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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Friday, August 29, 2014
So much to say.

In 2008, we took a hit. A big one.

I never wanted to own a house again.

We moved to Arizona to get better--we thought we'd be here for three months. It's been five years.

We've been talking, dreaming about owning a house. I've wanted to give Andrea a place where she can plant and blossom. But renting has been our lot in life.

Until mid-July when our rental became bank-owned.

So we were forced to either rent or buy.

We looked and looked.

There was a house on an acre, a little further out than we wanted, but no homeowner's association. It was all electric. When I first saw it, I swear this is what I thought, "That's our house."

We looked at it, but it didn't feel big enough to house all of us AND my office. So we kept looking.

It wasn't until after the ultimatum about the rental that we gave it another try.

And here we are. In the house I thought was our home. After five years.

We're stuffed in here like Who's down in Whoville, but it's our house.

Yesterday the phone company was supposed to install all the fancy connections for my radio show. We have diligently pursued this for a month, calling, making sure things were on schedule. When they didn't show up, I called. They admitted it was their fault, they messed up. I spiraled down, disgruntled, and then heard David Jeremiah talk about thanksgiving and being grateful. So one thing didn't go well.

Some might be tempted to say that Satan has thrown a wrench in things. I choose to look at it that God has allowed us this little hiccup in order to test us. Do we really believe he's in control? If so, he can use even a mistake by the phone company.

We're trying another creative approach to the program for next week. Maybe it will work. Maybe it won't. But we'll be diligently trying. Good things come to those who keep trying.

2 comments:

Debra said...

It's always so easy to spiral down. I prone to doing that too when things get messed up. Next time something goes wrong I'm going to make a concerted effort to spiral up! God bless as you make a new nest to call home

Anonymous said...

Congratulation Fabry Family on your new nest! "Home" is a wonderful word to say. After a similar experience to your family, 2 years ago, we came HOME after renting for two years, after owning for 32. That word, that means so much more now, in two years will still bring tears to your eyes, or put a grin on your faces when you say it. HOME. May The Good Lord bless that new HOME, and all of you in it.