I am just going to write a short bit about our change of "plans" around here. Our whole family has decided that we are going to move to a new state within the next week. I have been a country girl for a little over 10 years. Prior to that, I was a country girl, gone city and back and forth. I will now be a city girl, once again. We are giving up our acre of land and fresh beef anytime we want it, to live with my mother and my stepfather. My mom had breast cancer when she was in her 40's. She survived for many years, and upon her 60's, cancer struck again. It was still the breast cancer, but they found it had laid dormant in her brain all those years. So, once again, she battled radiation and chemo., but it was focused on her brain. She ended up losing all of her eyesight, and she is also losing some of her memory due to scar tissue build up. However, she is once again a survivor!! She is cancer free (she still has some tumors but they are, once again, dormant). My mother is a miracle. The doctors don't even know what to say to her anymore. She has surpassed any of their expectations and she is keep'n on keep'n on!! My mother rocks!! If anyone can say they want to be like their mom when they grow up, that's me. I want to be a fighter! I want her strength! I want her faith! There is more to her medical history, which I think gave her this strength to deal with all of this. She was born with a cleft lip and palate. She has been in surgeries since birth. My mother has been through a lot. God has his plans, and if you would have told me a year ago that we would be moving clear across states to live and help care for my mother, I would not have believed you! God has been working in our lives every day prior to this in order to prepare us for this move. We do not think all of this has happened by coincidence. It's all a part of Gods plan for myself and my family. I just think this bible verse is so fitting for our situation, "For we walk by faith, not by sight." 2 Corinthians 5:7
Well, one last thing. I am going to be living in the CITY!! Have I mentioned that yet? The. City. Yikes! I have canned my own vegetables, eaten fresh beef, and home made a lot of my own foods for the past (what seems like umpteen million) years!! I don't know how to live in the city anymore! I know I want an herb garden. A small one, perhaps? Can I grow my own vegetables in town? Will they let me? I all ready know I am not allowed to hang anything outside (dumb right? I don't like hanging clothes all that much, to be honest, but I do hang certain things!). I fear I will get sucked into convenience. I know I do not want to do that. I still want to be me. Does it cost a lot to buy canned organic tomatoes? My tomatoes I canned were organic. Also, I am so used to running down to one of the two freezers we have to grab food. I will no longer be able to do that. I cannot stock up! I'm scared. This will be a new culinary adventure for me. To budget groceries weekly. To buy my own beef. To learn to buy things all ready canned in the store. Oh the list goes on. So, hopefully I will be able to get this blog up and running again with in the next month or so after we get settled in. I hope you all check back!!