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Wheels Are In Motion

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.

Distance from Fort Myers, FL to Washington Court House, OH

Keep me in your prayers through this major event in my life.

Thank you,


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4 thoughts on “Wheels Are In Motion

  1. Congratulations, Monna! I’m so excited for you! You know you’re doing the right thing. You want/need to be around family now. Don’t doubt yourself! Maybe once you get settled in your new place, you’ll return to the jewelry sales. But you have so much going on right now, you can’t fully concentrate on it. I know you’ll do well whereever you go. Again, super excited for you and jealous! I so want out of Delaware but have at least 4 years before I can do any kind of a move. Embrace your new journey!


    1. Hi Brenda and thank you. I know I’m doing the right thing now. You are so right. There is so much going on in my head right now. My nephew and his wife are traveling to Ohio this evening, so they’ve taken some of my belongings with them. That is going to help me a lot. Where will you move once you can do so? I am so looking forward to this move. Hard to explain but I am excited about it.


      1. I think having a blog again is therapeutic for you. Just like it is for me. We share our thoughts and get it off our chest us build a support system. Do you have a lot of things to move? I’m glad you have help!

        I’ve offend wanted to move to New England area, like Maine. Visited there as a child and I still remember it’s beauty. I can’t stand the heat so the South just isn’t an option. Time will tell.

        I’m excited for you and can’t wait to hear about the move and when you get settled! Very exciting times!


      2. Yes, I agree. Sometimes I just have to get it all out in writing and then I’m okay until the next time.

        I don’t really have any furniture to move. Expense-wise, I believe it will be best to leave what I do have and buy when I get there. I hate to leave my armoire that my husband bought me but I can’t justify the expense of a moving truck and hiring someone to move the furniture when I get there and then I’d still have to come back for my car.

        My niece is helping me. She’s already found a sofa and a recliner rocker for me and 2 end tables. She has great decorating skills, so I’m letting her pretty much take care of it. I love the way she has her house decorated.

        I’ve never been to Maine. I do know I’m done with this heat in Florida.

        I’m going to try and document my move from the day I sign the papers and start traveling.

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