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Discussion in 'Religion and Spirituality' started by njfinfan, Nov 6, 2008.
Thanks so much Lisa. We appreciate it!
Dangit Miss Mary.
The thought of you being distraut each time the doorbell rings kills me.
I will continue my prayers for you and yours.... I think some good news is due to come your way.....
Will do. I hope you can get a good place quickly.
Thanks Kenny. We love you. I hope something comes our way.
Mary we love you and we know something good will come from this. Trust that its for the best. You will land on your feet.
I was thinking of your situation a couple days ago but then forgot to ask about it. Sorry mrs. Mary. I'm very sad to hear this, I wish you guys the best of luck and safety.
You hang in there, my friend.
You, Chris and the girls know you're in my prayers constantly.
I'm here, anytime you need me.
Ah dammit. I was really pulling for you guys to get through this mess and come through smelling like a rose. Don't ever forget that when one door closes, another opens. Find that door Mary, I know you will.
You remain in my prayers
We love you guys. Thanks for all your prayers. Not really an update but I talked to the Realtor handling the sale for the bank yesterday. Number one - she said that no-one will be showing up on our doorstep to say get out - thank goodness. That's the first thing I was terrified of. Number two - she said for her even to be able to show the home, which has not even been scheduled yet, because she's so backlogged with foreclosures, the house needs to be in "broom sweep" condition. Not that it's a good thing but when we had our tenants on the second floor they left it in far from that condition and I can't climb up and down the steps to clean it and carry out the garbage. We've been doing it little by little as we can but it may take awhile. Our floor - the first - is in great condition, but not the second and third. This may be our saving grace until we can find somewhere else.
See Mary, its not as bad as you thought. The Lord is working for you, and giving you some time. You'll have something soon
Thanks Kev - hoping so.
Keep on Holding Fast.
My church is praying for you and you know I am.
I'm like Kev, The Lord has given you some more time. Who knows what He may do next!!
hope everything works out for you and your family Mary
Hang in there my friend. God isn't done with you yet.
Someone please tell me why my mother always told me "God doesn't give you anything you can't handle." I was served eviction papers today from a very haughty sheriff. He said we have 6 weeks to leave, despite what the real estate agent said. Thanks everyone for all your prayers. Just talked to Chris on the phone and he said the real estate agent can clean the upstairs herself. I'm trying to be strong, but it's so hard.
I suppose God likes to give us a challenge once in a while to keep us honest. I know you will get through this and we're always here. Chin up!
HOLD FAST my Friend.....
I'm sorry Mary, that sucks. I am always here if you need a shoulder.
I hope everything works out for you and your family. One day you'll be telling your grandchildren about the hard times and tell them you're thankful you went through them. I hope they end soon.
Okay just got off the phone with Mary.....its time for action folks. What can we do ????
I just got off a very emotional (on my part) phone call with Kev. He advised me to see my parish priest. That's one avenue I had not explored since I got a very nasty phone call and letter from a girl Catholic Charities. I will try to hold fast, but I worry for the girls.
I agree that a parish would be the first avenue to venture down
Don't give up hope and scour the internet for options
I promise to keep praying on this end
I'm there with you in spirit Mary.
I'm sending you a big hug and prayer.
Need to talk or vent, remember I'm here.
Love you, girl.
Trying Kenny. Thank you so much for the prayers.
Thoughts and prayers for you and the family still. I wish I had the means to help you out, I truly do. I hate the fact that you and so many other good people are suffering during these trying times.
Thanks Jimmy. I'm devastated, but trying to deal with it without upsetting Chris and the girls.
You seem to be made of steel. With all of us pulling for you something's got to give.
I'm sorry to hear about this. Everything is ultimately for the best. You will emerge from this crisis stronger.
Hang in there my friend. You have a lot of people praying for you and a miracle.
