Thursday, March 24, 2011

"What Does This Make Possible?"

Enough is enough.....I'm changing the name of my blog.  What began as a creatively named way to keep GA family and friends updated with our move to Baltimore almost three years ago has turned into an ironic new game that I'm tired of playing.  We can't even keep up with us anymore!!

Around 3:30 or so this afternoon, I got a call from Hamp that relayed the latest development in the adventure that is our life with the words, "So, where do you want to move next" followed by, "My job was just terminated".  Really?  Again? 

In defense of my amazing husband, he is not the problem.  The Baltimore job ended because a large corporation was playing monopoly and decided they didn't need the shop he was working in anymore.  The appeal of working for a privately owned company (which moved us back to GA) diminished quickly as the realization that the owner can do whatever he wants whenever he wants as evidenced by today's news.

We were graciously given a small severance that should keep us from having to organize a cyberthon to raise money so we can eat, but a new job must be found soon.  I realized earlier that Hamp started the job he just lost on May 1st last year and could very possibly have the same start date again this year.  That might be funny someday......

So how are we doing?  Right now, I'm starring in the latest installment of "Sleepless in Smyrna" and hopefully Hamp is not.  We're also remembering wise words that friends shared with us recently that are very helpful in keeping our focus where it needs to be.  Those words are, "What does this make possible?"  What, indeed?

Maybe this last job was God's way of getting us to GA so we could be here for a broken engagement and an emergency surgery - events some of our family experienced in which we were able to be a part of the healing process.  Things really aren't in a place where I can leave my mom right now, so it will be interesting to see what God provides.  If nothing else, the last five years of our lives have solidified the foundation God has built our lives on and so in some ways, we really aren't worried.  But I'm a little battle weary right now and could use a break from reality.  In some circles, that could land me in a padded room, but I'm not wanting that much of a break....yet.  :)

I do have pictures to share from our time in Disney but honestly, it's hard to find a chunk of time to devote to this blog because I'm rarely home a whole day.  Hopefully soon I can get to it, but for now I'll leave you with a couple of my favorites to whet your appetite.

This is Joey.  He is wearing a Goofy hat.  There is nothing more to be said.

This is Tiffany and Joey. They are wearing moosehead hats. There is really nothing more to be said.

This is me in the British part of Epcot. I have promised myself that someday I will have my picture taken in a red phone booth in London. This is my reminder, but we probably need a job first.

One more thing - I've recently had people checking out this blog from countries all over the world. That is probably because a key word that someone is searching for might be used in a title and it will direct them to it. For fun, why don't some of you comment and see if we can begin an exchange with each other that maybe leads to new friends in new places. My friend, Pamela, has an excellent blog entitled "From the House of Edward" that you can read if you'll click on the the link. She recently traveled to England and met a couple of new friends from her writings and it was a reminder of how small our world is becoming due to technology. It might be kind of fun to see what happens. Besides, I'm ready to keep up with somebody else for a while. I'm open for suggestions for a new title, but I think "Oh, The Places You'll Go" is already taken.


Glenda said...

My heart sank as I read your news and in the next moments I was reminded by the Lord that He has never let go and never will......reminds me of the song you've shared with us in the past. Dear friend, I love you...forever!

Erin said...

UGH. Praying for y'all. So thankful our Jesus remains the same despite our ever changing lives!

Annette said...

Praying for you, Jill. Maybe you guys could just move to Charleston? :)