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.