Thanks so much Raul and all my dear, dear friends here and there are many. It's almost 2 weeks since we were served with the eviction papers and I feel like I can let my guard down since Chris is at work and the girls are at school. Realizing that we are so close to being in a shelter hit me hard just now. I can't stop crying. I know God has a plan for us. I don't know what it is yet. With him, we made it through both my health crises. We have to get through this. I'm terrified. I've heard really bad things about public shelters. But I'm determined to persevere. I have the real estate agent handling the sale of the house for the bank looking for an apartment for us. I'm tired. Sometimes I feel like I just want to lay down and not deal with it anymore. I will be seeing you guys for at least the foreseeable future, and will keep you updated, but just really wanted to thank you all for your support and your prayers and your continued prayers are appreciated by us all.
Mary, Chris, Megs and Michelle
I'm afraid the long, sad, drawn out journey has come to an end. A sheriff came to my door this morning with papers and instructions to secure the property and put us out. He gave us one week to be out with all our belongings or they will be locking the doors and we'll be out on the street. What's more terrifying is that I contacted our State Welfare Worker and he said before we can be eligible for state-sponsored TRA we must go to a shelter and said that, unfortunately, we can't choose where that will be. It could be down in South Jersey or way up at the top. This means, barring any miracle that transpires in a week, Chris will lose his long sought after job. Also, won't allow the girls to finish school and Megs to lose her promising educational scholarship. I can't allow my children to be exposed to that type of environment so I'm making the extremely painful decision to have Megs stay with my mother in law until such time as we get back on our feet. Michelle is already in Florida and will stay there. I want to thank you all very much for your prayers, love and support. I think it's unfair and unconscionable to allow a loving, responsible and happy family to be torn apart like this. Please pray for me and Chris. I don't know what will become of us if we have to go to a shelter. I've heard some pretty bad horror stories. We love you all for your support. I'll be online for the next couple days pretty much 24/7 but then will have to pack up my computer. I love you and will miss you all here and hope, if you don't see me online again, I will at least receive your prayers, blessings and love. This site has been so important to me and I will miss it greatly. Thanks also to all the staff and members who have reached out to me personally. I love you.
Dammit Mary, I am still praying for a miracle for you and your family. You made a tough decision on the kids, but the right one, IMO. Good luck with everything, we are all pulling for you here.
Wow....I'm speechless......I wish I could help Mary. You and your family are in my prayers.
wow....i just saw this thread for the first time, and just read this post...im so sorry mary, i dont really know what else to say. youre to good of a person for this to happen to you and your family,,
Sorry, my friend. Wish there was something we could do.
More prayers on the way.
Oh, Mary, my dear friend. How I wish I could do something for you guys.
My heart goes out to you.
I will miss you so terribly.
This whole thing is just heartless to me.
Aren't there any apartments available? Even if you guys have to double up etc.
Please don't give up.
I'm here for you anytime girl.
You have my love, tears and prayers, as always.
I haven't kept up with this thread. I'm very sorry for your loss and hope that things work out for the best. Keep your head up and stay strong for the kids. The anger and fear you feel is natural, but work hard every day to maintain some level of positive thought as that will be necessary to get you back on your feet.
Judging by your posts and wonderful attitude, I know that you are someone that takes pride in yourself and your family, but sometimes you have to swallow that pride and ask for help, even from people that you may be ashamed to ask. Do you have any old friends or family members nearby that can take you in a for a few months before you regain your finances?
Hold tight and remember to be thankful that you have your health and mind. At the end of the day that is the most important thing, and that is what will drive you towards finding a peaceful and just resolution to these hardships.
You continue in my prayers
I'm so sorry to hear this Mary, you know that you have my deepest and most sincere thoughts and prayers for strength for you and your family, as well as a speedy resolution to this situation.
God throws a few obstacles at us throughout life, it's our job to get around them and become a stronger and wiser person because of it. I know that it may seem tough right now, but you'll make it through this and your family will be stronger and closer in the end.