i am not a patient person. i hate waiting. when an event or thing or idea gets into my head, i tend to let it set up shop there and grow until it's all i think about and then come to the conclusion that obviously the only acceptable moment for it to happen is "now".
a few months ago, the 2-bedroom apartment next to my 1-bedroom opened up. i wanted it. i'd never seen the inside of it. but it has 2 bedrooms, which means it has to be bigger than mine. and it's an end unit, which means it has to be brighter than mine.
the problem was, i was in the middle of my lease, which includes a cleaning contract for the apartment building and in turn, a discounted rent price. [read: it didn't feel like a good idea, especially because of the timing.]
fast forward. my lease ends february 28, and i have spent some time in prayer about my living situation. i've also been checking craigslist and other listing sites off and on, just to see what's out there. last tuesday, my landlord posted the availability of a 2-bedroom in my building.
five days, several emails, and one visit later, i will be moving march 1 to the 2-bedroom that my heart so desired in the fall.
the timing, His timing, couldn't be more perfect.
the current tenants moving out coincides perfectly with the end of my current lease.
the apartment is bigger and brighter. there are original refinished hardwood floors, and there is plentiful storage.
and the icing on the cake?
my landlord has offered to pay me to advertise, show and find a qualified tenant for the 1-bedroom.
if i am successful, it will cover the difference in rental cost between my current apartment and the new one for 6 months.
i said to john last night that i needed to write this story down because when times get hard again, i need to remember things like this and reclaim hope.
::i couldn't have asked or imagined the way in which this all unfolded.::
it is so much better than what my human efforts would have meagerly produced a few months ago.
His provision, His blessing, His timing... is so worth the wait.