Usually, when I sit down to write a post, I have a point that I’ve been mulling over or a word that God has given me to pass along. But not today. No, with our pending move my mind seems to be
peacefully thinking randomly spewing thoughts that flit back and forth anywhere from whether to grocery shop or not, to who will clean the pool over the next couple of weeks, to finding a pet-friendly hotel when I drive my car over, to when to start forwarding our mail. This chaos in my gray matter is no respecter of time as I know it. If it wants to stir itself up at 4:00 in the morning, then it darn well does, much to my dismay!
The four members of my family are all in different cities, and, after moving E into her first apartment this weekend, it dawned on me in a sudden rush of emotion that she is not just “away at school” anymore…she’s moved out! In fact, after we moved the furniture earmarked for her apartment, I returned home to this:
In keeping with the randomness theme of this post (and after viewing this picture), the following song just jumped into my mixed up mind:
Lest you think I’m at risk for throwing myself into the nearest gator-filled pond, know that I’m really okay. A little lonely (one is, after all, THE LONELIEST NUMBER), but fine. I’ve got some rental furniture coming to fill up the gaps until the house sells, and I’m hitting the open road this week with my little dog to fill the gap between me and my man. When God breathed the word that the “two shall become one,” He knew what He was talking about. So, I guess if you look at it that way, the song should go “half is the loneliest fraction that you’ll ever do…” *Grin*
You know, for all the emotional ups and downs, the endless details, and the general feeling of being caught in a never-ending limbo, there is something to be said for transition. It’s in that in-between place where you find yourself less self-dependent and more God-dependent. It’s often a quiet place, which finds you pulled out of your regular responsibilities and day-to-day relationships and open to reflection, not only of the beautiful twists and turns of where you’ve been, but the endless possibilities of the empty canvas stretched before you. I love that.
But my mind is still a random mish-mosh; there are no two ways about it. My posts may or may not be consistent over the next few weeks (except for the prayer team posts), and my usual commenting around the world-o-blog will be significantly reduced until things are more settled. Know that I cherish your visits and appreciate all the prayers that have been and will be lifted on behalf of me and my family over the next few weeks…isn’t this community just something? Isn’t GOD??
If you’re in transition and feeling a little random or stuck, I’ll encourage us both with this Psalm:
Everything I need comes from Him, so why not?
He’s solid rock under my feet,
breathing room for my soul.
Psalm 62:1-2 MSG
I can so identify with random mish-mosh, although mine has nothing to do with a move. Mine is because my mom’s health is not good right now and I am the one responsible for making sure she is doing all the right things. I am a controller and I can’t control this, so yet again, the Lord has me in a place where I have nothing to do but trust HIM!!
Been here before, will likely be here again. Thankfully, this time the turning over to Him happened quicker and easier.
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May your travels this week to dh be filled with seeing Christ as you journey.
Melinda, anytime anything out of the ordinary is going on, my brain just can’t seem to shut down. I pray that you will be able to get good sleep over the next few weeks as you are in transition. And about your girl not just being away at school anymore… I’ve been there, too. Hang in there 🙂
We have been in limbo here since November when the job cuts were announced at my husband’s pulp mill. Then prayers were answered with another employment opportunity…5 hours away. My son and I are staying here with the horses, dogs, chicken and crazy cat. Hubby’s co. won’t buy our home…it’s been a long bit of limbo. And admittedly I get discouraged at times, especially with no bites on our little ranchola.
My heart breaks when I see taillights as he heads off for a one or two-week stint. And it sings when gravel crunches under wheels upon his return.
Let us pray for one another during our times of limbo and uncertainty. Thank the Lord for my sisters in Christ! May your travels be safe and bursting with blessings.
You will be missed! Praying for your travels. I really didn’t like seeing your family room like that. It just kind of cemented the fact that you are leaving :(. Love you my friend.
Wow, I knew seeing your living room so empty would make me sad–yet happy that you are one more step closer to getting settled in your new home WITH your man! Nothing is more important than that. You’re one day closer! But that living room symbolizes so much for me–so much learning and sharing and growing and fun. I will miss going there so much. You know how sentimental I am! I was so happy to see you today–it just made me smile for hours. Hav a safe journey this week traveling your roads–HOME!
Girlfriend, this post was for me. I feel like I’ve been in transition now for an entire year! So, this was so encouraging to say that least. Transition, no matter where you’re going or who you’re with, is just plain hard. So, thank you for sharing this mish mosh of your brain because it encouraged this Houston girl tons!
So much love your way tonight!
My heart broke for you when I saw the emptiness of your living room! You’ve certainly have had a lot on your plate….thankfully God knows just how much we can handle! Praying for you.
Let God be your guide as you go through this transition.
I am praying over the details of this move…asking God to thrill you each day.
I love your transition. It speaks to my heart on some many levels. Go with God and get to your man!
By the way, I love to stay at LaQuinta’s. They are the best that I can afford.
peace to you as you go~elaine