Let me share with you part of a letter I received yesterday afternoon:
“This letter serves as a 45 day notice to terminate your lease as of January 17, 2009.”
Out of 8 total sentences in this letter, this is the second one. One that could be spoken to my roommates and myself since my room sits right above my landlords office. We share a two story house, and have for two years. Six weeks ago, my friend signed a lease to move in. December 2nd, that all changed.
After I read this letter, I was in a wave of emotion. Really sad, as I looked around at my brown walls, I love my brown walls. I called to share with my roommate, the one who had just moved in six weeks ago, to tell her the news. She was pretty upset and who could blame her? Why have someone move in when you are even thinking of doing this? Getting a couple months rent, thats really nice. I didnt call my other roommate, who was in the middle of a long 14 hour shift. I called Jace and read him the letter. I started to cry for a numbers of reasons when asked “What are you thinking?”
I know God will provide – He has already reminded me that I will have a roof over my head with a handful of offers from friends who offered my their spare room (but only one with a Big Bunny). Though that doesnt mean this isnt hard and put a lot of unknowns out there. My little house is going to try and look for a place together. We’ve moved on from bitterness to the pros we will have at our new place. Washer and Dryer! Living room! Dishwasher! Still, Im sad to have to leave my downtown apartment that Ive grown to really like. Moving is a pain and especially in the middle of Christmas time.
Wish me luck as I look for a new home.