Thursday, May 29, 2014

Full Circle

My life has made an unpredicted full circle. Many who follow my blog know I've moved around the country abit after my husband lost his job in 2007. All this moving wasn't my plan.

 It's called survival.

We moved to Texas because neither of us could find a job in Florida that would support our basic needs. We both worked part time at jobs we hated and our savings was nearly gone. So we packed our belongings and made for Austin Texas--a place we'd never seen.

It was a long year. Bad job, bad hours, and overall a bad life. I was ready to go home, pick up where we left off in 2001. So in 2012, we packed our belongings, made the cross-country trip to PA and started over again.

So we thought. After starting to build a home with our remaining reserves, a long bitter winter struck. No work in the construction industry. When my husband got the chance to start over in Florida, he jumped. I didn't quite jump but hey, I like to eat. We packed a third of our belongings, and headed south in the middle of the winter to another unfamiliar town.

Full circle.

I wish I knew how long I'd be here. I wish I knew what will happen to my unfinished home in PA. I wish I knew why I ended up in Florida once again.

For now, I'm going with it. Trusting each day. Being open to new friends and opportunities. Writing. Reading. Saving to finish my house. Praying.

My blog might take a few detours and circles in the coming months. I'd like to continue to journal this road God has me on so please be patient with me while I do.

This much I know. It's no accident why I'm sitting in Florida. It was no accident that my husband lost his very good job. It was no accident why we started to build a home and had to leave PA. It's no accident that I'm back in Sunday School and attending a woman's Bible Study again.

God can turn anything around.


Stephanie Faris said...

My stepfather-in-law's son moved to Florida from TN because he had a hard time finding work here. He's in Naples now...apparently there was a big demand for finish carpenters, which was what he did, and the area is so heavily populated with tourists, retirees, and rich people, there's a shortage of people who actually work for a living. I've heard that a lot about various parts of Florida, but the tourist pockets can make some areas difficult. FWIW, Florida sounds like just about the best place to live in the U.S. with its sunny weather and # of beaches.

Lin Floyd said...

life is a journey, bumpy at times, the challenge is to thank God for the process!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Yes Terri, God can turn anything around. Your trust in God and his ways is so inspiring Terri. Hugs.

Lynda R Young said...

Simply put, God is awesome. He knows so much more than we could ever comprehend, and He loves us. You are definitely being watched over.

Cheryl Klarich said...

As I was reading your post, a sunny afternoon rapidly turned into a drenching rainy one... I love how you write about the cycles of your life, but bring in God's silver linings... :)

Karen Lange said...

It is interesting to look back on the journey, isn't it? God has everything in hand, no matter what it looks like. I am thankful for what He's doing in your lives, and mine as well. :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

I appreciate you sharing your journey with us, Terri. It has solidified my trust in God's faithfulness. And I'm so glad you get to eat now!

kat bradley said...

I lived in PA for 8 years...Harrisburg, the capitol. I LOVE my PA mountains and grieve their loss. But, God had other plans for me too...I can relate...kat