Friday, August 19, 2011

A Huge Sigh of Relief ...

It is finally over ... we closed on our new home TODAY!!  Because the seller had significantly different decor than I, the next several days will be spent painting.  We plan to move out of our temporary housing within the next 2-3 weeks. 
We had some very tense moments on Tuesday this past week.  The underwriters had some questions regarding the appraisal report and then they rejected our farm & ranch insurance.  By early afternoon it was looking like there wouldn't be any way to meet the buy/sell contract deadline.  But because of the army of people who've been praying for us, God came through in a mighty way. 
The appraiser responded to the questions promptly.  Our insurance agent contact her corporate office where she was given the name and number of a supervisor in the underwriter's office.  In turn, she convinced the underwriter to accept the farm & ranch insurance, which, by the way, saves us nearly $1,000 per year in insurance premiums.  After moving these mountains, God continued to show His mercy, grace and power.  Our loan officer contacted us for a faxed signature to "lock in" our interest rate - which turned out to be lower than originally quoted!  After that, our loan officer, real estate agent and the title company representative worked like tornadoes to get everything completed so we could close at 11:00am today.
I don't know why, but I am astonished at how God brought everything together so quickly when it looked like it would never be possible.  I am embarrassed to admit that I became very discouraged.  But, He's proved to me, again, that ALL things are POSSIBLE with God.

So, which house did we purchase?  Well, the farm house on 25 acres, of course.


  1. Yay!!! God is good all the time! If you are able to, please do before and after pictures. I would love to see how everything comes together! Rejoicing with you :)

  2. Dearest Mrs B,

    I can't tell you how pleased I am for you. I have been studying prayer in my Bible Studies and I can tell you I was really really asking for this to happen. God has been teaching me to boldly come before Him. I put out a fleece so to speak twice with regard to your needs and twice He came through so I have been blessed as well with this answered prayer.
    So now again I come boldly before my Lord and ask that this lovely home that Mrs B and her family have purchased be filled with love and peace and contentment, and may You bless all who dwell here and enter its doors.May this be a home where You are always honoured and loved. Thank You so very much for these answered prayers. You are indeed our Great God and Father.
    Have a wonderful life in your new home Mrs B, I am so excited for you and look forward to reading all about this new adventure.
    Blessings Gail

  3. Oh what a beautiful home!!!
    Cant wait to see how you decorate it and make it your own
    In HIS Keeping
    The other Mrs.B

  4. Hello Ladies,

    Thank you for the blessings & thank you for all the prayers you offered on our family's behalf.


  5. I am so happy for you!! Maybe a little disappointed, selfishly, that you won't be sticking around here though! I think you and your children are wonderful! :) God is so good and has definitely shown his power through all of this. Congrats! Let us know if we can be of any help at all!

  6. Hi ShellyKay,

    You are certainly right, God came through in a BIG way and He deserves ALL the praise and All the glory.
    I don't think our budding freindship will be lost over this move ... Our new home isn't that far away from you guys ... it's only about 80 miles. I am certainly up to a little drive to keep in touch with new friends. Once we're moved, I look forward to visiting with you again.


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