Thursday, February 25, 2010

OK...what now Lord?

We were so excited to move. It was an income regulated apartment so we were just waiting around for the paperwork to get approved. Me and the kids had been collecting boxes and packing things we didn't need and dreaming of our washer and dryer....well....I may have been the only one dreaming of a washer and dryer, but you get the point.

It was yesterday (Wednesday) and I was at work when I got a phone call that said "Rebekah, I have some news. Are you sitting down?"


I was then informed that the apartment I was applying for was not available to me because I made to much money. I make exactly three hundred dollars to much. I was a little shell shocked. I had gone over my income with these people before I went through this whole process to avoid such a situation and now I found myself smack in the middle of an impossible seeming story. He then went on to tell me that they did have a market value apartment (same EXACT apartment as the income regulated one) for $945.00 a month. I cant afford rent that high. Its just COMPLETELY out of my range.

I told the man thank you and hung up. I had already given my apartment complex my thirty day notice...but that was only two days ago so I just figured that I would call and ask them to disregard my notice and then I would save up and move in the summer instead of right now. Everything was going to be OK.

I finally reached my lunch hour yesterday so I dialed the phone number to my apartment complex and gave them the low down.....

Me: Hi Crystal. I wont be fell through can you cancel my 30 day notice?

Crystal: Oh OK...can you hold on a minute?

Me: Sure.

Crystal: Rebekah...I'm sorry but we have already rented out your apartment and they already signed the lease. You have to be out by March 17th.

I was heartbroken. I cried almost my whole lunch hour wondering what I was going to do. How was I going to find a place to live in three weeks? How was I going to afford the security deposit? I only have saved a few hundred. I felt defeated, hopeless. My heart and my pocket book were really counting on this very affordable and cute apartment and now it was gone and the possibility of being without a place to live was just around the corner.

So that was is the same situation and I really don't know what I am going to do. Please pray for me and my family. Everybody is sad especially Chelsea. She is just about to graduate from eight grade. She wants to graduate with all her friends and is so scared of what might happen with us moving away.

Seems impossible.....but I am hopeful. What now Lord?


Amber, That's Me! said...

So sorry to hear. I will keep praying for you that you can find something in time that works for you! Try to keep your spirits up as best you can

Renia Flaishans said...

I am SO sorry Rebekah!! Our prayers are with ALL of you guys!
Renia (Michigan)

Kay said...

I've lurked for a little while, praying for you and your family. HUGS God will make a way, HE will.

LL said...

Oh Rebekah! Many prayers! I know God has a plan and he will open doors for you and get you the KEY to your new home!

cc said...

Oh Bless your heart. I knew none of this until reading your post. Now I know why I woke up with you on my mind this morning. As I told you, I was in the middle of saying a prayer for you when I received your text about a new blog.
Now I know what to pray for specifically.
Love You Girl .. Keep your awesome faith!

Nati @ I will praise Him said...


kalibug said...

Oh, I am praying so hard!!!!!!! I am so sorry.

mak'n Changes said...

Oh. My gosh Becky I'm so so so so sorry! Of course I will pray. I know the desperation you are feeling.....its not pretty.....WOW!

AnGèLe said...

Oh hun! I dont know what to say! Ugh! Even in all these hard time.. unfortunately things happen for a reason even if we dont know what that reason is yet.! I will keep you and your family in my prayers!

Laurel said...

I'm so sorry, Rebekah. :o( I'm going to be praying and believing that God will open another door for you...and that you'll find another amazing place. How stressful that this is the situation for you right now. I was so bummed to read this.

I'm praying!!!

Anna said...

I'm so sorry this happened! You would think they would know you made too much before promising you the apartment! Praying for you and your children. I know it is so hard to have faith during times such as these but God will open a door or window or even a small hole to crawl through, somehow in your time of need. Do you have any family you could stay with until you find a place you can afford?

Annjeri said...

Oh sis, I am so sorry to hear of this. My heart is broken for you. I will be praying for you guys.
Love ya,

Anonymous said...

This is terrible, Rebekah. I am praying for you. Do you think it would be possible for you to ask your employer to pay you $350 less (change your work contract) and then reapply for the income value apartment?

Jennifer said...

Hi, Rebekah,

Another could also call 2-1-1 for help in locating social services and housing assistance. (If you've never heard of it, 2-1-1 is a 24-hour information referral helpline run by United Way.)

I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Best and peace.

Anonymous said...


My heart goes out to you and you and your kids will remain in my prayers. God is holding you close and knows exactly what the plans for this are ... Keep your head and heart up.


Rebekah said...

We were so excited for you too, I'm so sorry to hear this :(. Praying that God will come through with an even bigger, better place. He IS that kind of God!