Friendships, Moving, and the Kindness of God

Saying "see you later" doesn't make saying "good-bye" easier. For me, the worst part of moving is leaving friends behind, not knowing when you will see them again. Leaving our home of fifteen years was agonizing knowing the friendships I would leave behind would never be the same. Fifteen years of friendships equaled fifteen years … Continue reading Friendships, Moving, and the Kindness of God

Providential Perseverance

We weren’t ready.  After 10 months in Louisiana, we were called back to Virginia.  Although we wanted to stay, looked forward to continuing our bayou adventures, circumstances did not make sense for us to remain. “Movers move”, as I learned in my “Moving On” group, I just had no idea we would fall into that … Continue reading Providential Perseverance

The Hilarity of God

I had to throw my head back and laugh.  We have been in the bayou 10 months and the "promising" job that brought our family here was downsized.  For weeks, hubby has been applying, submitting resumes, and networking.  Multitudes of promising conversations and no offers.  Two offers finally did come through, one risky and out … Continue reading The Hilarity of God

Removed pt. 3

I expected our move would bring new experiences and a fresh start.  I was not anticipating new opportunities for me.  God placed specific people in my life who were "nudgers". People who saw more potential in me than I saw in myself and felt no reservations in giving me little nudges toward what they felt … Continue reading Removed pt. 3

Removed pt2

I felt lost.  God had asked me to step back from everything I was passionate about.  I struggled to see how this fit in to my church and my life.  Saying "no" at every turn was so unlike me and yet, as I withdrew, my focus moved to my family.  My full term baby was … Continue reading Removed pt2

Friend-ed

"Mom, will I ever have a friend at school?" She had asked me the question before, but each time was like a kick in the gut.  No answer would suffice.  No response would make everything better.  This girl of mine left several close friends behind in Virginia; girls she has known most of her life. … Continue reading Friend-ed