Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Truth Of The Matter

APP ~Tammy

Hello everyone.

I must warn you now; this post may be all over the place!

That is just how my mind works sometimes.

I actually have started and stopped this post many of times in the past, but maybe its time to actually see it through.

I think, the reason I haven’t been able to do it is that it would make everything feel more real.

But it is real, it is what it is, and maybe, just maybe, I will feel better if I just get it out.

I can admit that it is difficult for me.

If you have followed my blog for any time, you know I’m not big on sharing personal stuff.

Not that there is anything wrong with doing so, it is just not my way.  It doesn't come easily to me.

I'm the type of person that holds everything inside.

Verbally I shut down when something is bothering me.  This, however, doesn't stop all the things from rattling constantly in my head.

I am posting about this mainly for two reasons, one because maybe I just need to get it out, maybe reading what I wrote might make me feel better, and two maybe it will help someone who is going through the same type of situation.

Okay…

So here it is…

We are going to be selling our house.

Whew! You have no idea how hard that was to say.

But the time has come, and it is what it is.

For those of you wondering… Why???

Well, that is not a simple question to answer.

I guess the best way to help you understand is to take you back to the beginning.

APP ~Tammy

You see, years ago when we decided to build, we moved into the upstairs of my Mom and Dads.

We decided to start saving while we got some bids on building a house.

So we met with many contractors and everyone kept giving us bids outside our price range.

But we kept looking, and finally we came across one.

An older man who had been building houses for many years.

When we got his bid in, I cried out in joy, Yipeee!!

Exactly what we needed it to come in at.

Now on to financing….

We got turned down by a couple of banks, looking back now I think I understand why, but at the time we just kept looking.

Our contractor suggested a bank to try, so we did.

When we told them who was building it, they approved the loan.

It was bid at $155,000 and approx. 10 to 12 months to build.

Well….

Ground broke, the house was started and SLOWLY coming along.

1 year anniversary at my M&D’s past, then 2 years past, and money was gone, house was no where near finished.

Over time the bank gave an extension to $165,000, nope still not done, then $175,000 and when that was gone, it still was not finished.

By this time, year 3 was quickly approaching and the head of the bank met with us and the builder.

And basically, the contactor told the bank he wasn't going to finish the house if they didn't fund the money.

So they did, all the while Brett and I are thinking, What the Heck!!!

He signed a contract.  Yes, we can understand going over some but this is getting ridiculous.  But here Brett and I are, both sick of living in 2 small rooms in my parents upstairs, tired of not having a home, tired of the hassle, tired of everything.

So basically the bank told the contractor, just go get it done.

In the end the house ended up costing us well over $200,000.

And here is the truth….

It did cost that much to build it. I’m not denying that.

Our contractor wasn’t in any way misappropriating the funds.

He supplied us (the bank and us) with receipts for every penny.  And this didn't even count the out of pocket expenses Brett and I paid when the money kept running low.

Brett and I paid for most of the bathroom fixtures, light fixtures, and all appliances out of our own pocket, when they were originally counted in to the bid.

So yes, the actual cost of the house was what we paid, but it was the fact that the contractor so drastically underbid it, and in no way had to answer or take any type of responsibility for it.

To this day, it still makes me angry.

No, I didn't expect him to eat all of it, but he should have shouldered some of the responsibility.

Instead he and the bank treated us, like we had done something wrong… Ridiculous when all we did was get a bid and agree to let him build for us.

Come to find out why the bank bent over and kissed his butt, why they let him to do what ever he want, well….

When all the hassles happened, we then found out that our contractor and his lawyer son, both sat on the bank board!!

Are you kidding me????

Um, isn't this something we should've been informed about before hand??

And then a few months after we moved into the house, we heard our contractor died of brain cancer.

Hummm, did this factor into why it was so underbid?

Was the bank aware of his condition??

Was his son??

Don't get me wrong, his crew did a wonderful job on the house.  He didn't do much of the building, just the business part of it.  But looking back now knowing what I know, I wonder how much of this was because of his illness and how much did others know and keep from us??

APP ~Tammy

Okay, now we are all moved in and everything is fine. Yes, it came in Way Over what we had planned, but we were making it fine.

APP ~Tammy

Then approx 3 years ago….

My husband lost his delivery contract!

Yes, he is an officer but our main source of income was from the business.

