i've been counting down since last Dec 26 ... are you ready? me neither!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

and the verdict is ...

we're staying put.

After many failed scenerios, mournful tears, and heart-felt prayers we came to the decision that it's best for our family to stay where we are for a while. Due partly to the facts: 1) we are unable to sell; 2) we can't find a bank to loan us the amount we needed at the rate and payment we can handle; 3) we are unsure what effect the recent market mayhem will have on our income; and most importantly, due to our need to 'be wise' - while we have faith that it will work out, we need to use our best judgment so that we don't put ourselves in a position that will put a strain on our family. Truth be told I really wanted the yard - a place for the 4 ping pong balls that bounce around our little townhouse to be free ... we'll just be learning to be more compatible, compassionate, contented and comfortable because as they say: Love grows best in little houses!

We went to talk to the sellers of 'the house' last night and suprisingly they weren't upset with us for not being able to buy their house. They felt bad that we weren't able to buy and were sad that our kids (who had been thru the house and picked their bedrooms and seen all the places to play) weren't going to be able to have the house. They had told the neighbors about us and mentioned how disappointed they'll be too. Overall it was a nice visit/parting with them. They sure are a nice older couple and it would have been wonderful to have that cool old house ... but it isn't meant to be.

Everett 4th Ward will have to put up with us for a little while longer, Silver Firs Elementary will have two Super Smart Shaw Students this year, and we'll be card carrying members at Imagine Children's Museum, Woodland Park Zoo, and the Seattle Aquarium to keep our little busy bodies out of trouble!!

6 comments:

aliciadiane said...

I just thought of something else...we can now go that applebees that will be opening right by your house. Good news. I am so glad you are staying put! Love ya! Hooray for hard decisions (they put hair on your chest, that is what my Grandpa Bill would say)

Amy said...

The hardest decisions are between the good choices and the better choices. You've just done that! I know you and your family will be blessed for your wisdom and faith. If we trust the Lord everything ALWAYS works out in the end-just like you mentioned.

Good luck with the 4 ping pong balls. PHEW!! You're my hero!

Tara said...

Well..sorry you didn't get the yard!! I know that feeling...but I bet it's a huge relief to know what you are doing and not be hangin' in limbo! You guys will find something great...I know it!...and then it will be soooo great you'll be glad you didn't take the other house!! :)
luv ya

Super Angie said...

Love ya Em! You and Andy are smart and good people...the Lord will bless you....

Chelle said...

Buying and selling is so stressful. Closure on the issue must feel good. We lived in a 1300 square foot home with our four kids when we lived in Oregon. Love did grow in that small, but wonderful, little home. So impressed with your wise choice.

Anonymous said...

Shaw Family-
I am sorry for the dissappointment, however God's timing is perfect (sometimes that does not fit with our timeing) BUT you are a wonderful family & there is more out there for you!
With Love, The Nereims