We have a home! Part TWO
By Rita Davidson
By now you’ve heard our remarkable story of losing our home, business and our journey for the last 15 months struggling to stay afloat without falling through the cracks.
Living from place to place with no sign of what our future held was a difficult cross to carry. I remember this time last year, how the cold winter slowly descended upon us. We always thought a home was right around the corner! We spent most of our days driving as, there was always a new reason to drive. We went out daily to find a WIFI signal so we could connect to the internet. Straddling first my donated Iphone, then my donated Laptop in the van, while the boys snuggled in the back with the DVD player. (not always so quiet!) We anxiously waited for important answers from builders, carpenters, and benefactors who would give us a glimpse to what our future would hold. Our future was now a blank slate.
As we would pass by house after house in the dark, the warm glow from house windows would enchant us. An overwhelming feeling would overtake us making us realize we were “outsiders”. We belonged NOWHERE now. No matter how we tried to convince ourselves otherwise, it was as if God’s grace had left us.
We had no warm glow to go back to. No place to call our own. We felt exposed and vulnerable to the elements. It was all we could do but rely on God and His promises, while longing for a warm, glowing window that seemed to contain our promises of family, faith, togetherness, and hope.
Fast forward to today and we are blessed to have come through those dark days. Our hope in God’s protection didn’t let us down. Our faithfulness to His promises have paid us back twofold.
On our Lady’s Birthday September 8th, we found what would become our long lost, warm glow home. Fittingly, it is BLUE just like Our Lady’s gift to us on HER Birthday! Fittingly it is THE “LITTLE BLUE HOUSE” like our popular book series from our talented author, Colleen Drippe! Doesn’t God have a sense of humor?
We didn’t know at the time it would be the house we would end up with. We had no idea the obstacles it would take to get us there either! From offers to counter-offers, to lawyers and amendments, financing and no financing, and short of finances and closing dates and delays. So many it makes my eyes blurry just thinking of it. If your on my Facebook page you shared some of our ups and downs, including our amazing St Therese week we wrote about here.
Even today we still DO NOT have the keys. God is still writing this story so more struggles and obstacles to overcome. But God is good and faithful and we struggle through each day with the hope He will make it all work out, for HIS Glory.
As you can imagine our lives have been overtaken with this immense job of finding, getting and moving to our new house!
I am so thankful for all of you that have supported us with your prayers, donations and comforting words! You can still donate to us here: www.gofundme.com/davidsonfamilytrust
God has done amazing things for us and I pray our story gives you hope in YOUR struggles!
Watch for more news from us as God restores our home and our LFFA business. I can’t wait to share with you my upcoming, 3rd Edition, Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue and more! God’s will be done!
Rita Xo 🙂
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Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Currently a writer, & published author, she is a former hairdresser, professional make up artist with a degree in Natural Health. She is now a Young Living Distributor. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, and more, they recently lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by carrying their crosses with Joy!