I have nothing against Elin Nordegren, the ex-wife of Tiger Woods and she may be a very good person; but, I was taken aback by this latest news report showing how, for some reason, she simply has let her common sense fly out the window of her $12,000,000.00 yes that’s TWELVE MILLION DOLLAR home she had JUST BOUGHT a few months ago. When she decided to have this new home demolished in order to build another one in the same place that she will like better – her “”dream home””… I thought, what a SPOILED wasteful idiot! This is disgusting, wasteful, and selfish beyond imagination! She could have just sold the house and given the money to the poor and built another one down the street or something… ANYTHING other than just trashing it because she didn’t like it and WANTED another one! Just goes to show you how coming into a lot of money without a lot of common sense leads to crazy, foolish, purchases with nonsensical results. RIGHT?….
Well, just hang on; if you’re like me I was just a little bit humiliated when I read the following post as a follow up to the story by “reality check” a little later on…
Want to buy a 12-foot-high fountain that features water coming out of three lions’ mouths that was owned by Elin Nordegren, the ex-wife of Tiger Woods?
The concrete fountain -14 feet in diameter - is among the hundreds of items Nordegren donated to Habitat for Humanity in Martin County before her 17,000-square-foot mansion in Seminole Landing was torn down. Habitat workers removed cabinets, brick driveway pavers, five sub-zero refrigerators, chandeliers, 14 vanities, controlled-temperature wine coolers called EuroCaves, dozens of doors and one gas range, said Bobbi Blodgett, the director of deconstruction for the non-profit organization that builds homes for the needy. “What a wonderful thing for (Nordegren) to do. She could have tossed this stuff in the trash. The negative publicity toward her has been very unfair,” she said. Workers found extensive damage from termites and carpenter ants in the six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, kitchen and other areas in the two-story home with two elevators. County records show the home was built in 1932. Nordegren bought the house a year ago for $12.3 million. “No wonder she tore the place down. The infestation was all over. You could put your fingers right through the wood, “Blodgett said. Workers were heartbroken that they had to leave about two dozen wooden Pella casement windows. The crank-out windows were riddled with bugs, Blodgett said. “We probably could have got $125 each for those if they were in good condition,” she said. The items removed are being priced and will be sold at Habitat’s warehouse on Bonita Street in Stuart. Blodgett guesses Nordegren’s donations will bring in at least $30,000, which will go toward home building. The Martin County Habitat has removed the insides of about 80 structures in recent years. Except for a hotel, Nordegren’s house brought the biggest bounty, Blodgett said…
This teaches us a lesson about speaking before we know the whole story – if we ever do… The bible’s book of wisdom, The Proverbs of Solomon gives some good advice here:
Proverbs 18:13 (NKJV)
He who answers a matter before he hears it,
It is folly and shame to him.
This also teaches us another lesson that Jesus Christ so simply put “DO NOT JUDGE”, Matthew 7:1 “Judge not, that you be not judged.”why Because usually we do not know enough about the whole situation or what is going on with and inside the people we are judging. Only God can claim that office, and frankly I’ll be glad to let Him have it. Which frees me up to just love them, which by the way is also what Jesus said is all we are supposed to do.
In His Service,