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.