For those who have not heard about our house ordeal...
Last Wednesday, five days before we were supposed to close on our brand new home we got a call letting us know that the house had been appraised for 14,353 dollars less than the original list price. KB Home wanted us to make up the difference of the cost up to 14,000 dollars or let the contract laps and we would sadly lose the home.
After falling into discouragement and fear (as we have to evacuate our current home on the 16th of July with our baby on the way by the 31st) we had to humble ourselves and turn to family and friends for help praying for a miracle. We immediately got to our knees and began to pray. We knew we were asking for a miracle. After doing some research and investigation we found that KB Home usually would cover most of the loss, up to 10,000 dollars. We still couldn't cover the 4,000 as we still need to pay for the rest of our down payment.
We found comfort at the temple, and were even impressed with a name for our baby girl...Hannah Elizabeth, which means God's Grace and God's Promise. We were comforted in the accommodations our landlady was willing to provide to us, we were comforted when my cousin Jeremy, who is in real estate called with options and support. We knew our family was faithfully praying and although I couldn't fast, Adam fasted for a miracle.
Today we received the amazing news that KB Home would take the entire loss at no cost to us. Although they were not able to adjust the appraisal, they agreed to letting us have the home. We feel so blessed. Last Wednesday I posted one of my favorite Hymns on the blog. There were a few lines in the song that have stood out to me. The first comes from the second verse: We'll love one another and never dissemble. I've felt so much love and unity from my family, friends, ward members, and especially Adam. The second line comes from the third verse: In faith we'll rely on the arm of Jehovah- I've never had to depend more on the Lord than this last week.
This week has given us perspective and served as a reminder that everything we have comes from God. Every blessing comes from Him. The promise of paying tithing, having a missionary, and having faith has paid off...nevertheless we know that if the desires of our hearts had not been given to us, we KNOW that it was because it was not supposed to happen that way. We know that Heavenly Father loves us if we were able to get into the home or not and that we would be protected and cared for. Although I almost went into labor about a thousand times :) I am grateful for the experience of this week.