! Our daughter is 2 1/2 & it really is a hilarious age. Sounds like her & Summer have a lot in common. May God bless them with tender hearts toward Him.

Anonymous said...

Still praying for you both! I think life after SIDS is so hard, there are so many unanswered questions. Questions that others get answers to (at least they know why their child died)that was the hardest for my husband and I, the how comes and the whys. Hang in there, God always completes what He starts, even if we are struggling, the stregnth comes from Him to keep going, if you want it. It's been 28 years this year since we lost our 12 1/2 week old son to SIDS, and I am hear to tell you that you will survive this and God will bless you and Nicol if you allow Him to.

Jennifer said...

Continuing to pray for you all. Remember that we serve a God who is able to do immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).

In Christ,
The Evans'

Tara Renae said...

Hey Greg,
You all are always in my prayers! I am glad that you seems to be handeling life better than expected these days. We are learning so much from you-- trusting Gods plan and His timing in our lives.
Thank you for sharing your struggles and also your joys with us-- a constant reminder that even in the darkest situation God is there, slowly revealing His Master plan.
Question: I sent something to the Luke Sponberg Foundation and it was sent back. I double checked the address, so I don't know what went wrong. Is that still up and running? Please let me know what the correct address is. If not, I think I'll probably send it to Todd and Angie's house and they can pass it along to you the next time yall get together.
Blessings to you and your family!

Kristy said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!