Last in a series: Our Journey
Friends, I write to you as an encouragement that God has not forgotten you
and is interested in every facet of your life.
We can see the landing strip! After several months as nomads featuring obstacles, pit stops and potholes, the layover and circling appear to have a finish line.
One of the keys for us throughout this summer and into fall is that we have never lost sight of the fact that God knew exactly where we were. And, more importantly, where we were going — even when we didn’t see it all clearly. We also knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that our move to The Woodlands — and specifically our new home — was exactly where we are supposed to be.
The remodel is nearing completion, most of the furniture has arrived and we’re on the mend from health issues. Just in time for the holidays!
In the past week, my primary care doc and neurologist have both given positive prognoses and encouraged me to ratchet up the recovery process with limited exercise and return to regular activities. In recent days, I have resumed:
- Meeting with clients from across the country.
- Zoom meetings with other coaches, mentors and friends.
- Driving, walking to the mailbox and taking out the trash.
- Doing minor repairs around the house, including climbing tentatively on a ladder.
- Going up and down the stairs to my office several times a day.
- Walking without a cane.
If you’ve missed it — and wondering what we’re talking about — over the past 7-8 months:
- We sold our Colorado home (April).
- Moved out in late June.
- Bought a new home in The Woodlands, Texas, but couldn’t move in until August 14.
- Spent 10 quarantine days in a hotel with COVID (late July-early August).
- Recovered on the road.
- Visited kids in Miami afterwards.
- Chip was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome in early September.
- Infusion treatment from October 5-11.
- Meanwhile, buying furniture and searching through boxes continued.
- Found a church in September.
All in all, your basic summer and early fall, right? Seriously, we wouldn’t be where we are without new friends, old friends, lots of family, and a sweet lady who has a steadfast belief in an unwavering God. Somehow, Elizabeth knew the house God had reserved for us and clearly understood that while we didn’t always know the next step in our journey, that God was directing our path.
Thank you for continued prayers, for your friendship and for your patience with us as we seek to know His will for our lives. We can see the landing strip.
Remember: God knows exactly where you are, what you are going through and will carry you through it all. As Winston Churchill said: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
If you’d like to read more about our recent journey: