This time last year my family was going through a bit of a rough patch.  My household was separated by states and all each of us wanted, was to be together for the holidays.


My husband left to pursue a job opportunity in Nashville, while my son and I stayed behind in North Carolina until he was settled and we could secure a place suitable for us to move.    Well in the meantime, I ended up breaking our lease in NC and moving in with my parents for a short while in Alabama.  It was a tough decision, but the best one for us at the time.  Actually that short while ended up being close to 9 months.

Taking up residence temporarily in Alabama meant that we had to also pack and move all of our belongings and put them in storage in Nashville, until we made the permanent transition.  So my hubby had to drive 9 hours from Nashville to Raleigh, we packed the truck, I drove the car to Alabama with my son and he took the moving truck back to Nashville.   Moving out-of-state not only sucks rocks, but it can be especially harder when you have to make a temporary move, because you know you’re gonna have to do it again in the near future.

It was really hard being apart from my husband during that time and it was equally hard on both him and my son.   We’re a tight family and being apart really put us each through some things that I pray we never have to experience again.

I don’t regret our choice to do things the way we did, because we made the right tough choices that benefited our family in the end, but I would never want to go through that again.

Financially it was hard.  Emotionally it was very difficult and to be physically away from my husband for that long was especially trying.   Of course we did all we could during that time to see each other and it was only 9 months.  But so much happened during that time.

The great job that he left everything behind for didn’t turn out to be all it was cracked up to be, finding decent permanent housing in Nashville was a lot more difficult than we expected, my son started Kindergarten, my parents were in the process of house hunting, my hubby got into a car accident that left our 1 vehicle totaled, so I was helping him car hunt virtually….life for us was a mess and it didn’t make any sense to me.

But we stayed faithful that God was gonna work it out for us, no matter what our circumstances looked like.  It seems like forever when you’re going through difficult times but by Christmas we secured an apartment, the hubbs had a nice job lined up and we were finally able to make that move so our family could be reunited.

2014 has been a great year of transition.  We’ve made lots of great friends, great connections and my son is doing so well in school.   I’m not 100% satisfied with our apartment, but we are together and that’s all that really matters.   God supplied all of our needs.  Maybe not all of our wants, but definitely all of our needs.

My encouragement to you today is to stay faithful through hard times.  When things seem so difficult that you feel like you’re never gonna overcome or get through, just remember that the sun will shine again.   Everything is a learning experience and I do mean everything. Morning will come and you will be stronger for weathering the storm. Don’t ever give up.

I wish you and all your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving.  Make sure you remember the things that really matter and be Thankful.


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Until next time Star,



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  1. Alisha

    So glad you are all together for the holidays! And moving is def hard and I’ve been in my house 13 years and don’t even want to think of packing or moving. Glad you’re here in Nashville and hopefully we can hang out more…especially if food is involved. LOL! 😉


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