Monday, January 24, 2011

Tears On The Pork Chops

Week 7 of commuting began today. I always stay awake until I know D is safely in Memphis & this am, he told me to pray for him because he was dealing with homesickness. He has never said this before, so it alarmed me.

This afternoon when it was close to time for him to get off work & head to the hotel, he called me & told me that he would not be staying in a hotel this week. I was confused by this statement. He explained we didn't have the money for him to stay in a hotel this week. But before I could freak out, he said a guy from work offered to let him stay with him until we get moved up there. I did get upset, not at him, but just of the situation. He didn't tell me, because he knew I would worry. True. But PRAISE YOU JESUS, the Lord made a way. My husband went to Memphis not knowing where he would be sleeping & a door was opened. I was more in shock that D didn't tell me what was going on. I know why he didn't, but I hate that he was baring that burden alone.  Can you imagine finding out your spouse went out of town, not knowing where they were going to be staying? *sigh*

This whole thing is WAY more difficult than you can imagine. And if one more person tells me "it's exciting" I may just slap the crap out of them. Sorry...It's true. I know the Lord is in control of it all, but it doesn't make things easy. It's not a piece of cake. I am just ready to be there, in our new home & settled. I do not take disorder & the unknown very lightly.

We lost another house. It is discouraging, right when we find out. But doors are closing & doors are opening. So, I am confident that the Lord is directing us to the perfect place for us. We are trying for another one right now & it's the best one yet. :)


After that, I was already dealing with a migraine (they have been very consistent lately) & I watched Oprah reveal her big secret....A half sister. That hit close to home. So, I was emotional.  Mom asked if I wanted some supper. I almost said, "No." She was making pork chops. I don't cook them much & it's been awhile since I have had some, so I decided to give it. And boy oh boy, I am glad I did! I fixed a plate with a fried pork chop, rice & gravy, then brought it back home. It's a good thing I did, because I started crying after that first bite. It was comfort food that I had forgotten about. I was taken back to my childhood. Sweet memories of being in my room drawing on my sketch pad, while the aroma of supper cooking coming from the kitchen.


I talked to D tonight & he is enjoying his new place. The guy has a Playstation 3 & they ordered pizza. Thank you Lord for favor.

4 comments:

  1. I have friends in Memphis. YOU CALL ME if you need to. We can't have him going to Memphis with things so unsettling. I'm going to call my friend Cindy and see what I can find out about a house. I'll see if anyone in the church has a house for rent. Hang in there.

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  2. I'm not going to tell you that "this is great!" I will leave you with this verse:

    James 1: Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.

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  3. That is cool that he has a place to stay... pizza and playstation 3, my hubby would be right at home there too!!! lol.

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  4. I think the excitement part will come into play later. I am excited for you and for the opportunites that a new job (in his chosen field) is sure to bring. I'm praying for you, right this minute.

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