So, clearly I am unable to blog regularly. I work. A lot. Since I last blogged, I went to Italy, then the Caribbean, had knee surgery, and moved to Texas. So I’m not without valid excuses.
I have to say a move to Texas was just what I needed. I have family and dear friends in California who I miss desperately, but there is something empowering about starting over in a new city. I can go anywhere in the city and not wonder if I might be put in an awkward situation. Now THAT feels good, for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Yesterday at church, my take-away from a sermon on Jonah was this quote:
“Disobedience affects everybody in the boat.”
Isn’t that the truth? I think it’s a sad world when one person chooses disobedience, regardless of the fact that it will affect everyone in the boat. And they simply do not care. It is the ultimate selfish decision. On another note that may or may not be related…
Today is one year to the day that my [almost] ex and I officially separated and, being April Fool’s Day, it was as good of a day as any to sign and mail divorce papers back to California. (OK, it wasn’t planned that way, but I just received them and had to wait to get them notarized today.) What a strange thing to see his signature on papers I never believed in or wanted, but he couldn’t wait to sign. Surreal. There is so much that will be revealed one day. For now, I know the truth. God knows it, too. And that should be enough. I was a far from a perfect Stepford wife, but I hold my head high and move on. I am settled and enjoying my little rental house, and I am back in a routine. I have some cool upcoming trips to look forward to, and I will travel with a smile.
God is good.
All the time.