Looking back now, maybe we should have put it on the market when this first happened.  But this is our home.  Neither of us wanted to move.  So we kept hanging on thinking it would work out.

And well, it has for the most part, but it has been tight.

Like wearing a pair of pants 3 sizes too small tight!!

Over the last couple of years, we have been talking about selling.

Kelsey has moved out, Mitch is grown, our youngest daughter will graduate from HS next year, so maybe its time. 

Yes, in a perfect world we would chose to stay.

But is it really worth it??

Living for a house, I mean.

That is what we are doing right now.

Brett and I used to always take little get-a-ways, we use to take the kids on trips, and now, well, we don't.

We just don’t have the extra money to blow on such things.

The stress of all of it is starting to affect his health.  His blood pressure has been super high lately.  The doctor put him on 2 blood pressure medicines but it doesn't seem to be helping much.  This has both of us worried.  He’s only a little younger than what his dad was when he had his 1st stroke.

We don't want to see this happen to him, especially over a house!!

We both now work for the company he lost the contract to, for a fraction of the money we once made.

He works all day, then comes home and gets to rest for a couple of hours, then goes back to work driving.

I drive during the day, and he wants me to go with him most nights so he doesn't have to be alone.

It is getting to be too much, for both of us.

Do I love my house? Yes and No.

I love decorating it, I love taking pictures of it, I love tweaking it, but at the end of the day…

It is just a house!

I don’t love it any more than all the other homes we have owned. Yes, we have owned a few over the years.

This house is just a place, a thing.

My family, fun times, memories, that is what I love most.

That is what is important!

APP ~Tammy

Here is another truth, I’m not even sure the selling of the house is what is bothering me most.

Well, that might change when it actually becomes a reality.

But right now I feel what is most troublesome is the unknown.

Where will we go??

We know we will have to rent for awhile until we get a game plan, and find another house.

I admit it, I don't want to rent.

I've done it before and I am not looking forward to doing it again.

I just want to be settled.

I want to be home, and never have to move again!

Plus we have pets.  Most places say no pets.  Well, I cant get rid of them, they are my family too.  So that adds a pressure.

Then I am reminded of all the half finished projects around here.  Those have to be finished. so there is that pressure.

Then there is the pressure of actually showing the house.

The keeping it clean and tidy because you never know when the phone is going to ring with someone wanting to see it.

And even though it may not appear like it in the photos I share on here, my house is lived in!! No, it isn't filthy, but its also not spotless.  I don't have time to keep every little space perfect for a potential buyer.  Which is something one must do when it is on the market.

Speaking of the market…

There is that pressure.

Today's market isn't the best. 

There aren't a lot of people looking for $200,000+ houses, especially where I live.

I cant sell it for less than I owe.

Lately, this is all just wearing me out!

I feel lost, sad, mad, frustrated, and most of all stuck!

As most of you know, I am a child of God. I believe in the power of faith, positive thinking and prayer.

But I shamefully admit…. I have been struggling with it lately.

Feeling like I am alone.  Feeling as though my prayers are being ignored, even though I know they aren’t. 

I know they are heard, I know answers to all my questions are coming, but at the same time the childish part of me, wants them now.  On my timeline. 

I feel like this has been going on for years, well, actually it has, but I feel like I’m getting to my breaking point.

I want change!  I want laughter, I want fun, I want easy for awhile.

I know I’m going to have to get a hold of myself. 

Quit swimming in this pity pool I have been in here lately.

Hopefully soon.

So once again, I am turning to my followers of faith….

Please say a prayer for me and my family.

Pray for strength, pray for answers, pray for guidance,  most of all pray for Gods will to be done in our life, and that we will see, understand and know what he wants us to do.

I guess, that is why I have hung on as long as I have.  I felt like, at the time, God answered my prayers, and gave me the house I wanted so badly.

I have struggled with the thought that if I sold it, I would be in some way turning my back on faith that God will provide. 

Time keeps going by, things aren’t getting better, it is depriving us of the the things that are really important in life, it is affecting my husbands health.

So, it is leaving me to believe that maybe God did answer my prayers and gave me the house of my dreams, just not forever.

Maybe I went through this journey for a reason.  Maybe he wanted to show me that a house doesn't make life worth living. 

Life is much more than that.

At least, that is what I am coming to terms with.

