Change and Transitions

img_2411This year has been a very full and eventful year.  We’ve traveled more that I could have imagined possible.  From the Palm Desert for Christmas, to a repositioning cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona, to Israel and back home, its been an interesting and educational year.

Added to all of the traveling, we also worked to finish and upstairs apartment and launched an AirbandB in June and another one in September. This has been an HUGE learning curve for me in terms of energy and resource management.

Another challenge is that my husband is recuperating from two work related injuries that have become increasingly not as straight forward as originally hoped or assumed. It has taken much prayer and ongoing research to find out what is really wrong, what can be done about it and what else do we need to know?  It is frustrating when health care providers are not as forthcoming with information as they could be. Last  week we had four days of leaving our home to drive an hour or more to get to the various doctors that each part of the injuries require. We are playing the waiting game for one surgery to be authorized.

Our children are also branching out and people who once had time and inclination to do farm chores are not home as much as they once were to do them. This makes communication very important.

There are several things I had hoped to get done this year. One is to record songs we do for the local MOPS group. Another is to record Christmas songs we do when we play out over Christmas. This is another learning curve for me. I am learning slowly but when days are filled with doctor and therapy appointments, some of the “want to do” gets slid to the side. img_00781

I am grateful that I know that God is charge and He is using the circumstances of my life to guide and direct us.  Who knows where we will end up next?

“For I know the plans I have for you declares the LORD. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11