Yesterday I was heading out of town on a milk run into the next county.

My route takes me right past our old house.

Usually I'm pretty good about turning my back on the past, but this time I made that right turn into our development. I just wanted to see our house again.

I came to the stop sign, looked down the street to our address, and saw it.

A truck in our driveway. Loading up the things we didn't take from the house.
It was like a shot to the gut.
Once upon a time, we had a dream in our hands....


  1. It WILL happen again. God is still on His throne & you still have reason(s) to praise Him. Like I was talking about in my SWD, on my blog today...it wouldn't be called "a sacrifice of praise" if it didn't cost us something...if it didn't take strength in the hard times to do it.

    This, too, shall pass. I know I'M counting on it! '-)

    Blessings, Kim<><

  2. :( I can't imagine what that felt like...I'm sorry! ((hugs))

  3. I'm sorry Emily. I can't imagine that feeling. You didn't deserve this.

    Remember that it's just a bunch of wood. Pretty wood ... but wood nonetheless!


  4. I'm sorry for all the misfortunes that have befallen you, Emily.All of these things happening so closely together must make it harder. Praying for you and remembering a sweet girl with you.

  5. Oh Emily. I'm thinking of you.

  6. Try not to let it get you down. When God closes one door - he always opens another, sometimes we need to look a little harder because it may only be opened a crack at first.

  7. The Story of My Boring but Blessed LifeApril 21, 2010 at 8:55 AM

    Em, first let me say I hate all the cliches'. Then let me tell you I'm praying for you.

    Now let me tell you this. YOU ARE AN AMAZING WOMAN! I have always found that in times of suffering is when we are the closest to God, and that He uses our sufferings to Glorify Him.

    I'm so sorry that you have all this crap upon you. You are unbelievably strong and you are radiating God's Glory from out every ounce of your being. Even though it can seem like you're alone, God has not forgotten you.


  8. Oh Em ~ your post brought tears to my eyes {{{hugs}}}
    Have you ever read the book, "I Knew You Could!"? I read it last night to DoodleBird and these lines really hit home for me:
    You'll go through tunnels, surrounded by dark,
    And you'll wish for a light or even a spark.
    You might get scared or a little bit sad,
    Wondering if maybe your track has gone bad.
    So here's some advice to help ease your doubt:
    The track you took in must also go out.
    So steady yourself and just keep on going -
    Before you know it, some light will be showing.
    And then you'll be out, heading to a new place.
    You'll be ready for the next tunnel you face.

  9. us too. well, actually our acreage (that we were in the process of building our dreamhouse on) was foreclosed a few months ago AND our house completed its short sale last week. so i get it. it stinks.