So, as I posted earlier, we were able to secure a house here in Florida!!! We are living in L.A!
No! Not THAT L.A! Lehigh Acres, silly! 😂😂😂 It is a small town, and kind of a suburb of Ft. Myers. It’s a nice little town, and not too far from where we are all working.
We are still kind of “struggling”… for the time being… We have no water turned on here, so we are taking “showers” with bottled water, and baby wipes. We will also be going to a local Pilot gas station to use their showers as needed. It’s only until next Friday. We spent EVERYTHING we had on just getting this place, so we cannot even get our furniture out of storage, water and electric turned on, or much groceries. (The landlord agreed to keep the electric in his name until we get paid again.) We’re kind of STRAPPED! Nevertheless, It is INFINITELY better than living in a tent on my brother’s property in the middle of NOWHERE!!! WE HAVE AIR CONDITIONING!!! WOO HOO!
It’s funny the things that we take for granted. Shelter, electricity, and water… These are things that I’ve always had! And when they are in limited supply, you learn to REALLY appreciate them!! For my part, I’m still sleeping on the same cot that I slept on on the tent, but I have a roof over my head… AN ACTUAL ROOF!!! (Just another thing I’ve always taken for granted!) Also, we are most likely going to Church soon (joining a church)! I haven’t been to church since I’ve been in Florida! I SOOO MISS hearing the Word preached, and fellowship with other believers!!! Again, ANOTHER thing I have taken for granted!!! We were in the middle of NOWHERE, and the nearest church was 25+ miles away!!!
We could not even watch any church on YouTube, because cell service was VERY limited! Yep! ANOTHER thing I’ve taken for granted!
Anyways, I am GRATEFUL! I AM THANKFUL!!! I AM PRAISING GOD for these bare floors, tent cots, bottled waters, and a roof over our heads!!! I have been collecting the memories of all that has gone on the last couple months, and I am definitely going to write about it!!! I have heard it said that “setbacks are setups for comebacks” . I think I am FINALLY coming back!!
Along this road I’ve been on, I have found myself… No.. I’m not going on some new age weird thing… When I say that I’ve found myself, what I mean is that I have found MANY areas of my life where I have not trusted the Lord! When all of this was at it’s worst, I faltered I’m trusting God! I think extreme adversity will let you know where you REALLY stand! I have been weighed… And found wanting!!! But I will use this life lesson, (my trial, my doubting even God’s love for me) as a point of moving forward in faith! I plan on NEVER forgetting all of what I’ve been through, and using it to get me through the NEXT big trial that’s eventually waiting, and I will have another reason to trust God! He has been MORE THAN FAITHUL to me! Even when I thought He had abandoned me!!!
God is STILL working on me! I’m thankful! Because I have not been at my best!!! It’s not that I was walking around on some blatant sin… It’s just that I have doubted God, and failed to trust Him when life got hard! I want to REPENT for that!!!
Thank you ALL for praying for me! Those who prayed are part of my testimony!!!
I will be back more often, soon! No! For REAL this time!! 😂😂
May God bless you all, my blogger family! Much love to all of you!