Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Blessings in Disguise

In light of the previous post, I thought I'd ask any readers out there what have been some of your biggest blessings in disguise? In other words, what are some things that you prayed for and wanted with all of your heart one outcome, only to get the other - and later realize how thankful you were for that outcome? Here are some of mine....

1. Dave, Brinton, and Lance- honestly, I didn't see a reason to wake up the next morning when these three gentlemen broke my heart, but oh, I'm so glad they did.....

2. Money put down on a piece of property near Veneta that was to be used to build John and I's dream log home. The deal fell through because we weren't confident with the well water supply.... thank God. What a terrible decision that would have been (especially because John and I no longer dream for a log house!)

3. A valiant last-ditch effort to try to save Riles Audio by convincing an investor to put money into the business. His answer was obviously no - had it been yes, well, I'm glad it wasn't God's plan.

4. More recently, multiple houses we thought were just perfect for us to buy, that didn't end up happening. It just didn't make any sense at the time why those houses weren't meant to be for us, and now, having been living in our house and neighborhood for over a year, I think, why did we try so hard to make those work?

What are some of your stories? And, are there any that are still awaiting a "to be continued....?" (I know I an still waiting for the answer as to why Michael, Michele and family aren't living in Eugene yet.....) I'm eager to hear.

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HollieHobbie said...

My divorce: looking back on it why did I fret so much while it was happening? I had the perfect, Biblical reason to get out and stay out. Life is so much, so much better now!
Boyfriends that didn't work out....ugh!
Houses we were looking at only to not have the right feeling, so glad we had that feeling since we were suppose to move out of state!
Probably if I really sit and ponder I can come up with so many more.
Thanks for sharing yours, Steph!