The only real problem we've had with our new Georgia life (besides missing Dad :( ) is the fact that someone has been sick almost everyday since we got here! It started with Ace, 15 months, having a bad cold, then King, 6, had it a little worse, then I had it (seemingly) worst of all. That was three weeks in a row of sickness. We had a few days break with only Lottie, 2, having the sniffles, but then on our way home from our Louisiana roadtrip I developed a painful sinus infection. If that weren't enough, two days later King comes down with a nasty stomach virus out of nowhere! Praise God it was short lived and not too messy. (At least not at our house...the first major spew came at Grammy's. Yikes!) No one else seems to have picked it up. I'm praying it stays that way. Now if this sinus infection would just end!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
A few points that I haven't mentioned yet but are very important to "my Georgia life":
•Ace DeSaussure Smith joined our family on November 05, 2009. Our fourth child.
•I'm now pregnant with our 5th child. Due August 12th, 2011.
•We homeschool and we love it. It works perfectly with our lifestyle and IV's erratic work schedule.
•Hmm...I'm sure there's more but that's all I can think of for now. I'll include the rest as it comes up.
Okay, now that I've given you the background on how we got here I'll be able to write about what our new Georgia lives intel ...it's never boring!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
What was suppose to be a couple weeks stay with my mom and dad turned out to be sooo much more. As IV searched for jobs in Athens, Tennessee, we searched for a house, an apartment, a duplex, SOMETHING, but nothing came through. IV did find a job...working loss prevention at a busy store, which he enjoys. There was not, however, anywhere to put our family. After months of searching, IV's mom and dad offered us a rental house they own in Covington, Georgia, for cheap rent. We put it off for a month.We continued to pray hard. We prayed God would make room for us...somewhere. We wanted to make sure we'd tried every option in Tennessee, but once again it was fruitless. Therefore, in mid January we packed up our few belongings and headed south. It was a breath of fresh air.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
IV worked a few unsatisfactory jobs til landing something he loved. It was dangerous and he wanted the kids and me far away from it. Therefore, we moved to Tennessee...in with my parents. That was June 1, 2006. Once again I ached to be in our own home. We rushed into a crappy apartment and spent the next four months trying to get out of there. Finally, we found relief in the basement apartment of my uncle's house, which my mom and dad were in the process of purchasing. It was here I found out I was pregnant with my Lottie.
We lived below my parents for over a year before buying the house from them and moving upstairs. It was in this year that we started our real estate investment business. This business, in short, was a victim of the recession. At one point in time everything was going our way, and then...it wasn't. Oh well.
We lost two commercial buildings, two rental houses, and a big Dodge truck in chapter 7 bankruptcy. It was not fun, but at least it was over. God was doing His work in us.