I’m not selling because I have lost my faith, I am selling because of it.

Life isn't to be lived on my terms, but on his. 

APP ~Tammy

So it brings me back to the start of this post….

We are going to be selling our house.

Tam

47 comments:

BumbleBeeLane said...

Tam~ I know it's hard.Like me you are a nester.Need to be settled at home to be settled in life.The not knowing is the hardest.But I assure you once you are resettled the joy and happiness will come back.You're right it's not the dream house that makes life, it's the love and memories shared and any place can have that.Keeping you in prayer sweet friend!~Amy

bayrayschild said...

Hi Tammy, I am sorry to read your post and I will surely include you and your family in my prayers.

When the 1840 house was sold and I moved out I thought I was going to go through a long period of sadness. Truth is I don't regret it at all. My family is so much more important to me than a house could ever be. I sold most of the contents of the house and I don't miss them at all.

You just concentrate on the well being of your family and the rest will fall into place.

Hugs and Blessings,
Audrey

WoolenSails said...

That is such hard decision, especially after all you have gone through to build it. I hate renting too, but sometimes I think of how easy life was, when someone else did the outside work, the garbage and repairs and we had a lot more money and time to enjoy life;) It does seem that a house is a chain around our necks, instead of an investment that we pay off, like our parents did.


Debbie

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Sorry to hear this Tammy! My thoughts and Prayers are with you at this difficult time! Hang in there! Take Care!

bettyj said...

Prayers for you Tammy. Remember God works in His time not ours. I am selling a house too, that I love and that holds so many memories. But like you it is time. I bet 2 years from now you will again have the house of your dreams. God is good.

The Bear's Blog said...

Dear Tam,

Breathe....take one step at a time. One thing, when that is done, the next step. You have to calm down or you will get sick.

Now is the time to put all of this in our Lord's hands. You are in my prayers and tomorrow morning I am putting you and all of this on our Church prayer list.

Maybe God is testing you. Keep your faith strong, don't let the evil one get hold of you. If you want to talk you can find my e-address on my Blog.

Blessings ♥

Beth said...

I will pray for you and your husband...for calmness, health, and for everything to go smoothly and well for you! God bless ya!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

So sorry to hear of your plight. This spring, my life has been put into perspective. As much as I love my house, I would be happy to live in a box on State Street if my son would be healthy again. You need to do what keeps your family safe and healthy. Nothing else matters.You will have a house again...a house is only a box that holds a family.--hugs, Jan

Cindi said...

I am so sorry Tammy. I know that it seems hopeless right now but I also know that God has a plan for all of us.I was in the hospital for 7 months last year, was in a coma, lost the ability to walk and lost my job and ability to work. I never thought I was going to get through it, I was sad, mad frustrated and felt God had forgotten me. Now 8 months after getting out of the hospital, doing a lot of physical, mental and spiritual work my life is coming back to even a better place than it was. I am so much stronger and so much happier. I have lost 100 pounds and am a lot healthier. God knew the plans He had for me I just had to believe in Him and His timing.
I am putting you and your family in my special prayer journal and will be praying for you each day. Thank you for sharing and letting your Christian sisters pray you through this! Sorry so long!
Be blessed!
Cindi

Prims By The Water said...

Sending prayers out to you and your family Tam. When God closes a door he always opens a window. I had to leave what thought was going to be my dream home, but then I bought another one in a different county...I may even sell that one...as any house can become a home...cause its what you put into it that makes it a home. Good luck and I know that most of us will be sending out prayers for you. Take care, Janice

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Tammy,as long as you have family, you will be fine. I know you loved the house but a home is what you make it. I stayed with an abusive husband for 28 years cause I loved the house we shared,finally had enough, left, didnot miss the house like I thought I would. You will be in my prayers, everything will be o.k. Blessings Francine.

Angela said...

Tammy, sending a big cyper hug your way. Sounds like you have your priorities straight and have thought this decision through. It may be hard but one you will not regret. Happiness, health, and family come first. You will make any house a home. Prayers will go up for you and family as you move forward.
Angela

Ellie's Country Accents said...

Prayers sent for you and your family.
awe went thru something similar. Downsized and moved into a villa when sons were in HS. Was a bit crowded until both went to College. It doesn't matter what type of house you're in. Was does matter is the health and happiness of your family.
Hugs, Ellie

janzi said...

