After my post last night (make sure to read the post below if you haven't already done so), I really felt God's guidance after praying for it for so long. I'm not sure how to make it happen but I am sure God will provide a way if this is what he wants for us. My mom and I ironically were looking at houses in the same development here in NJ for us. Deep in my heart I really know we are meant to move on but I don't feel it truly is to SC. We were willing to try it for a change and because we knew we had no other option if my parents moved. My biggest problem would be leaving the school where we have worked so hard with staff to make sure these children are cared for educationally/medically. The next MAJOR problem is the kids would NOT have health insurance if we move at least until I could get them qualified for insurance down in SC. Then there is the matter of physicians. I have talked to several mom's down there and the hospital there is a good one but it took so long to get to the doctor where the children are. It took me so long and part of George's problems also came from docs who didn't listen and I am so afraid to go through that all over again with these kids.
All that said, somehow Hugh and I have to find someone to purchase this house for us and allow us to make payments and purchase it back from them, kind of rent with option to buy. We would care for the house as if it were our own and pay all the things that need to be paid and can even come up with a deposit but our credit is shot. It amazes me how all the years prior that we paid our bills and mortgage, including the mortgage from my first house, are all shot because of one bad year that was a bad year for our family where Hugh lost his job and our son died. There is total justification for our problems and yet we are crucified because of it all. We just want a small place to call home. This place is perfect and allows the boys access to a pool which is physically what they need and backs up to the middle school where Richard goes to school. The kids could continue on as planned and Richard would have the option of a vocational high school where he would have hands on learning...something he needs desperately but would not have in SC.
We are asking for your prayers with this and that if it is at all possible and in God's plan that it come to fruition and we find a way to make this possible for our family. Below is the link for the home if you are at all interested in seeing what we are looking at.
George's Guardian's of Grace Projects
Stocking project is now in full force collecting donations. We have a list of the items we can use. You can also choose to sponsor a stocking in memory or honor of someone else. We will include a paragraph or two in the cards we place in the stockings to let the recipient know about the person that means so much to you. Our paypal account is posted on this page and ready to take donations. Email us for a list of items needed or with any questions or information you would like included on a sponsored stocking/donation.
Video Tributes/Celebration of Life Footage
Here is a link to a video tribute that was made by Richard's dad in memory of George. Get out your tissues!
We Finally have footage from the service up and running:
It is in 4 sections running about 17 mins each. If you were unable to attend, you can now see what you missed. We were so blessed to have everyone there with us in person and in spirit!