Friday, June 06, 2008

Another One of Life's Ambushes

The letter I received in the mail yesterday:

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bubba's Sis,

I am writing as required by the lease to inform you that I will not be renewing your lease which is due to expire on August 31, 2008. I am planning on moving back into the house myself when the lease on the house I am presently renting expires on September 1. You have been great tenants, but I need to move into a house I own, as my life has changed significantly since I first leased the house. I have remarried and have a baby boy due in about a week and I am also now a stepfather to a 9-year-old boy. Sorry about the inconvenience as I am well aware of the hassles of finding a suitable place to live and the move associated with it. If you need a reference for a different place, I will be happy to give an excellent recommendation.

Thanks again for your cooperation and for being great tenants,

The Landlord


My first reaction: "Oh shit."

My next reaction: Running around waving my arms over my head shrieking, "What are we going to do? What are we going to do? We love this house! We had planned to buy this house from the owner, and now he wants it back?!? AAAAAAAAA!"

My next reaction: Pray. That is always the answer, and I know in my heart that God will take care of us. He will never leave us or foresake us. Past experience has proven to me that God is there, God has us in the palm of His hand, and we will be OK.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

13 comments:

D... said...

There is no doubt in my mind. Ya'll WILL be ok. Like I told you, He has something better in store for you. There's a reason we don't know about yet.

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your housing situation. I will be praying for you and your family. You are right. Something will open up! Keep hoping!

Katie Lady said...

Pray without ceasing. I'm so sorry BS, but I know it will all be ok.

Patois said...

Yes, I'm with D. Perhaps He has timed this so you and the Mr. will find the housing market nice and soft and cushiony for you to buy.

Bubba's Mom said...

When I heard the news I also used a 4 letter expletive (not the same one you used however!) and then I cried. I always have a gut reaction of anger when these things happen, so I proceeded to kick the cat all day and totally wear myself out. But then I remembered the words of Laura S. that we had just heard the night before at First Wednesday church & was able to lay it down. You have a precious faith, Sis, and I love you for it. He does have something better for you, He does have plans for you and He will never leave or forsake you. What a wonderful example you are setting for your kids. I love you.

Well Behaved Krissy said...

The good news is that with the housing market being lower you should be able to buy a house for significantly lower than what you could have before AND you basically have your PICK of houses, they're EVERYWHERE! and seems like EVERYBODY is a motivated seller.

crazy working mom said...

I know things will work out for you. I am praying for you too! Keep us posted.

cjh said...

Yikes. Good luck and just try to keep it positive! Or, you know, buy Bubba's house. :o)

Kim said...

Keeping you all in my prayers as I completely know the feeling. Keep praying and things will work out.

Big hugs coming your way.

Pigs said...

Eek! Good luck. The housing market is really bizarre right now, maybe you can find something good!

Valtool said...

I liked the first reaction.

As we were driving home from trivia last night a paastor was on the radio we had no idea who he was or where he was from, but it was interesting. He was talking about David and a small rag-tag army facing a formidible force of Philistines and what he did for his battle plan. He gathered his men, and they went to their knees.

jennyonthespot said...

The Mom's comment rocks. Amen, amen, amen... Awesome verse... It may be hard to see now, but when you get to look back, you will see God's loving and precious hand covering every step :)

Jenny 865-53oh9 said...

Hold on to those promises! He WILL see you through it and then some. But in the meanwhile, please keep us updated while we hold you guys up in prayer and support.