This whole move has been a strange, and interesting experience. And, for the record ... I'm still struggling to come to terms with how we ended up where we did.
I still feel like things are working out for us, based on the under-pinning of God's plans. It's all just kinda flowing in directions I never could have predicted.
Here's an odd / old / new development:
The company I used to work for, back in Oregon, has apparently been bought out by one of their competitors. Truly, it was a highly volatile market. But I had NO IDEA, when I left a little over a year ago, that this was going to happen. This next year they will be closing ... 'for good'. No more jobs. For all I know, none of the people I worked with will be moved over to the new company. No future there.
In fact, I was totally blindsided by the news just a couple weeks ago. I'm not saying that the circumstances couldn't have played out exactly as they have anyhow ... but I do think it is 'Providential' that I left there when I did. Unbeknownst to me that this was going to take place.
It's just strange, and blessed, at the same time.
However, I was very happy to hear that one of my old cronies is still pursuing adventurous travels to other states and countries over the last year, and in the days ahead. Recently we made contact with each other again, and it was like a breath of fresh air to hear all of the great things they have been doing.
Even my Dad made the LONG trek to the Rockies. It sound like they may never do it again ... but ... for me, how exciting to think about getting back out there on the road and seeing it all again. To be able to see Creation again. LOVE IT!
Even with all the negative floating around, it's inspiring to still have dreams and hopes and plans and aspirations. What's life without that Divine spark of inspiration?