Okay, now before many of you “comment” on how cute this butt shot is of me & the hubby, LOL, that’s not what this photo is about…although, we do have 2 of the cutest butts ever, LOL! But seriously, the photo is a caught off guard moment taken by our kids who snapped this picture as Herman and I we’re standing in the window of the Drury Inn Hotel in Franklin, (Cool Springs) TN. We had just checked into the hotel preparing for our weekend of viewing houses. Yes, this was about to be our new home for the next 5-7 years and we were standing, quietly, in the window, taking in the view of the city but more importantly, thinking it all over. Unexpected Blessings…or was it? Were we making the right decision for our family? Had we prepared enough for the work load and the new roles of responsibilities that we were both about to take on? We had been through enough stress and uneasiness in the short little 12 years of marriage, we’re we at all ready to put our family through more? A lot of questions & wavering were going through our minds at that very moment the kids snapped this picture of us. I call it, “A Window Meeting of The Minds” because even though there weren’t a lot of words exchanged in this moment in the window, we were both grappling internally with the same questions.
We wanted to be sure that this was the best move for “Everybody”. And not however for just one person’s career or to afford the kids a more relaxed environment to grow up in, one like we had, or for someone to be able to “slow down” a bit since that person, whom shall remain “nameless”, LOL, was always complaining about, as much as “SHE” loved it, “Life being too busy”. This “unexpected” move had to be what everybody wanted. Was it a blessing or was it the end of us for sure this time because there were going to be many looong work nights for Herman & many daunting & tedious decisions & tasks that I was going to have to take on, alone. The kids were going to now be 4 hours away from our closest family members instead of 2. Could this be what God wanted for us?
Well, we talked about it, prayed about it and jumped right in head first! 3 months into one of the biggest decisions we’ve ever made as a couple/family and we haven’t looked back. The move, at the present moment, seems to be exactly what God wanted us to do. But I won’t lie, there are some days that we both miss home & the normalcy of “Life” as we knew it & the “comfortable” surroundings that we were accustomed to. Yes, we do have our moments but in the big scheme of things, we now know that “Change” is not always bad! Scary, definitely! But only because we wanted to be sure that this was in fact, one of those “Unexpected Blessings”! And at the present moment, I can confidently say, “we trusted him & he didn’t leave us”. So “Far” (literally, LOL), so Good yall!
Question, have you ever been faced with a decision that would have not only affected your career but your marriage (pretty scary if you ask me!)? However, you stepped out on faith & took the road less traveled (meaning, nobody we know would’ve taken the road 65 North to Springhill, Tennessee, LOL, kidding). And how did it turn out? #UnexpectedBlessings! #HowMyDivorceSavedMyMarriage #HMDSMM