Sunday, March 15, 2009


Today Donna (our Realtor) called at 4:30 and said there was someone who wanted to see the house... at 5:15! Of course I said yes, and then mildly started to freak out! Our house was a little rough and I planned on cleaning it tonight, so I rested during John Hunter's nap time. Well in a matter of 20 min. mom and I divided and conquered. She swept, mopped, did dishes, and I made beds, picked upstairs up, ran the vacuum, and pour Pinesol EVERYWHERE!

They showed up at 5:15 and I let them because their key didn't work and went down to moms. About 30 min. later they were still walking the property and then they left. Around 6 I got a call from Donna saying they are EXTREMELY interested and the lady would like to bring her husband back this week to look. But really liked the house and LOVED the floor plan.

I am super excited because this means our family will be in the same state and with the market the way it is, I am confident that any bite is a good bite. However it is a little bitter sweet. This is my home, this is where my family is, and I don't do well with change!

A couple of weeks ago when we were in Indy at East 91st Street church the worship leader led a song that just tugged at both Eric and I's heart. Its really funny because it wasn't until about Wednesday of that week that we talked about how much that song meant to each of us in our own way. We had both tried to remember the lyrics, title, artist. So I just gave in and called the church (multiple times) to find out who/what the song was. It was an old Irish Hymn (how fitting for St. Pattie's Day) that the worship leader had adapted.

Jesus draw me ever nearer
As I labour through the storm.
You have called me to this passage,
and I'll follow, though I'm worn.

May this journey bring a blessing,
May I rise on wings of faith;
And at the end of my heart's testing,
With Your likeness let me wake.

Jesus guide me through the tempest;
Keep my spirit staid and sure.
When the midnight meets the morning,
Let me love You even more.

Let the treasures of the trial
Form within me as I go -
And at the end of this long passage,
Let me leave them at Your throne.

Enjoy them, take the in, and meditate on them. Please dear friends please pray that God's will be done in the selling of our house. We appreciate all your prayers...


Mama Smors said...

This is a bittersweet post for all.... but I do pray that your family can be reunited. I know this has been a hard road for you all. I have appreciated your never ending energy to care for Ivy... when M-F you are basically a single mommy to a little wild man :) You are amazing!

The Oakes said...

When the midnight meets the morning,
Let me love You even more.

loved it kendra, thanks for sharing! ill keeping praying that our journey to indy is about complete.

Whitney (for the rest of the Shouses) said...

Oh, I remember those days and it's awful! I'm so sorry for all of this and I'm praying HARD that these are the right buyers for the house. I don't want you to leave, OF COURSE, but it's so important for your family to be together. What a great song for this hard time in your life, too! God knows what we need to hear all the time!