Now back to the house update. If you remember, we were suppose to close on December 21st or sooner… And that’s today. And we didn’t close. I won’t go into the details, but one underwriter has determined to not fund the loan for our buyer. His decision is based on personal opinion and no matter what documentation has been shown to him, he won’t change his mind. Our buyer has asked for 24 hours before we re-list the house. We are all skeptical at what she’ll be able to accomplish in that period of time. Our guess is our house will be back on the market soon. While I know God is in control and that he’s got this, that doesn’t mean I’m happy with this development. Through all the ups and downs and extensions and delays, I really thought we were going to close this week. I am disappointed and frustrated. I’m trying to walk the balance of feeling my emotions and acknowledging them while not being controlled by them. There are a lot of thoughts and feelings swirling around in me. My anchor and hope still remains in a God who sees the big picture when I only see a speck.
The one “bright” spot in this week (and I mean bright) is Jeremy and a team of volunteers have been working on giving our main kids classroom a face lift. Vibrant colors have been added to the walls and plans for new staging and decor are also in the works. Thanks to Nana being home with the boys, I was able to put in a couple of hours on Monday and Tuesday to help with the painting parties. I do enjoy the times where I can get out of Mommy mode and be productive in a different way than parenting. In this case, I got to paint many walls and see the transformation happen before my eyes. The only downside to my productive week has been being hit hard by the plague in our house today.
To consolidate this update – the house hasn’t sold yet and will most likely be back on the market soon, 4 out of 6 family members under our roof are hacking up a lung, but on the bright side, Jeremy is making great progress on a big project at work and it was fun to join him for part of the week. Last Saturday, was our first Christmas celebration with my immediate family. We have 3 more gatherings to look forward to in the coming week. Hopefully, we will be over this bug and in the Christmas spirit regardless of circumstances beyond our control. God is good and I am determined to have a Merry Christmas!