Today is one of those days when I'm going to use this blog forum for purely selfish reasons.
Please indulge me. :)
For the past 5.5 years that we have lived in our home, we have longed for next-door neighbors that we would have something in common with.
The first group of people that lived there were, well....hmmm...how do I say it?
Shall I say it?
Let's just say, it was complicated.
The second group of people that lived there had a pit bull who liked to crawl on top of their spa that sits right next to our shared privacy wall, and bark his head off at us. We were so scared of that stupid dog (sorry pit lovers) that we wouldn't even go into the back yard if he was out!
All I could see were his bone crushing jaws clamped around one of my kids' faces!
When we talked with animal control, the best they had for me was, "Until the dog causes bodily harm, there's nothing we can do about it."
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
It was one of those moments when I realized that in the state of Arizona, animals often have more rights than people do.
They don't handle things that way in Texas, but I won't go into that here.
Ugh, I hated that dog!
The third group of people were always very nice to us, but had 3 teenage sons (also very nice to us) who always had tons of teens in the garage that were quite proficient at dropping a certain known word bomb....as LOUDLY and as OFTEN as they could find a way to fit it into a sentence.
It was so bad that we couldn't go out front when they were out there, lest our children develop their budding vocabulary skills in ways that we did not desire.
Well, I'm told by one of their teens, that the house is going up for auction today.
As of this morning, group number three has officially moved out.
So...my precious friends and prayer warriors, would you please PRAY LIKE CRAZY that a nice family moves in there?
If you're into praying specifially, here are my requests:
1. That they'll have kids, a girl 6 and a boy 8. :)
2. That they will know and love and be passionate about the Lord.
3. That they will be homeschoolers.
4. That they won't have a loud dog.
5. That they'll like us. :)
My friend Chris and I were talking yesterday and she said, "Go anoint the house with oil!"
I told her, "I'm going to climb up on the roof and pour a VAT of oil over it!"
Thanks for praying!