I suppose some would say it’s not an ending nor a beginning, but a continuation. Maybe the best way to look at it would be like a book We’ve finished one chapter and the next chapter is beginning. However you want to look at it, 2 years, 2 months and 2 weeks ago we drove into Florida on April 1, 2009 and stopped at our friends’, the Dauns’, house near Orlando on our trek to Naples. We had 1 dog, 2.5 kids, 3 cats, 2 cars, and 5 relo-cubes of stuff (in storage).
Yesterday, on June 15, 2 years, 2 months and 2 weeks later, I again arrived, in transit once again, on the Dauns’ front porch. Now our final destination is Mountain View, CA. We have 1 dog, 1 car, the equivalent of 1 (plus 1 ft linear space) relocube of stuff (in storage), & 3 kids. I’m on my own, in the adult category, since Brian’s been working in CA for the last 4 months
This time is a whole lot different. It has been a life changing 2 years in many ways. Make that closer to 3 years from the beginning of this particular journey. When we drove into FL we didn’t intend to stay, but I’m not sure we would have guessed God would take us somewhere new so quickly (although for the last 9 months we’ve certainly prayed He would!) He continues to believe one of our greatest lessons we need to learn is patience and relying on Him. As we wait for the delayed closing on our House in FL. As we waited for someone to buy our house… As we waited to find a 3 bedroom apartment in or near Mountain View. when all of a sudden there were no vacancies… And now as we wait to get into our new apartment. But at least that one has a definite time period on it…July 20. 1 month and 5 days.
So, for then next 35 or so days, kids and I and dog will be traveling, visiting, and sight-seeing. This next chapter is bound to be exciting!