Much has happened this last month. Our house in Tennessee was originally scheduled to close on Monday, July third in Tennessee and Alabama. Movers were scheduled to pick us up June thirtieth and deliver our belongings on July fifth. Since we were leaving town before closing, we setup an early signing for the documents at the title company on June twenty-ninth. We also scheduled to have carpeting replaced in two bedrooms at the house we were buying early on the morning of the fifth. All went smooth with the early signing and the movers loading our belongings. We closed out the house and drove to Alabama to stay with relatives.
Then, the buyers had a problem with paperwork and changed the official close date to a few days later. We contacted our movers, rescheduled them for delivery on the sixth and set up another close date in Florence. The carpet guys moved their date to the morning of the sixth. Our internet provider had to change their date for another week. The new close date was set, but when we went to close on the new place in Alabama, the lender wouldn’t approve going further without proof the Tennessee house had sold. But, we couldn’t find our Realtor (he had gone on vacation and was out of cell-phone range). And, the person at the title company in Tennessee couldn’t find out when the close was actually going to happen. So, we had to shut down everything. Fortunately, the sellers in Alabama were kind enough to rent us the house on a week-by-week schedule until we could close. The carpet guys installed the carpet and the movers delivered the furniture.
Then, the buyers in Tennessee sent paperwork saying the close date now had been moved to July eleventh. The Title company here in Alabama rescheduled the close on July twelfth. And FINALLY, both houses closed and funds were transferred. Yay!!!
During the turmoil, phone calls, date moving, rescheduling, wondering, waiting, and craziness, God took wonderful care of us. Sweet hubby’s brother and wife were generous enough to let us stay with them. Everyone on the Alabama end worked with us during schedule and plan changes. The Tennessee Title company continually tried to find out information for us as the dates kept changing. Our Alabama Realtor was wonderful to help us through all the uncertainty. And, the seller here worked with us without any issues or problems. We were abundantly blessed by God’s kindness.
The house, yard, and neighborhood are wonderful, and we’ve already found a church home and we are settling in to the home God has given us. We are blessed, blessed, blessed!
God is in His kindness also had me wait to post about this adventure. To be honest, during the uncertainty, I wanted to scream, rant and rave about the constant delays and problems. I’m grateful we didn’t have internet service during that time. I wish I could tell you I kept calm and controlled during it all, but I didn’t. During the bumps, some unsightly thoughts and actions came out of my bumped body.
If I had known how it would turn out, that all would be okay, that everything would work out, I would have been a calm, delightful person. Regardless of what was happening, I should have remembered God would take care of us. He always has, He always will. Fortunately, God is gracious. His kindness flowed through, His provision continued, His mercy remained unfailing.
Are you encountering unwelcome changes in your plans and bumps along your journey? God’s got you. He knows your needs. God understands the difficulties of life. He’ll be with you. Forever, He will be with you, and it will turn out okay. He promises.
And someday, in the end, we will all stand and marvel at how it all turned out okay.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior… For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11 (NASB), Isaiah 43:2-3 (NASB)
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28 (NASB)
“And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” ~ Revelation 21:3-4 (NASB)