Friday, April 30, 2010

Some Good News!

In the midst of all the not-so-fun stuff we’ve experienced this week, there is good news to report about something that has been worrying us for many months now.

Many of you may remember that today has been an important deadline in our lives concerning our housing situation.  We needed to sell our house in Smithfield by this date (to qualify for a $6500 rebate) and we absolutely needed to buy the rent-to-own house we’re in by this date, as well, or it would be sold to someone else who was ready to buy it instead.   Unfortunately, we couldn’t buy this house until we had sold the one in Smithfield. 

By Tuesday of this week, it didn’t seem as though anything was going to work out. Numerous people had looked at our house and we had even gotten one (ridiculously) low offer.   But nothing was being accomplished and the time was about gone.  So we had the stress of a housing situation to cope with,  on top of the stress of my cancer and surgery.  It was a lot.

However, on Wednesday, at the last possible miraculous moment, someone came to see the house in Smithfield.  Who liked it.  Who already had financing in place. 

He made an offer.  We counter-offered.  He accepted.

And as of today?  The deal is complete!  (We actually knew the news on Wednesday but I couldn’t post about it because of a few loose ends that had to be tied up.)

I have some wonderful pictures and an extra story to post about it that will really warm your heart, especially when it came to the way Sarah was dealing with all of this.  She was so sad about the possibility of losing the house and when she heard the news?  Well, it was wonderful to behold.

So anyway, before I go back to bed (for the 78th time today) I did want to share that Most Wonderful News.

By the way, someone asked when Nathan would be home; he’ll be here in about two weeks.  Unfortunately, he lost the job he had gotten at the yacht building company because the company lost two orders in the past few weeks and has had to lay off workers.   But it will just be lovely to have him home for the summer.

Later. . .


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Tammy said...

That is wonderful news Becky!!

Jane Copes (Professor Sepoc) said...

Yesssssss! Hooray, hooray, hooray. And other felicitations of the day!

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear the news about the house! And so happy you get your boy home soon...hopefully another job turns up for him. Will M be coming for a visit with you all again, soon, too? It always looks like she and Sarah have such fun together, as well!

Still praying for you!

Lisa in San Diego

Anonymous said...

Yahoo! Zippity Doo Dah! Yowza! Hallelujah!


Jessica Kramasz said...

Wonderful! Praise God!

Anonymous said...

I know this must feel a like a ton of bricks has been lifted off your shoulder! Praise God! Go back to bed and rest! JD in NC

Anonymous said...

Praise God! What wonderful news in the midst of everything not so wonderful that is going on in your lives right now. At least you don't have the housing situation to worry about. I'm so happy that this weight has been lifted off your shoulders! Hooray!!! Still praying for you!

Gayle in AL

Marysienka said...

Yay!! I'm so excited for you!
*Does the happy dance*.

Something less to worry about. Phew, we like it this way :)

LizW said...

Absolutely wonderful news! I am so pleased for all of you. The stress of dealing with this on top of your health was just asking too much. Many prayers have been said in hope of this outcome. What a relief it must be! Now you can really concentrate on getting back to feeling yourself.


Anonymous said...

WOW! This is GREAT news we have all been praying for! And at the last possible moment too! So very happy that this big stress has been lifted from you all. Jill-FL

Shannon said...

That is wonderful news!!! What a way to end my week and yours!!! Have a great weekend!
Hopefully you get to feeling better soon!

bearie1 said...

Great news! And, thanks for your kind comment on Facebook. Means alot. Elaine

Anonymous said...

Great News, Smith Family! I am so happy for all of you. Can't wait to hear the rest of your stories. I think I may head in to bed for my 78th nap today too. LOL!

Love, Jodi

Anonymous said...

Great News, Smith Family! I am so happy for all of you. Can't wait to hear the rest of your stories. I think I may head in to bed for my 78th nap today too. LOL!

Love, Jodi

Pam D said...

I absolutely have no words; I just wish you could see my face right now! And maybe even my happy dance, although that might make you laugh too hard! Oh, thank you, Father! We knew You heard our cries, and we knew that You're always on time. But this is just too amazing not to call it a miracle!

MaryH said...

Woo Hoo!!! That is such good news! I hope that makes you feel a little better. Nathan will find some kind of work and if not, his biggest and best job will be keeping his mama company and him being home - YOUR HOME, for sure now! YAY!!!....that will make you feel better also. Thank you God for the recent answer to so many prayers for the Smithes. Still praying, however.

Sharon said...

HOW WONDERFUL!! that you have good housing news... I am so glad for all of you. I have never had surgery but have watched others that have... and while it seems you will never feel better I know you will. Prayers are with you all.

MaryH said...

God Bless, little Sarah, and all she has had on her mind and heart! I was wondering how you all felt about the house you are in now. If you have begun to fall in love with it and if it feels like home. If Sarah was that concerned, then that answered the question. Also, Nathan can begin to help with all the jobs and painting and other things you have been wanting to do that were waiting for the official house purchase. Becky, we have heard from you three times in less than 24 hours - NOW THAT IS PROGRESS! Does my heart good. Praying

Jan said...


lesley said...

