– Family update:
●Vienna is actually starting to talk
●Piper has decided that she is going to go to school
The baby is not making Sarah sick as much
●Josh and Sarah are watching the Gordon Sr household
– Other family…
Main topic – Devastated’ is probably too strong a word for what I’m feeling.
See, for the past month, Sarah and I have been on the hunt for a new place to for our family live.
Last week, the uneventful, boring search took a sharp upward turn when we found a superbly charming little townhouse with 90% of the things on our wish list! Things moved quickly from there. We checked the place out, met with the owners (whom we clicked with really well), submitted the application, and waited with baited breath.
For 1 week.
Then, this hit my inbox with a ‘ding’:
Craaaap! In that moment, I realized that I’d actually pinned a lot on this place. I was surprised with how sharply that news hurt. Now, I feel disappointed. Dejected. Discouraged. I’m also facing a decision. I can succumb to disappointment, which would undoubtedly sour into self-pity, or continue to hope. Hope is a crucial piece of the NCF lifestyle.
Hope is the bedrock beneath our feet. Hope drives us forward As hope erodes, so does our ability to persevere despite opposition. When we’ve lost hope, we’ve lost. Without hope, we abandon growth in favour of the comfortable, the compliant.
“Hope is the best of things…” (Shawshank Redemption)
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” (Albert Einstein)
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” (Helen Keller)
“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” (Emily Dickinson)
“Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.” (iGeorge Iles)
How hopeful are you?
What gives your hope its strength?
Now we have very high hopes for another place that is infinitely better than the last possibility.