Sunday, July 4, 2010


Pro 19:21 There are many plans in a man's heart, Nevertheless the LORD's counsel ~ that will stand.

God had other plans...Soo many times in this life we make our plans and move forward only to realize as we begin the journey that God had other plans...We did NOT move. I could begin to list all of the problems we ran into but it would take WAY too long and only serve to dwell on issues that we just didn't have any control over. Soo many LONG LONG hours were put into this effort and the bottom line is nothing has gone to waste as it all accomplished what needed to be done sooner or later anyway. Now we can not only VERY easily finish up all of the little things that still need to be done, we can also spend some MUCH needed time cleaning and putting some things together BEFORE the actual big move day; always a good feel. To say that I am excited and pleased over how it is all turning out would be putting it very mildly indeed. I am almost giddy. And I am soo grateful to my family who has gone soo far beyond the call of duty to help us out I honestly could just never express it enough. My sisters are truly just the best women in the world, and my husband borders on sainthood. Unless something totally unforeseen happens we will move for sure next Sat. It has both its perks and its points I was trying to avoid. For instance, now Jimmy can help out on the move. If you knew this guy you wouldn't have to wonder why I had this soo large, haha. He is BIG AND STRONG and just such a good worker. Plus I would have just missed his presence on the day. He makes me happy. And then my other son Joe has some of his students and friends that can help out as well on this day. ANOTHER large bonus as the more hands the better. We have some REALLY heavy furniture which includes an entertainment unit made of SOLID oak (whatever were we thinking?) that took 4 grown men to get into our house 8 years ago, and a piano (beautiful, but soo heavy) and leather couches which are super heavy just to name a few. I guess in my heart I really wanted ALL of my kids present for the move out experience from our home of many years. Now of course I will have to do it without my Melly, but while I will definitely miss her I think this is probably for the best too as she is definitely having the hardest time of all of us letting go of her memories of this house. As I have said before she has never known another house for us having been brought home from the hospital while living here and remaining until the day she married two years ago. But it does mean less time off for Jeff to be here after the move, and only 4 days to try and get ALOT put away before Melody comes for my niece Jessie's bridal shower. Mel is her Matron of Honor and together we are giving her a shower the following week-end. I want my time free not only to work on all we have to finish up for the shower, but time to just enjoy her. There is just a lot to do. Her last visit of course was spent with me laying in a heap following my surgery. Not much fun for either one of us. But in the scheme of things, the good far outweighs the bad, and I do believe and trust the Lord knew best. Soooo, Jeff & I are working at the new house doing MANY things this week-end, and I praise God I am feeling as good as I am; still not 100% but getting closer every day.  This whole experience has had me working on my patience, haha, but goodness knows it needs working on.   I hope everyone has wonderful plans for this 4th of July. I am sure we will probably look for fireworks somewhere tonight when it is time. I can't bear to miss them. The 4th of July has always been my favorite holiday. This one will be very different from ones in the past for sure, but no less memorable. GOD BLESS YOU ALL....

Jam 1:4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.


  1. Happy 4th Debbie, What an incredible attitude you have girl! I love how you are embracing His plan and timing-you are such an example for many of us. Have a good evening and week but don't overdue.
    Hugs, Noreen

  2. Debbie,
    What great news!! I am so happy for you! Can't wait to hear all about it,

  3. Happy Independence Day sister Debbie. Lots going on but your excitement shows through your words. There is a season for everything. Priorities change. But no matter what, if we commit our plans to Him, then what can go wrong. He is higher than us...God bless you and praying for your continued recovery as well.

  4. Hi Debbie! Glad to see that you have such a great attitude about the changes. I love to watch (okay, first I get frustrated, then I love to watch) when God throw a monkeywrench into my plans because it's so cool to wait and see what HE intends for me !! Good luck.

  5. God certainly works in mysterious ways, and His ways are always best.

  6. Lady I wish I had one ounce of your out look on life!!! You are such a wonderfully positive person. I am so glad it is going to work out better for you all.
    I also understand wanting them all of ours was in Germany when we had our move.
    Blessings on everything...healing, move, time with your daughter...your family,

  7. Isn't it so true that everything works out the way it is supposed to... it all happens for a reason! I hope you got to just relax this weekend Debbie!!

  8. Yes, everything for a reason even though sometimes we don't "get it" immediately.

    Blessings to you.........


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