Wednesday, June 20, 2012

We're moving!

It's been so long since I wrote that I'm not even sure if I shared that we put an offer on a small little 'grandma' home (750 sq. ft) and it was accepted. Did I share that with you?

Anyway, it's been an extremely interesting 5 weeks or so. Our offer was accepted within hours. My realtor said that was unheard of. We had met the great-grandson of the owner the first night the house went on the market and the Lord gave us favor with him. There were multiple offers but they chose ours.

The appraisal passed. The inspection was not too bad. Our loan was approved. We sailed right through each hurdle and then signed our escrow papers.  The loan was due to fund the next day and then record the following day which is when we were supposed to get the keys. Suddenly,  we hit a brick wall. Apparently, there were problems with the title. I won't bore you with the details but let me just say that it looked like there was a chance that the whole deal was going to fall through.

I'm going to be honest and tell you I had a pity party for myself! I even cried.  I didn't realize, until that phone call came, how much I had invested my emotions into the house. I had been going over 2-3 times a week to water the flowers so that they wouldn't die. It was something happy to think about. Oh, and did I tell you that my daughter in love and 2 grandchildren live directly behind the house? You literally can see their house from my pack porch. Our son passed away in January so this was an added blessing to have his family close enough that they could visit often.

We spent some time praying and repenting and got our eyes back on Christ and prayed for God's grace to submit to His will. We basically released the house in our hearts and prayed for God's will to be done.

This afternoon, after we came home from watering, we got a phone call and all the problems with the title had been solved. It was over. The loan funded today and is expected to record tomorrow. Lord willing we will be moving on Saturday.

So, that is my quick update. It's been 2 1/2 years since since my husband filed for disability. We sold our home (s) and then moved into my aunt's barn studio for a year and then moved in as caregivers
 1 1/2 years ago. It has been the most amazing 2 1/2 years as we've watched God provide time and time again.  Absolutely amazing! I hope someday to sit down and share some of what the Lord has been teaching me. But, now is the time to PACK! :-)

15 comments:

  1. So nice to hear that the Lord has blessed you with a home close to your grandbabies and your daughter in love. Sorry to hear of the loss of your son but I know you are following in God's plan as you take each step. God bless and help you in your packing and in your move.

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  2. Congratulations! I am so happy for you both. I have wondered what is going on with house, and wanted to post a question about it to you on yesterdays post, but then thought you would update us when you had news. How exciting that today you have the news, and the best news of all because you got the house :)

    Praise the Lord,

    Bean

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  3. Thank you Lord! Will you still be a caregiver for the same lady?

    Hugs,
    Carol

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  4. I saw your post yesterday and wondered if it was about the house working out. So thankful for you. Releasing things back to God is a lesson I have to learn over and over, but he always blesses that action. So my son is also facing similar things with title problems, his closing has been put off again and again .... he is learning patience and trust. Happy Moving and Settling!

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  5. Congratulations on your new home. I wish that happiness knocks on your door daily and fills your lives with all the joys and comforts. God Bless!

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  6. Yay! Praising God with you for His provision of a new home!

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  7. What happy news! Lots of people praising the Lord with you over this blessing!

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  8. Oh Georgene, I am so happy for you. It has been such a blessing to see how God has provided and worked in your life. It is so wonderful to be able to trust him in everything!
    God Bless you both!
    Sharon

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  9. Praise the Lord!! How exciting :)

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  10. So happy for your new home. :)
    I didn't know about your son, very sad to hear this.
    I am glad you will be near family, that is such a blessing!

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  11. I'm so thrilled for you!!! Praise God! I've prayed you would move into this home and live behind your family...... that's wonderful!!!

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  12. Buying a house can be like that, a lot of ups and downs. So glad you got it. Now you can enjoy whatever God has planned. It's hard to believe it's been 2 1/2 years.

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  13. I am having a pity party today myself. I am living in a 16ft trailer next to my son's (which is a blessing in itself). My husband just informed me that we may have to wait another 8 1/2 months before we can do anything. We need to save money for down payment on things.
    You give me hope for the future.
    SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!
    Nina

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    1. Hi Nina. I am very familiar with what you are feeling. It's not easy, is it!? What helped me through the past 2 years was to remind myself that today (living where God has planted me) was just as important in my life with God as the future. God used every minute of those 2 1/2 years to keep me focused on the present and to be content. Oh my.. but I did have days I struggled. God's grace was sufficient.. totally sufficient. God continued to remind me to live in Matt. 6... to live in the present moment.. not to worry about tomorrow.. to be content with what He had assigned for today. The interesting thing is that I am still having to learn those lessons even now that we've moved because I'm not sure if I will have a job next month. I believe this is where God wants us.. with our eyes on Him to get through each day.Don't you think?

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