Thursday, May 24, 2012

What I Feel like Shouting Today!

Now that the ink has dried on the "life lesson learned the hard way" we went through this year, I'm reflecting on the pain we went through and put our kids through but also the lessons learned...1.  Don't build unless its on a solid foundation.  2.  Even if "everyone else" is doing it 3.  If something sounds too good to be true it probably is.  4.  If being honest means you do hard things and stand alone so be it.  5.  Everything has its natural consequence and hard things will pay off.  6.  Lying always requires more lying, so the sooner you tell the truth, no matter how painful, the sooner the truth will "set you free."

The feelings have re-surfaced as we strangely are now in touch with the people who will live where we were building.  It's a weird feeling to converse, but also somewhat freeing knowing it is someone else's home.  I'm happy for them.  I hope it all works out for the best.

The footings from our floor plan that are probably now just buried under the new house's foundation (its a completely different house)
The lawsuit is over, but not the profound shock that it really happened...I still feel anger about the way we were deceived, but don't really have any ideas of how to face it or get over it.  If you have suggestions feel free to share!

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  1. Update--just got word that they have closed. It officially belongs to someone else now. Weird!

  2. Had an extremely traumatic experience involving our home we were living in while I was pregnant with number 5, which also involved lawyers, and a lot of rough stuff. It took me a long time to recover emotionally. I eventually ended up going to a therapist, who really helped me.
    Also, it helped me to see how Heavenly Father had blessed us throughout the trial--we were able to find a different, despite having to break a lease. The new home proved to be a tremendous blessing in a multitude of ways to our entire family.

    I think you are doing very well on seeing those blessings, as you document the transformation of your home and how you came to find it.

    hugs to you.


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