2011 has been an odd, crazy and not so funny year thus far. I have lots to update on, including the house. So let's get to it, shall we?
Isaiah is having a tonsillectomy next week. This is good news, as he's had strep more than he hasn't this year. His tonsils also nearly touch when he's healthy, causing sleep apnea. Time to get those babies OUT!
I started school. Real, grown up college school. It's been...interesting. I like it, but it's taken some adjusting. That has taken up a lot of my time.
I am ginormous. Baby is due in about 4 weeks! It's a girl!
The house. Ah yes, the house.
We applied for Help for Homeowners again early this year. After much jerking around, they finally ''accepted'' us. Which was very exciting for approx 2.5 seconds. Until we read the terms. Our monthly payment would RAISE by nearly $200. Obviously this is not helpful to us.
This left our options as thus:
1. Decline. We would then be unable to reapply, and Chase and 'guilt free' foreclose.
2. Accept. BUAHAHAHAHAHA!! Ahem. Excuse me.
Obviously we declined. Chase is pushing us to short sale, because it means less work and more money for them. Oddly enough, we are disinclined to do anything for them. Go fig. Our credit is no longer an issue, as that's well past crap now. So. Foreclose away Chase! May you enjoy the fruits of your shameless, unethical labor. And may the fleas of 1000 camels nest in your armpits. Amen.
Where does this leave us? Darned if WE know! LOL. Frankly, it's been obvious to us for awhile that moving out of the area was inevitable. Justin is called to ministry. There is no pastoral work here. We love it here, but can't stay if there's no future in what God calls him to.
It wasn't our plan to consider moving so soon though! Justin is starting school next month for his MDiv (that's right! MY MAN! Going for his Masters. He's brilliant). We had planned to stay here, and then pursue pastoral work after that.
But, God's ways are not our own. LOL. Fo' Sho'. We are totally game to stay here and rent, if we can find anything. The rent is insane around here...thank you DoD for making BAH rates public knowledge.... (a rant for another day)
At this time, Justin has applications for various pastoral positions in a few different places. We are hopeful, but cautiously so. Though Justin already has a degree, and some experience via youth group...he doesn't have any independent ministerial experience. But hey, a guy has to start somewhere! All we need is a chance.
That's that. In a nutshell, Chase sucks and hope they enjoy our empty house that will never sell. We don't wanna move per se, but accept that God's will is not ours, and we will submit.
I know A LOT of friends have been praying for us. People I've never met and probably won't, this side of Glory. It means a lot to me, and I thank you! Truly, we aren't disappointed at the turn of events, as we can see God's will in this.