Also known as: life has turned crazy again and for some reason this Southern Belle feels the need to blog. Again. Because thats just what she does. Rambling
incoherent thoughts about where we have been, how we got to this point, and how the unknown future plays out. Hopefully giving insight to some wondering blog reader that has stumbled here. Or perhaps came intentionally to laugh at that crazy lady and her crazy ideas. Thats ok. We can laugh together. Just dont point. Makes people self-concious.
It has been almost 3 years since I last updated this blog. Goodness! That’s a lifetime in the Blogsphere! Not that we got far in the adventure before it was derailed. Life continues to evolve, as life tends to do. There have been many ups and many downs. I’d like to say life has had more ups. Depends on your look at life. We have learned much in these last years – things don’t work out as planned, other peoples choices affect your life. You can throw a tantrum (I am not the only one that does that, right?), but ultimately you still have to smile and do what needs doing. God is faithful, He always provides. Even when you think He’s not listening, or isn’t answering – He is, if you could just quite your mind, find your inner peace and listen. It may not be how you expect it, or even what you think you want or need, but an answer is an answer. He knows before you do what you ultimately need. If we didn’t know that before, it is engraved in us now. Hard lessons. Glad we went through it. Wish not repeat. Thank you very much.
It has not been a complete non movement in progress toward the goals. Until I reread the few posts that I had managed to get out into the great Blogsphere, we actually had accomplished some of the goals. We have slashed our bills dramatically, painfully even at times. Paid off 97% of our debts. We have decluttered and downsized. Many tears shed. Almost a year out and I couldn’t tell you what we got rid of that broke my heart at the time. In the spring of 2010, a spur of the moment two month hiatus turned into a Reboot Year. Why? Something led Mr. Man to refind his purpose, I followed. We learned. Much. Sometimes painfully. God has stayed faithful to fulfilling the hearts desire that He gave me, He has just tweaked it along the way, to be used for His Glory more. I still want my RV travelin’ life, with a little metal box house, but I hear Him now when He tells me “Not yet Linda, not yet”. To which I smile and say “Ok God, I’ll try really hard to get our of Your way. Just try not to get to mad when I meddle… again… because, well, thats what I do”.
So here we are, about to take another dramatic leap, a leap of Faith. Not how we imagined, but what He wants, for our good and someone else’s (not sure who that person is either at the moment). The details will be worked out along the way, however we know we are leaving the (Almost) Middle of Nowhere for a Remodel in the Country City, leaning on Our Lord the entire way. “For I have plans for you, plans to prosper you, to give you a hope and a future”…