Building the House Episode 10

There are so many things I need to say about this process from the beginning to this point that it is all jumbled in my head. If nothing else comes across, I want this journey to show people that God is truly real and just a mustard seed is all you need in whatever difficulties and obstacles you face in life. I had a discussion with a friend of mine about how people think you are bragging when you share your accomplishments and things that happen in your life.Β  While I am not saying that some people really are braggers by nature some of us are just trying to show the goodness of God.

From reading blogs I’ve seen people go from infertility to motherhood. From negative to positive thinking. Career changes, moves and just overall self improvement. I never look at these things as bragging but rather I think to myself if God did that for them, He can surely meet MY needs. Those are shows of God’s grace to me, confirmation for me at times comes through other people’s success and I hope my blog does that for someone.

*steps off the pulpit* Whilst the collection plate is being passed around let’s get on with the update.

Soooo, there was drama a few weeks ago. I got a call that our short sale process hit a brick wall and that we would need to go back through the original process that yielded an unfavorable result a few months back. Then the next day I got a call that one of the very first homes built in the community did not appraise and there was a possibility that we may not be able to build our home as it is currently showing on paper regarding upgrades etc. I just cried.

I cried because I was overwhelmed, I cried because I am tired of the unknown, I cried because I was mentally, and physically tired at that point. I woke up the next morning, prayed and told God that I believed in His path and that was our house until someone else put their curtains up in the window….and I truly believe that!!

Went about gathering the additional documents needed and a few days later got a call from a very nice lady at BOA who was assigned to be our new liaison through the process. When I say overly helpful and understanding, she is amazing, compared to the rude and condescending one we had before. She informed me that since we already had the majority of the paperwork in she could expedite some of the process, and she has. I took that small improvement as a sign. I said thank you out loud. The next day our contact at the builder called and informed us that they are doing pre-appraisals to make sure the house will appraise before making any decisions on whether or not changes need to be done. She informed me that at this point we are fine to move forward as written.

In the meantime nearly all of the houses around us are being built. Like completely framed while our lot was still just a mound of dirt, no explanation either. No one could tell me why the delay. The other day I started to go ham but I said God you know the timing and it is always perfect, increase my patience, it will all come together at the end.

I went by this morning and was not expecting to see anything so I left Candace (that’s my camera) at home but was surprised to see this.

march 14 collage blog

March 14 front blog

March 14 b

How can I say I am trusting God and not start packing this place up…


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    Legally Chocolat
    March 14, 2013 at 10:42 am


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    March 14, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Start packing your house girl!!! You’ll be in your new house before you know it. God has a way of teaching us how to work on His time. Like you said, until you see someone else’s curtains in the window that’s your house. Can’t wait to see all the decorating posts!

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    March 14, 2013 at 11:20 am

    yyaaaaaay, your slab is down! Awesome! Get to packing!

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    Christie Edwards
    March 14, 2013 at 11:25 am

    This is so awesome! I welcome good news and I will even do a victory lap in your honor. God continue sto show his face in our situations. Sometimes it requires that we step back and sit in quiet. People need to learn that when you celebrate in others’ great blessings, your blessing is soon to follow! Congrats and I look forward to seeing it all come together πŸ™‚

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    March 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Best post I’ve read all day! Congrats on your new home!!

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    Brown Girl Next Door
    March 14, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I loved that! Congrats on your soon to be new home and you are so right to try your best not to go ham girl. They say when we jump in and handle things we are telling God we don’t need him. Trust the process is becoming one of my favorite sayings! xoxo,

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    March 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

    *church stomps* Yes, girl, YES! All of this!!! Every word. Pray. Trust. Believe. Repeat.

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    March 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    God is so good!!! No bragging…all blessings. Thank you for sharing…keep sharing!

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    March 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I am so happy this process is still moving along for you. It’s a reason you’re going thru it. I know for me it’s showing me it’s a lot more complicated than I thought but you’re remaining faithful and I’m sure you will be in your new home soon enough. I always get excited about these updates bc I know God is working! I miss you!!

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    March 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    God is good!

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    March 14, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Get to packing now put a box in each room so you can be ready to go. Congrats to ya

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    March 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Walk in faith, you are doing a great job holding your head. It will be yours and you will have a testimony!! You are so close! Go get it!

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    March 14, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    “I never look at these things as bragging but rather I think to myself if God did that for them, He can surely meet MY needs.” I agree 110%!

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    March 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Wonderful news and progress! God is amazing. Congrats to you and your family.

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    March 15, 2013 at 12:03 am

    We went through this last year and the whole process can be really stressful. It seemed like it took them forever to just get started building (we had a lot of little snags and hold ups in the process too), but then once the foundation was poured it started going FAST. After the foundation has cured, I bet you’ll start seeing changes almost daily. So yes, you better start packing! πŸ™‚

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    Erika at BluLabel Bungalow
    March 15, 2013 at 8:32 am

    FOREVER amazed by His grace.

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    March 15, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Doing a praise dance all over this post! GOD IS GOOD GIRL! So GOOD!

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    March 15, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    GOD is good all the time!

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    G K
    March 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Looking good, looking good! So happy for y’all!

    It’s funny you mentioned the bragging thing…sometimes I’ll proof a blog post of mine and have to change some things around because I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging. But then I’ll just sit and ask myself, was bragging my intention…and the answer is always no. Not my style.

    However, I do enjoy being positive and sharing beautiful things happening in my life. And if someone reads my blog and doesn’t like it? Guess what. They can leave my page (never to read again, hopefully, if they can’t be happy for my family/me).

    So I say all of this to say to YOU, don’t preface your good news with “I’m not trying to brag…” Be happy! Give others the chance to be happy for you, too! Most of us out here are delighted to see great things happening for others. Anyone who reads your blog post and sees only bragging probably isn’t happy for you (and never will be). And you shouldn’t want them here.

    Anyhoo, have a good weekend! Keep the faith, hun! Whatever God has chosen for you, it’s waiting for you! πŸ™‚

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    March 15, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Yesssssssss, throws tissue at computer screen. Sometimes its so frustrating we must cry. We get hit with turn after turn and start doubting God and his word. I have been having several of those moments but mustard up some encouragement and keep pressing on. This week was tough and I have been praying. Left and right God has been showing his Grace & Mercy. Keep believing in your dream house. It will happen sooner than you thank. Thank you for this honest post =)

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    Candace (NYStateofMom)
    March 15, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    So first let me say I was just too hype when I read your camera’s name πŸ˜‰ and YAY!! the slab is down and we’re almost there! Start packing girl your housewarming gift is on it’s way!!!

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    Monica J
    March 16, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Awwwww, congrats Mimi. That is a beautiful sight to see, espcially when you’re expecting nothing. I’m so happy that you haven’t given up even through all the uncertainties, frustration and tears. It’s all worth it in the end. You will sell your current home and move into your dream home. I’m still wishing nothing but the best for you over here. Keep the faith! And I’m loving the patio pic! πŸ™‚

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    March 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    This post really brought tears to my eyes. Maybe it’s because I know exactly how you feel and I can attest to the mercy of God and His Power. Words cannot even begin to express how happy I am for you and your family.

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    Mrs. Delightful
    March 18, 2013 at 6:13 am

    YAY!!! Thanks for sharing your house building journey :). I truly look forward to the updates.

    Mrs. Delightful

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    March 27, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Yall better get to packing! God is definitely an on time God. I’m so with you on trusting Him to work things out the way they need to be done because after all He does know best. I’m so happy the new house is coming along and pray that everything works out will selling your current home.

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