Friday, September 01, 2006

And they're off!

Well, technically it's just me, and I'm actually leaving Sunday, but I don't know if I will get a chance to blog between now and then.

I have just a wee bit of anxiety about this move. I know it is exactly what God has planned, but that doesn't mean it will be easy. I have only lived outside of Dallas/Ft. Worth 3 years of my 43. I've been attending the same church for 21 years with my brother as pastor. I haven't worked full time, except for a couple of temp jobs, in 21 years either. So I have alot of adjusting to do. Not to mention starting off without the DH and DKs, and the best dog in the universe.

My DH has agreed to let me take the van (unairconditioned) so that I will not be completely at the mercy of my MIL. Please pray for rain all the way from DFW to Tulsa on Sunday so that I will survive the trip! I will be spending the first week with my MIL so that might take some prayer as well. After that, I may be getting the first apartment by myself of my entire life. I might finally be a real grownup, or GRUP as we say around here.

I think it will be fun after 2 years of living with 5 other people, packed to the rafters. However, since my motto is "Everything's better with a buddy, or cheese, or both" I'm not sure how I'll function on my own. Oh, did I mention - I won't have a computer, except at work! Guess where I'll be spending my lunch! So, I'll do a little freelance writing and a lot of reading.

We're still believing for financial provision, as we have about $40 to get us to next Friday - not this Friday - all of us. I know God will provide, it's His penchant for waiting till the last minute that is so unsettling. I choose to believe in Him and I will make myself rest in that belief. Help my unbelief!

I have a small shindig/big weepfest scheduled for tomorrow evening with a few friends. I have managed to keep the tears to a minimum, but there's no way I can hold out there. Sunday morning I will say good-bye to a few more, though I will be traveling back about every two weeks until DH finds a job and we sell the house. Then it's off to Tulsa. Thank Heavens for email and cell phones.

Wish me well sweet bloggy friends.


Barb said...

You know what? This is a HUGE change, for all of you. So I think a few tears might be in order.

I have sooo had to try to get by for ten days on so little money it seems impossible. You are going to shout so loud for joy when you get that first paycheck, I'll probably hear you all the way out here in Colorado.

Even imagining the adjustments you all have to make in the immediate future makes my head spin. I think all you can do is try to see a little further down the road, when you're all back together and life is on an even keel again.

Meantime, this is what you prayed for, THE JOB. So God must have a great plan for all of you. This is just the first step.

I don't know if I could take that lack of a computer, though. That might be just a little more than I could bear. :-)

Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

Oh, L., I am going to miss you SO MUCH--you are such a integral part of our MomTime group, and it's going to feel empty without you. (Not trying to make you cry here.) I hate that we didn't get to hug you goodbye. You find a Monday to take off in the future and "swing" by to see us, okay?

Love you!
p.s. And many prayers go with you:)