Sunday, 21 February 2010

Patience and Trust

So if you would've asked me on Friday what I was doing this weekend, I would've told you I was moving into my dream house (seen above). However, not happening yet. Here's the story for those of you who don't know.

We went to close on Friday at 3:30, check in hand, pen ready to sign. Well the closing attorney told us that when the builder bought the land, he was to pay the neighborhood a marketing fee. Builder went under, never paid fee. So then the current owner bought the house from the bank. He went to sign the papers to sell the house to us and saw this fee on the papers. He said he wouldn't sign, because it wasn't his responsibility to pay, it was the builder's. And no, the fee is not small enough for us to pay it, just to get into the house. So needless to say, we couldn't close without his signature. Story to be continued. We didn't get out of there until 6:00, with no resolution. Hoping it all works out tomorrow, but may not.

So what did I end up doing this weekend? Canceling movers, fridge and furniture delivery, PODS pick-up, etc. Good times. BUT, I got to enjoy this BEAUTIFUL weather with my family. The sunshine gave us all a boost.

We were saying our family prayers the other night, and Tadd prayed for patience. Right when it came out of his mouth, I said, "NO! Don't pray for patience! God will give you opportunities to practice it!" Needless to say, we have been given that opportunity.

The good thing is, we both totally trust that God's will is going to be done in all of this, and we have turned it over to Him. So if he doesn't want us to have this house, we will know.

So we wait, and trust.


Donna said...

What a nightmare- but what a precious house- I LOVE LOVE LOVE it- that wrap-around porch is a dream!