The winds of change have been blowing at a Category 5 level over here. I’m using hurricane lingo while I can, because in a scant few weeks I won’t be able to with the same “authority” as a Floridian. Why, you ask? Because, well…
Texas in My Soul from Melinda G on Vimeo.
That’s right! We gotta go…we’ve got Texas in our souls and we’re heading back home! This is where it would be entirely appropriate to let loose with a big YEE-HAW!
About a week ago, and completely out of the blue, Hubs was offered to take over one of the Texas offices, and we started prayerfully walking through the doors as they were opened. We were praying all the while that we wouldn’t get ahead of God with our own desires to go back home, and did He ever answer those prayers with one huge confirmation after another! Trust me when I say that with the housing market in its current state of, um, toilet-dwelling (hello, we live in Florida!), our home was one giant piece of the puzzle that could definitely have kept us from accepting this position. In ways that could ONLY be God, He’s taken care of this, allowing us to not only take the job, but get out of a terrible market without losing our shirts. As I said, there have been several other ways that God has shown Himself HUGE and FAITHFUL in this process, leaving no doubt that we are to proceed. But the coolest thing was revealed to us just a couple of days ago.
Perhaps you remember that terrible office situation that we went through a while back, followed a few months later with another unhappy surprise. About two weeks before we got the job offer, we were informed that our lawsuit had been dropped; it seems that the council for the plaintiff filed the suit INCORRECTLY and it was THROWN OUT! As of this moment, there is no suit at all! While there is still a possibility of a future suit, we are praising God for this and believing for His best in the situation. Then, two days ago, one of the gentlemen in the home office for the company said the following to Hubs:
We have so loved our time here; we’ve been blessed immeasurably with a great church, a wonderful office, fun and warm neighbors, and getting to live every day in a part of the country where most people come to vacation! But, I have Texas in my soul and I’ve been given the incredible gift of coming full circle.
I’m going home.
I am so happy for you! What part of Texas?
I wanted to thank you again for my box. I do give God all the glory but I just wanted to thank you for your kindness and I am loving my Bible so much! In our current family trial that is very dire at the moment, I needed to read your post today.
Amen & amen! I'm so happy for you, Melinda! Will be praying for all the other pieces to fall into place, and for God to work it all out for you good and for His glory!
How awesome!! It’s all the south…as long as you aren’t moving north, it is all south of the Mason Dixon. We would still love you even if you were moving north.
Praise the LORD! How wonderful for you. God is so awesome the way HE works things out. Especially when we don’t (1) Get ahead of Him; (2) Not follow Him at all; (3) Get our hand in it. But, even then, He can do a work.
So glad you and Hubs are faithful to the ONE TRUE GOD!
Where in TX? It’s a big place, ya know.
Praying for you…
I am so happy for you! Isn’t it wonderful when God lets us see why we were suffering or at least lets us see the fruits of being faithful through the suffering?
I’m extemely happy for you. Is Texas home for Hubs as well?
Will you be in the Hill Country?
Would you like a visitor? 🙂
Welcome home! The weather has been GORGEOUS! Wow, what an awesome testimony!
I’m going to miss you so! I’m thrilled for you and all the blessings! xoxo
So happy that you were able to see God’s hand in all this MESS. Proud of your husband for being such a man of integrity. Hope to meet you in Jan. in Houston.
It sounds like God has great plans for you in the BIG state of Texas! Congratulations! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I’m so HAPPY for you! I know that is where you want to be. Florida will miss you and you’re still a Southern Siesta…. well, duh! Texas is still in the South!
OH my goodness… What great news! You sound so happy about what God is doing in your life. I’m happy for you, too!! I’ve come to love a lot of Texans since I started this blog. Who would think? I live in Michigan and click with all of the Texans! I love it! Have a great day!
Oh Melinda, I’m so happy for you! Sounds like God is blessing in huge ways. Will look forward to hearing how everything progresses.
I told my daughter Kristin how happy you are that she’s reading your blog. She said she left a comment to enter your giveaway awhile back so if you see a “Kristin” in those comments, it was her 🙂
Good luck with the move!
Awesome, Melinda. A new adventure in God’s perfect timing. I look forward to hearing more, although I’m sure with an even more southern drawal!
Melinda – I did a siesta spotlight way back when and live in TX!! I am very close to DFW airport and we love our area. I think you are a Plano gal originally, do I have that tiny detail correct? Well if you think you might like to explore, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake I would be happy to show you around!
Girlfriend, if you’re moving anywhere close to Houston, you best let me know! 🙂 How exciting for y’all. What a fun time this will be!
You will be missed by many but your blog will keep you close to our hearts. I do understand the yearning for home. I am from Pennsylvania and would love to move back up North at some point. God is good!
Well YEEE-HAAAW! Come on Sistah! Texas always welcomes its own with open arms.
I know how it feels to long for this place and to finally come back to it. I guess it’s that Scarlet O’Hara in me that longs for her Tara.
I love so much stories of God’s faithfulness and how he can show us His working on our behalf. LOVE IT.
And I loved your slide show video. I smiled the whole way through it.
You know that whatever you need, you just let me know.
Melinda I am absolutely thrilled for ya’ll, God is so good!!
So are you heading to the Hill Country by chsnce?
love and hugs dear girl,
GIRL!!! I’m so behind on my blogging and I’m just so happy for you!!!
I seriously have tears because God knew that I needed to read this post tonight, not when you originally posted it! Wow He is so good.
Hugs and much love,