Sunday, February 12, 2012

The beginning of a new year

Well, I know this is a little late but I'm so excited for this new year! 2011 was NOT my year, although it had quite a bit of good learning periods and events but seriously, I can't wait to see what this year holds.

So, I'm not one to set new years resolutions, never have been, but what I do like to do is have "hopes for the year". Like, last year I hoped to figure out who I was as I spent my time in the Dream Center and grow closer to God, that was accomplished =)

This year all I was hoping for was a job, to do well in school and to finish school, and to just begin my life really, as last year was kind of my, figure stuff out year, this year I hope to actually START my life...and I have actually already started doing that, which is another reason I'm so late on my "New Years post".

First thing that has kind of helped "start" my life is that I got has taken a while to get used to that term, as well as fiance, but now it's all kinda fun. So one of the things to start doing to start life is, well, wedding plan, and of course, get married. Oh boy! =)

The next thing that has helped me is a spiritual thing. I haven't really been relying on God lately, it's bad I know, but I'm trying, it's just been hard when I have a lot of people to rely on lately. Back at the Dream Center I really had only God to really rely on so being back home and having everyone back in my life has been kind of a hard adjustment where God and I stand, but because His love never fails and never gives up, WE are working on it, together. But, God had to get my attention somehow right? This is how he did it...

On January 19th around 1:00 p.m. I got a call from my mom telling me to come and get her from work so we could get to the apartment because it was flooding...with SEWER water. By the time my mom and I reached the apartment we had to hurry and get all that we could get (that hadn't already been touched with the 3-5 inches of sewer water flooding through the ENTIRE apartment) out and to our (Thank You LORD we had it) storage unit. Right after that, my mom had an appointment to get to so I drove her to that but she asked me to go and buy her a soda (pop, soft drink, whatever you call it) and bring it to her. Well, I went ACROSS the street and got the soda, as I was coming back someone ran a red light and drove right into me (in my mom's 2011 Honda Civic). This was my first MAJOR accident, ever, so, as you can imagine, I was QUITE shaken up. The accident happened at 5:03 p.m. So, within FOUR hours my mother and I became homeless and car-less. Crazy huh? Yeah, talk about it.

So, for the last month I have been doing school throughout the day, going to chiropractor appointments, hanging out with my sister and then running around with my mom doing whatever errands she has after she gets off work. Then, we return to our new home...our camping trailer that is parked at a rv park here in town.
 Talk about definitely is. And it's been busy, very busy.
Where does the spiritual part come in? Well, through everything my mom and I have been trusting on God to get everything figured out and He has completely been doing just that. He is so great and so wonderful and He knows just what we need to get by from day to day. Instead of allowing ourselves to get lost and hopeless and angry with God, we trusted Him and thanked Him for what we DID have. We have a camp trailer to live in instead of a motel, we have insurance that covered a rental car until last week and now my aunt is letting us borrow her car and we still had each other. BUT there's more. God put us in an RV park where the owner and manager are protective, the neighbors are super friendly and helpful and it's just a nice place to be. On top of THAT our new neighbor Ron is (oddly enough) a mechanic who is helping us fix our truck that we've had just sitting at the apartment because we were too afraid it would break down on us, and my mom's neon that she crashed last year that has been sitting at my old house waiting for someone to be able to fix it. So once the cars are finished not only will we be in a safe home environment, we will have not one but TWO good, reliable running vehicles to get us to where we need to go. ON TOP OF THAT, God has blessed me, with the help of a friend, to find a babysitting job so that I have money to be saving for my wedding and other financial goals. Thank the Lord, isn't He just great?

Lastly, God is giving me the ability to stay on track in school through all of this, so I'm not behind AND I'm doing really good at it and thoroughly enjoying every bit of it!
So, all in all, I have to say, even with the testing and trials of losing a home and car in the same day, 2012 is looking to be a great year.