YOur poor love, what a hard decision to make, but your family health must come first, and wherever you park yourselves, it will be home, just another home.. After all the trials and hardships to get a home built and then to leave a short few years later must be very difficult, but your home is inside your family and not bricks and morter.. so good luck and all our prayers are with you... all the best and hugs from across the pond!! J

Traci said...

Hi Tam.. So sorry to hear about the pain and frustration you are feeling.

I am going to keep this real simple

Always remember..."Love grows best in little houses"...."Home is where you hang your heart " ... and ... lastly.."When one door closes, another opens"

Keep your faith my friend, I will be praying for your family...Hugs, Traci

Bittersweetfolkart said...

I am so sorry to hear that Tammy .
All I can say is that I believe everything happens for a reason. You may not know it yet ..but in time .you will .


Hugs my friend !

Mandy

Faye Henry said...

Hi Tammy.. Isn't it wonderful to know that when your heart is full God hears and understands and is ever faithful...
God bless, my friend..

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Praying my friend, God knows your heart and He knows you are hurting, He will take care of you and your family. I am praying for oyu and your family, that you will begin to feel HIS Peace in your lives even as you walk on this unsettled path. I pray God will touch your husbands body and heal his health issues. God Bless you all Tammy. <3

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Dear Tam:
When I had to sell my dream house 11 years ago I thought the worst. I have had houses since, and then I found myself in the undesirable position of renting. I was alone with my daughter, but we found a house to rent through the church, rented in a big center when she went to college, and I found this little 2 bedroom pre-WWII cape 2 years ago that I could afford to buy with my house proceeds. It was a lot of years before I was in my own house again, but it worked out that I should be again. God wanted to guide me to this home for some reason. I didn't doubt all the years in between, and I never lost faith. It will be hard for you, you will cry, you will have doubts, but don't give in to them. The point is we don't ever know what is in store for us or why things happen the way that they do. But staying strong and faithful through a test will bring you out on the other side with good things. I will pray that you will receive the strength and the wisdom to get through the time ahead. I'm glad you shared, don't underestimate the power of the prayers you will have from all of us.
Hugs,
Susan

TheCrankyCrow said...

Dear, Sweet, Tam - I was praying for you when you suggested things were a bit out of sorts, and I will redouble my efforts knowing now the depth of your struggles.

I wish I could say something as eloquent as the others before me - but words are now eluding me....As you, I think I am struggling - Like Amy said quite aptly - I believe you are a "nester" - as am I - and the thought of rentals, losing a dream home you fought so hard to keep and filled with your memories, and the unknown, must be so overwhelming. But I do truly believe that there is a purpose here...."Farther along, we'll know all about it...." Who knows - it may be as simple as you and Brett stumbling on a home and a location you love even more than this home you built, or a year after you sell, this house burns to the ground because of faulty electrics (not something I hope for by any means, but I am just saying - we do not know HIS plan....)

It took a great deal of courage to put this out there, and know that we are here holding up our end of the prayer chain. Stay strong in faith and believe there is a purpose, a reason....

Hugs & Best Blessings ~ Robin

Never So Simple said...

My heart goes out to you. I understand the whole starting over again. In less than 2 years I lost my job my home and Ray. I have felt like my prayers we also being ignored as if I was being punished. I just take it one day at a time.

I totally agree about the renting. I am also having issues finding something that will accept pets. I wish I could buy also so I wouldn't have to move again either. Once again I just take it one day at a time.

I am keeping you in my prayers. Sometimes it just feels good just to vent even if it's on your blog. We are here for you!

Donna

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Tammy,
I'm so sorry to hear about what you are going through and how it is making you feel. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I do believe that things happen for a reason and that we may not understand why it is happening to us...but I know that God does and he will get us through it with whatever he has planned for us.
Place all your troubles in God's hands and he will walk you through this journey.
hugs,
Cindy

Joyfulhomemaker said...

we are a family of 8 hubby myself and 6 children we are on a pension because our children have disablilities, so not alot of money..almost 4 years ago the Lord made away for us to buy a home,in a market that was booming for the seller not the buyer, we have moved to a farm with almost 4 acres its a huge big 4 bedroom house and life is about a million times better and our mortgage is half the price of the rent we were paying...So take the first step trust God walk thru the maze before you and experience God in a new way..we will pray for you :)

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Tammy--I firmly believe what my pastor once said that has stuck with me for many years--if you are actively seeking to do God's will, it's harder to be out of it than to be in it--no matter what the circumstances try to tell you. In other words, when things look as if it's against what God has willed for you in the past, if your heart is still seeking God's will, you are.

I have learned this to be true from my own experience. In the past, I, too, had to give up the house God gave me, the house I thought I'd live in the rest of my days. I was totally happy there. But, I had to give it up--and I was so afraid I was letting God down. Looking back, I know I wasn't. He had bigger plans for me. And, in order for those plans to happen, I had to give up the house and move on to His next "assignment."

Stick with what's important-family and loved ones, and all WILL work out. Keep the faith. . .

You'll be in my prayers. . .
Hugs,
Dru

The Moonlit Stitch said...

You are the one who made your home so beautiful! Anyplace you call home will be wonderfully decorated and filled with what makes you - you. Please don't think of all the factors at once. Write them down on a list and then chip away at one of them one day at a time or you will become so overwhelmed! You will get through this journey! It will all come together at different points-will keep you in thought & prayer ~*~Lisa

Sherri Farley said...

Tammy, I am so sorry to hear about all your troubles.... How wonderful to see all the encouraging and supportive words from your blogger friends. Sometimes it just helps to put it all down on paper; that can be a healing process in itself. My thoughts and prayers are with you!!!
Fondly, Sherri

crownover said...

We lived and froze for twenty years in an 1830 stone house owned by in laws who promised it to whoever would take care of the property. Older, religious brother who could not take care of himself convinced mother with Alzheimer's that he could take care of her. We were thrown out, he sold the property for a quarter million, has lost it all. We live on eight acres in a formerly mobile large single wide, and are warm in the winter. I love my little home, call it "Tin Tara". I have only room enough for my most prized treasures, and appreciate them more. Downsizing is nothing to worry about, it expands your world. By the way, our eight acres is next to our former house. At this stage in our lives, I am relieved not to live there.

alltheseboys said...

Your right Tammy..it's a house. Walls...concrete..the memories, are all in your heart. And everything will work out! As for renting..I'm renting...and I was lucky enough to find the perfect house, AND was able to get Kaden the puppy he's wanted for so long! I so get wanting every thing on your timeline...not Gods. And of having a hard time just letting go...and letting God handle it! I laugh at myself when I try to control things myself. And am always amazed at the peace I find...when I do. Hugs to you! Katie

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Tammy, you are a wonderful person and god has a special plan for you. You asked for your house only to find out you would be killing yourself just to live in it. No home is worth being miserable, stressed out and ending up with health problems just trying to pay for it. Great things are coming for you, you just have to cross this barrier to get there. God has always carried you and now he is carrying you to a new place you just didn't realize this was apart of the plan. Take a deep breath the best is yet to come.

Prim & Proper said...

Tam,
I know just how you feel. We are a military family and we just got orders to move to LA, we own our house in NC but, due to the market we are TRYING to rent it. I has sat empty since January so we are paying for 2 homes. All I can say is that it will work out and it's out of our hands and the bright side is that you can claim a loss on your taxes. Keep your chin up and leave the rest to God! ~ Tandra

Brenda said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry!! Prayers for you and your hubby!!

Brenda

frontporchprims said...

Just like Gordon B. Hinckley said, "Get on your knees and pray, then get on your feet and work." It's just an Earthly home. The things you put in it won't last, but your memories of and your family relationships will. You can make a home in any dwelling. What's important is that you are happy and are follwing God's plan. Better things are coming in the future because you are planning for it today. We are all rooting for you and supporting you. -Steph-

Wonky Girl said...

From what I have seen of your home thru your blog- you have a lovely home. Have you thought of turning it into a bed and breakfast and group retreat? The big front porch is so inviting. Guess it depends a lot on if you live in the right location, that I don't know. But I sure would make reservations to stay!
Prayers said for your situation.

Penny said...

Hi Tammy,
I was so sad reading this post... I know how you love your house, and how difficult this situation must be for you all. As someone who has moved 15 times since I have been married, (35 years this summer!) some of my moves have been welcomed; others not so much.

Keep the faith, Tammy! I'm sure you will make a wonderful home in whatever house you find... and that everyone in your family will benefit from having less stress in their lives.

Our 'dream house' ended up being a huge mistake for us... we sold after 6 mos. of living there. Too involved to explain, but leaving there ended up being a blessing, even though the process was very difficult.

Stay strong. I will pray for you and your family.

Hugs, Penny

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Tam,

First sending many hugs... I can't image how hard it was to make that decision, but now that it's made, i so hope all works out!
So much time to go into building the house, getting it right etc... BUT, in the end it's a house, and what made it a home was YOU and your FAMILY and you WILL do it again!!! Where ever that road takes you.... There is a quote I so love from Linda from behind my red door... I always felt it was me to a tee... but... it applys to anyone too... this is not the home of my dreams, but where dreams are made. Good luck on this new journey...It will work out in the end! Hugs! OLM

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

You can call any place "home" as long as you and hubby are together, that's what is important! Look at is as having another home to decorate and make your own. Also, think of it as a load lifted off both your shoulders. Good luck, I hope your house sells fast!

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

Becki said...

Hi Tam - I know how you are feeling about the house. We tried to sell ours a couple of years ago but the market isn't there. Hubby is now retiring and he thought we should put the house on the market again. I don't know if we will or not.

Good luck to you and I hope your next home is just around the corner.

Blessings,
Becki

Kendra said...

Tammy,

It looks like the talking through it in your post helped some. I agree with you, that this was a journey and now you know what is really important. I also like what you said about The Lord giving you your dream house, just not forever"...what a wonderful way of looking at it.

The unknown is usually the scariest part but The Lord will watch over you all and make sure only good things come to you.

I will add you to my prayer list and pray for peace for you and your family.

Trusting in Him,
Kendra

NancyD said...

I know how much you love your home, so sorry that you have been put in this position. That being said...you and your family are what makes a house a home. Love and laughter, friends, family, good times. You can have them anywhere, you are the heart of the home, Tammy. I love the quote above my post. :) I know that armed with faith and family you will make a happy home somewhere else. Blessings and hugs. ~ Nancy

jess said...

I am praying for you both. God's gift to you is ...that he is there. Whether you sell your house or you don't, God is your gift, and the returns on your faith are your rewards. He did give you a gift, and gifts don't always last forever. They don't have to. Take God's hand and see where he leads you. xxx : )

PRIM GIRL 7 said...

Tam, this made me very sad to read this! You know what we went thru last year and it IS hard. It affected Lloyd's health too and I went thru that depression.We are now renting a condo and I love it. We have 3 cats and brought them along. I love apartment living and maybe you will. It is fun to decorate and I sold over half my things and miss none of them/Change like this affects everyone. I am sorry and I do understand as last year we lost the house, Lloyd lost his job and we filed bamkruptcy.It was THE BEST thing we ever did!!He got a new job, less stress and this great condo HALF what we were paying. It felt like layers being peeled backAll debts are being paid back and we can keep up. Times are hard for everybody.I don't ;ole sayong we had these hard times but it made us stronger.I admire you for putting it out there as that helps a lot!!I do know that if you truely STOP worrying and TRUST God Completely it will work out in HIS time. Love ya

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

Oh Tammy how awful it must be for you both.. But your family memories are in your heart and the hearts of your children.. A house is only bricks and mortar it is the people inside that make the family.. Hugs X

A Primitive Homestead said...

Prayer lifted. Blessings!
Lara

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Oh Tammy - I am not sure how I missed your last three posts, but I feel so badly...I hope you don't think I was ignoring you! You have been so giving and fun to 'visit', and I can only pray that you will be able to put all this behind you once the house is sold, and find a nice place to live. I cannot imagine all you have had to deal with...I am just so sad for you. I pray that things will work out well...because I truly believe that our hardships only make us stronger people. You deserve the best dear. HUGS and blessings

Mary said...

Tammy..I'm so sorry for what you are going through..Sending prayers and thoughts your way..I am a firm believer that a home is where the heart is..You have such a loving family I know things will work out for you...Hugs..Mary

Allison said...

Big hugs Tammy, I'm sorry to hear of your house problems. Sending prayers that everything works out and goes smoothly.

Trace4J said...

Good Morning Friend
This morning I was about to work on my blog when God brought you to my heart. I wanted you to know I am praying for you. May God bless you with His peace love and joy.
Maybe He just wanted me to send you a (((hug!)))
Love
Trace

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