Today would have been my Mom's 76th Birthday. It's still hard to believe she is gone.
Our family is entering our first Holiday Season without her. My heart breaks for my Dad. For the first time in 58 years he will not get to celebrate Christmas with the Love Of His Life.
So much has happened since I have written my last blog.
I had all but given up on my dream to move my family back to the coast after the girl decided to renew the lease on the condo we were going to move into.
(with no deposit. The ONLY way we could afford to do so.)
I did what we should ALWAYS do with EVERY aspect of our lives.
I turned it ALL over to God.
Why do we as humans try to handle everything ourselves knowing full well that if we just give it ALL to God He will work it out.
One afternoon I had this feeling that I should run our washer and dryer for sale on Facebook. Within the hour it was sold. The precious lady also bought our Air Hockey table. That gave us our deposit which meant we could once again begin our search for a place to lease at the beach. Every place I called, within our price range, would not allow our cat Chocolate who has been a member of our family for 13 years.
There was a small yellow sticky note with a number written on it which lay on the table next to my chair. I walked by it daily with this feeling that I should call it but I had no memory of what the number was for. It wasn't like me to just write a number down and not put a name with it so I didn't think it was important.
Finally one day right after we sold the washer & dryer, I picked up the number and walked toward the trash can to toss it. The feeling was so strong that I turned around and walked straight to my phone and dialed the number. The voice on the other end said "Myrtle Grand Vacations". Before the lady could say another word I said, " We have a 13 year old Persian Cat who is part of the family. Do you have ANYTHING available for long term lease?"
She paused for a moment and then said they had one property that would allow cats. After checking on it she said they had one unit available. It was in our price range! The same thing we were paying to live in Easley!
Here's the best news! It was 3 bedrooms, 3 bath, on the 12th floor, OCEAN FRONT!
We could have it until April 1st (which would get us down there and give us 5 months to search for something permanent while living in Paradise.
What a Blessing it was to be able to say yes right then and give her the deposit which if I had called before the washer and dryer sold I would not have been able to do.
For as long as I can remember I have had the dream of living On The Beach. I never dreamed it would ever come true.
Now as I sit here gazing out at the ocean listening to the sound of the waves as they crash onto the shore I am reminded of God's Grace and that if we only let go of our need to control and allow HIM to take over EVERY aspect of our lives He will indeed, effortlessly, make our dreams come true.
To HIM Be The Glory And The Honor
This picture was taken of me BEFORE our world was turned upside down. Believe me, I look a lot more RESTED here than I do now. LOL
I believe we are on this earth for two reasons. To SERVE GOD and to HELP OTHERS.