Monday, February 1, 2010

Goodbyes Are Not Forever

Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you, Until we meet again! ~~ author unknown

Moving from one city to another can be taxing on the physical body as well as the emotional. I am so thankful that my hope and trust is in the Lord for I wouldn’t have known how to handle such a large move as this.

It’s been 21 years since I’ve moved. Back then, all I had were clothes and a few possessions. It took two large U-Haul trucks to move our possessions across the state of Texas. Abraham had donkeys and I couldn’t imagine how many donkeys and days it took him.

I’ve spent the last two months packing and then unpacking. We’re finally into a home with most aspects of it functioning (with a garage full of boxes that we’re not even sure what’s inside them—if that says anything). We have too much stuff!

While the stuff took a physical toll on us, the emotional toll tugged at me for those that I left. I’m so thankful for unlimited long distance, skype, email, facebook and texting. Though I can no longer physically see those I’ve bonded with over the past years, it is so much easier to keep in touch these days. With these technological advances, the distance has shortened. Twenty-one years ago, these techy gadgets were not available.

Thank God I can stay in touch with all of you! I’ll miss you my dear friends, but we will meet again. Stay in touch!

Now that things have settled a bit for me and a regular routine is starting to take shape, I should be back to my weekly postings. Thank you for all your prayers, comments, emails, and FB updates through this transition!

7 gracious comments:

TEXOSE said...

Luv yah and miss yah greatly too... May you be richily blessed where the Lord has PLANTED you and your family.

Cherdecor said...

Shonda, Helloooooooooo! It is so good to hear from you and to know that you arrived safely. I had to laugh when you said that you didn't even know what was in the boxes in the garage. been there....

I hope that you enjoy your new place. Waiting to read your future posts.

KrippledWarrior said...

Old friendships never die. But they can get rusty.

annie's eyes said...

Are you in El Paso now? I have thought about you often lately and pray you are doing well, recovering after the move. looking forward to reading more soon when you find a pocket of time to write! Love, Annette

Shonda said...

Thank you for your comments & prayers. I'm as far west as one can go and still be in Texas--El Paso!

Annie, I'm farther away, but at least I do have an airport now!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Glad you are back online!! Congratulations on your new home!! EAger to see what God has for you in this place.

Leah

Faith Imagined said...

I am praying for you!