A new life

Girl with a snow globe

As we settle into our new home, I am amazed at the journey and all that has happened in that last bit of the rollercoaster. Here’s the highlights:

  1. After driving 3000+ miles in four days, my husband and I have decided that we are never doing that again. I am too old for this moving hassle. Good thing that we’re already in love with the areas!
  2. I’ve decided that moving is kind of like a snow globe in that you shake it and everything settles into a new place after being completely chaotic for a while.
  3. My children will not be away from me in the manner that they were ever again. Period. The psychological debriefing has been evolving over the last couple of days, and I’m horrified at what I hear.
  4. After all the hassle, this new life is worth all the waiting, wondering, and worrying.

I have come to believe that all of those platitudes I hear about how God will provide, that the best things comes to those who believe in their dreams, etc., are all true. I know from experience how hard it is to believe that things will get better when all you see around you is despair, grief, and tribulation. The hard times are not the point. The point is to take that one more step, however tiny, toward your dream. Even if it doesn’t seem like anything is happening, the person behind the scenes is working hard on your behalf.

You just have to believe in what you cannot perceive.

Easier said than done, I know. That level of trust and faith is critical to your success and growth.

Just be like a child with a snow globe and gaze with wonder at the beauty that results from all the chaos.


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