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! :-)