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Nov 16, 2010

Interim


If turkeys drive around in a corny roadster, do they say "Cobble-Cobble?" Okay, at least this vintage Thanksgiving greeting is clever.

The word "interim" describes my life at the moment...

1. an intervening time; interval; meantime: in the interim.
2. a temporary or provisional arrangement; stopgap; makeshift.

Since January 2010, my husband experienced pay cuts and I lost a job of 12 years; we changed churches and faced new parenting challenges. We are living with friends while we find a less expensive place to live. We moved our belongings into 3 storage units one week ago. I have a PO-Box and enough storage keys to be dangerous. We have a brief window to find another place.

Coming into Fall, I was looking forward to 2 events that I have participated in before: one for almost a decade. Both have been cancelled.

Change. Sometimes it feels so surreal that I keep expecting to hear, "We now return control of your television set to you..." And yet I know God is up to something.

The irony is, in the midst of all this transition, I hit one of my first milestones in the Pampered Chef! I have been a consultant for almost a year and a half. Many of our challenges have cost me time and money and yet, in the midst of the storm, I scored a huge victory!

What's even more bizarre is that a friend who moved out of state has made an offer to us that keeps rising to the forefront of our decision making. It would involve a huge step of faith and would shift me away from all I have known in this life. Hmm...

5 comments:

  1. A "season" I think you are describing...short term I hope. Congrats on your Pampered Chef success!
    I was praying for you at 3:00 a.m.
    Here is a gift for you:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9caTclKNXnw

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  2. In the midst of it all she manages to pull off a post! You're amazing KJ. I had a dream the other night I want to share with you ~ will send you an email. You're always on my heart. xo

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  3. KJ,
    So sorry to hear of all your trials. I will be remembering you in my prayers.

    Also, congrats on your papmered chef success!
    "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "they are good."

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  4. Love your attitude sweet friend!

    I learned through my breast cancer that no matter what we need to cling to God. He is always always always there with us.

    Hugs,
    Kat

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  5. My friend I am and will continue to pray for you and your Family.....hugs....m....

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