Dec 31, 2010

A New Year: A New Life

There is a marked difference between losing hold of something and letting go. Certainly, we can make lists of things that we should hold fast to. Then, there are occasions when something needs to be released in order to receive the greater blessing.

In this last year, it was perfectly natural for me to fight for things that were a matter of survival. When it became clear that I needed to relinquish my hold, the "peace of God, which surpasses all understanding" stood guard over my mind and heart. At first, there was a sense of suspended animation with no evidence of change. Then, the blessings began to flow.

Two different families provided housing while we regrouped. An opportunity to move to Idaho presented itself, along with a place to stay and a job offer. In the course of about 3 months, we have been given over $3200.00, a brand new set of tires, and maintenance on my Versa.

It has been a trying week. Arrangements that appeared to be solid, changed completely. I've maneuvered through disappointment and the scrutiny of those who have never been in our shoes. But, alas, we are focused on the goal and preparing to venture north.

On Sunday, I will be taking my 2 boys to Idaho. Barry will follow shortly with the U-Haul. Soon, we will be living in an historic mountain community surrounded by snow. We will have a fresh canvas awaiting our creativity, vision, and energy. A few issues will be resolved simply because of distance. Other challenges will fade as our new roots take hold. Adventures await us! Stay tuned.


  1. It's time to fly KJ. I believe there are great things in store for the whole family. I pray journey mercies over you; nothing lost, nothing stolen, nothing missing, nothing broken. Thank you for all you've done for me over the years. xo

  2. Happy 2011, Karen! Your move to Idaho does sound like an adventure! Most people never get the chance to experience something like this. Enjoy!

    I look forward to reading your blog in the new year!


  3. ✯☆✮ Belle et douce année 2011 to you and yours ✰✫✬
    Big Hugs xo

  4. Be safe and GODspeed to you and your family. It will be worth the journey in the end. I feel this.
    Keep us posted and send me your new information when you get to your new home.
    Be BLESSED, Joyce

  5. Wishing you much joy and happiness as you venture forward... change can be scary and exciting and I know that you will do just fine are a strong willed woman ... forget those naysers... as you said ... they havent walked in your shoes....

    Joy and happines in the New Year!!



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