So what’s new today (May 12, 2021)? I received the phone call this morning telling me that my apartment in Ohio will be ready at the end of June 2021. I honestly thought since I was “on the list” it would be quite a few months, if not a year or more before I heard anything.
I’ve been so frustrated and anxious about moving back to Ohio and wondering if I’ve made the right decision.
I decided to leave it in God’s hands but I’m still learning to let God handle things. I still have the notion that I want to be in control. I learned three plus years ago that life is so much easier when you allow God to “take the wheel” but being human I forget that at times.
Last evening, I prayed again that He would let me know in some way that I’m doing the right thing and that I am supposed to be wherever the phone call came from first. I had applied for senior apartments both here in Fort Myers and in Ohio.
This morning, the phone rang, and I had to look twice to make sure I was seeing right and to believe the caller ID was from the apartment in Ohio.
Now tell me that prayer and turning your problems over to God doesn’t work!
I still don’t have all the moving details figured out, but I have until the end of June to get my stuff and myself up there.
I’ve lived in Fort Myers since 1966 (about 54 years). This town is all I’ve ever known. It will be hard to leave my home, my friends, and memories but I know I need my family around me now. Losing one of my sisters on March 28, 2021 has really put things in perspective for me and a realization of how important family is to me. I hope you come to that realization for yourself before it’s too late.
I know I jump back and forth from decision to decision, and it really irritates me when I do that to myself. From reading my last post on April 28, 2021, I mentioned about starting my jewelry shows again. I did two shows (May 4 and May 6, 2021) and it just wasn’t the same.
I’ve decided to liquidate my jewelry inventory and concentrate more on my spiritual and creative sides with reading my Bible more, writing, quilting, embroidery, diamond painting and family history research.
I’m really not looking forward to the drive from Fort Myers, FL to Washington Court House, OH. It’s been a long time since I’ve made that trip and of course I’m older now. I’ll just take my time and be careful. If it takes me a few more days, then so-be-it.
Keep me in your prayers through this major event in my life.