I know 2017 isn’t over until another few weeks, but I thought I would go ahead and do this post. Mostly because I was having writer’s block, and also because I wanted to just…do it. Because a lot has happened for me and my family during this year. Lets just say, from the month of April onward, it was crazy. Things still are crazy, but hopefully things will start slowing down soon. Just a heads up, this post might be a little long, so sorry in advanced.
Without further ado, lets get this started.
I feel this whole year has been a leap of faith for us. For the last several years, we have been watching church online under the teachings of Keith Moore. We visited the main church in Branson, Missouri a few years ago, but nothing clicked for us during that visit. Years went by before my mom decided she wanted to visit the sister church in Sarasota, Florida. So, in April, she got three plane tickets and we went to Florida. And lets just say, from the moment we left the airport, we were in love with the area. Then after church that following Friday and Sunday, we were like,” Lets move!” Before we knew it, we were planning on moving half way across the country.
But, before the actual move, like, literally weeks before, we lost an uncle due to kidney failure and a bunch of other things that he had going wrong, but the main cause being kidney failure. Oh the things Satan will do to try to keep people from doing what God called them to do. For years, we have struggled finding a church that had a pastor who taught what we believed, finding a church where we felt we could actually be a part of. It was almost like my uncle’s death was sped up that way it would keep us from moving, and therefore keep us from being part of a church. Because one thing that Satan hates most is people doing what God tells them and attending church. Though leaving Colorado was bittersweet, we did say goodbye to family and friends and left.
Only to arrive in Florida in the middle of hurricane season. Though hurricanes is nothing funny to joke about, I did find everyone’s reaction about Hurricane Irma a little funny. People were only freaking out and evacuating because they had just seen the damage done in Texas from Hurricane Harvey. While I agree that would be cause for concern, its just the fact how quickly stores and ran out of water, and how quickly gas stations ran out of gas. It was hectic. When I first heard about Irma, I wasn’t really worried, which is surprising. Even after hearing the updates of where the storm was headed, I wasn’t worried. Not even when it was said that the eye of the storm was said to go right over Sarasota. I wasn’t worried at all. Neither was my mom. The only reason we left was so that family back home in Colorado would stop pestering us to leave, “just to be on the safe side”. Then the miracle happened when Sarasota and Tampa and other surrounding areas were spared from the worst of the storm. While there was some damage all over town, I was honestly relieved that there was no damage done to our home or its surrounding property.
The year 2017 has been a hectic, crazy, emotional roller coaster for us. Packing up and leaving friends and family, heading into strange new territory with no jobs or no place to live until days after the move, to losing a family member. *Imagine me doing a big breath right about now*. I am so ready for this year to be over. I am hoping that next year, goes much more smoothly. I hope that my mom and I both manage to find jobs that we actually like. I’m hoping to attend school (college) next year. I would like to take summer classes somewhere, but I doubt that’s going to happen. I’m just ready for a new year in general.
And let’s end this post with that.
I hope you guys had a great year and are ready for 2018!
Thanks again for reading.