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It’s crazy how much my life has changed in a little over four months.   It has been a slow process but the kids and I are now in a little home in the country and a new life has begun.  Not only are we on our own now, we have also completely changed our lifestyle.  I am SO happy with this change – I’m not a city girl, so it feels kind of like coming home.  And for the kids, it’s heaven!  We are on a little over an acre that is completely fenced, everything my eyes can see around me is beauty and nature, no more sounds of cars whooshing by or fire trucks waking me up at midnight.  This place is a blessing.  It has been a wonderful home to heal in so far.

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I know that the end of a marriage is a sad thing, but this last few months my eyes have really been opened to… truth.  Reality. I can’t really go into detail here, but I can tell you that God’s presence and faithfulness through this time have been incredible.  He has really grown my faith through this.  It’s the scariest, most heartbreaking trial I have ever been through and one I didn’t think I could ever survive, but I am apparently stronger than I believed myself to be – with God as my Rock.  :)


Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage;
be not afraid, neither be you dismayed: for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
– Joshua 1:9


Do you know when faith is tested?  When you lose control.  I had to ask myself some tough questions.  One of them was, “Are you going to trust God when He doesn’t answer your prayers the way you thought He should or would?”  The answer was yes.  He showed me that He knew better than I did what was good for me and my kids.


And they that know your name will put their trust in you:
for you, LORD, have not forsaken them that seek you.
– Psalm 9:10


He is able. He is faithful, He is trustworthy.  He has brought me out of darkness and although it’s not totally over yet, He has more than shown that He  will take care of me and my little family.  And I am so grateful for that!  I hope I can be an encouragement for others who are going through unforeseen trials like this.  You will get through it.  It won’t be easy, but take one step at a time and keep your eyes on Jesus and your mind on his promises for you.

It took a little while, but I have hope again.  I can’t wait to see what God has planned for us.  :)  In the meantime, we are adjusting to our new place (we’ve been here about two weeks) and a new routine.

Question for you:  
Do you live in the city or the country?  

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7 Responses to Starting Over – A New Adventure Ahead

  • I’m so glad to hear that you’re doing well. I know situations like that can be really rough. God does, indeed, help us through trials and tribulations. Here’s wishing you and your kids much happiness.

  • My word for this year is up. Sounds like it fits you too. Thinking of you often. Wish you were closer.

  • It sounds like moments of peace are starting to find their way to you ~ glad you found a new place with room to roam and enjoy nature :) The quietness of it all does afford the opportunity for healing ~ and a very active imagination! ; )

  • We live in the city but have the country not far away. Being Air Force and living on base, it feels like a city, but it is always in the middle of nowhere so like being in the country. When we retire, Lord willing, it will be to the country and more than 40 acres.

  • I think the hardest part about change is that I can’t see what is ahead of me. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan, and I know that His plan is way better than mine, but I find it hard to put my faith in something I can’t see. I’m a planner… and sometimes.. most of the time… I just have to trust that Heavenly Father loves me, he will take care of me, and even though I can’t see what is ahead of me, He can, and it is a beautiful thing.

    • I’m just completely honest with Him about my weakness, the tendency to want to take over (or panic!) when things aren’t going the way I think they should. I have to continually give my life and kids back to Him. I’ll tell you, when I look back at what a wreck I was when my future was so blurry and then see where I am at now, I realize just how trustworthy God is. He had me the whole time, I didn’t have to be a wreck!

      I want to have a quiet faith in tribulation. The problem is, to get that you have to go through the fire. :p I wouldn’t change that, but it’s so hard at the time.

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