Well, my lady, things are picking up! My John is also home in 2 weeks and it will great to have him home for the summer. He, too, is jobless, so far, for the summer, but who cares! I just need him home :)
Yay for boys coming home from collge!!
And your Miss Sarah, she has been handling some grown up issues these past few months, she must be so relieved! I am looking forward to hearing of her reaction.

Anonymous said...

Does God have perfect timing, or what? How He must be smiling knowing that the answers to all of those prayers people were saying for you and your home would be answered with good news on the 30th!

praying for you to be re-energized, Becky, w/o all that awful pain.
mrs pam

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you all. What a relief!!! You also sound a little better. Perhaps selling the house lifted a little of your burden and that is helping you to feel better.

My thoughts continue to be with you all!

Cindy in VA

Anonymous said...

Hooray! So happy to hear your house news!

Karo said...

Hallelujah! So, SO happy to hear that news. I know it had to have felt like a huge weight was lifted to see the deal completed. Keep on keeping on, Ms. Becky, you've got lots of good thoughts well wishes coming your way from western NC!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news! Perfect end to a rough week!
Robin in MN

Lyndsay said...

Exhale..... thank goodness!!!!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! He knows what we want and when we need it. Anna

Ericka said...


Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD!!! I had already checked in today but felt like I should check in again, so very HAPPY to hear this FABULOUS news!

Big, gentle ((hugs)) to you, praying for you as you heal and grieve your loss....I can't even imagine how hard it all must be. Thankfully, our Heavenly Father will carry us through these tough times in our lives.


Anonymous said...

I can hardly believe it! I'm in absolute, complete, utter, lump-in-the-throat awe of how God came through for you today!

Right smack dab on the deadline, the sale of your Smithfield home is finished and the purchase of your Manteo home is started. AND you qualify for a $6,500 rebate!

What a miracle. It doesn't get any better than this. Rejoicing with you today and thanking God for His faithfulness!

--Lori (Christoffersen) Johnson of Washington state (formerly of Wisconsin)

Anonymous said...

Hooray!! What a great way to start the month of May!! Having the housing situation fall in to place was a definite answer to the prayers of many.

Now for you to start feeling better and for Nathan to find another job.

Prayers and hugs!!
Connie F-G

Margie said...

Congratulations on selling your house. That's one giant worry lifted. Glad you seem to be healing. Sending you lots of love & prayers.

Lisa said...

I knew somehow, some way that our God would come through for you. He's NEVER too late, is HE?!?!?!? PRAISE HIS NAME! :)

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU, LORD, FOR ANSWERED PRAYERS!!! YES!! Wonderful, fantabulous news for the Smith family!
Love, Judy Elliott

megan said...

Praise the Lord!!

jmckemie said...

Such wonderful news about the house! God knows just what we need and even when we do not understand His timing, He is so faithful! He knew the person He needed in that house and His timing was truly perfect for all the pieces ot come together!
So glad, too, that you are up and about more.

Anonymous said...

God is sooooooo good. I am very very happy for all of you!!!
Hugs from Iowa,

Anonymous said...


Frapper said...

What wonderful news! I'm so glad that your house sold! It'll be nice to have Nathan back & I hope that he finds another job soon.

whiterecluse said...

Hooray! I'm so glad to hear that! Now I know you've got a huge weight off your shoulders, and you can concentrate wholeheartedly on getting well.

Anonymous said...

I am soooo happy for you all! That is wonderful news!

Kristi near KCMO

Bridgette said...

Wonderful news! Does this mean that you get to buy the house you're in now? I'm sure having that load lifted just helped speed up your recovery! May God continue to bless you in the days ahead!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I am sure a 1000 lbs have been lifted off your shoulders. Hope you are feeling better today.

Heidi in ND

Carrie B said...

YAY!!!!!! And that is what it means to "HAVE FAITH" !!!!

Michelle said...

That's not good news.

That's the BEST news in a long time!!! ;)

Praying things only get better from here.

Sue said...

I have prayed and prayed that God would send someone to buy the house! It is such wonderful confirmation that he is always working, even when we can't see!

Becky, UK said...

Ah I'm so pleased it's been sorted, one less thing to worry about! Also, Im sorry you are having problems with the drains, fingers crossed the dr's visit will go well and they can be removed!

Thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

If that doesn't make for total relaxing in your bed in your HOME news I don't know what is! Continued prayers for a speedy recovery and so glad this weight can be lifted!

So happy for all of you!

Ann Martin said...

Great news!!!! I have been away since Friday morning so I did not have access to the computer and just read the news. We knew in God's time it would happened. Guess He was trying to teach us patience. Anxiously awaiting the rest of the story. Praying daily you will feel stronger and better with each day. Have a safe trip Monday to the doctor. Hugs and love to all.

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