Friday, May 14, 2010
My things are packed up on a truck now, except for a few pieces of fabric I have in a bag and my machine I have here in the camper. So for now, unless I need to send a block to someone in need, I don't sew. I really miss it so much. Instead of getting depressed over it, I deciced I would just go to the next hobby so I can keep busy!!!! So metal detecting it is!!! So along the way I have been praying so hard about where my family is to move to. I haven't told many this cause I haven't had time to do so. 3 nights ago I dreamed I was walking along in the sand and found about 3 or 4 rings. So the next day I was thinking about this dream and I decided to go. I packed the kids up and we went metal detecting on Hilton Head Island (1.5 hrs away) on Wednesday and about sundown I found my first ring for the day. I had been praying, "L-rd, every time I find a ring, it belongs to someone else and I have to return it". Well, I looked in my sand scoop and what do I find? "A 14kt gold ring with 5 emerald cut stones in it. Oh it's so pretty I thought!!! I put that baby in my pocket and called the kids over to look at it. At first I had thought it had diamonds in it. Then.... not even 5 minutes later, another ring! This one had a green stone as well. It was a girls middle school class ring with an emerald stone. Oh my I thought.. Green again??? It's NOT my favorite color although it's pretty I guess. I found initials in that ring so I will be returning this one as well. That will be fun!! Then another ring I found was probably not real..... it was silver looking and was very worn looking but had black stones in it. I had an awesome day girl!
So yesterday..... after seeing a lawyer, my husband and I stopped at the beach where I found the Gold Citadel Military ring, (which by the way, I found out last night from my cousin who knows them, that they are wealthy people. They own alot of strip clubs here, imagine that, LOL. Not looking for a reward though, just wanna give it back) and as we walked and swung the detectors, I said, "Any luck"? He said, "NO". I said, "keep swinging and have a little more faith.... this will make it grow". About 15 minutes later, I heard him calling my name. I went back to see what he found and lo and behold.... a beautiful silver .925 necklace and pendant. Can you guess what color the large stone was? Yep, "Green"!!! Now, here I am asking, "L-rd, what does Green mean"?
On the way home I was telling my MDing buddy on the phone about this and she says, "Sonj... I was thinking about all the green you have been finding and I think G-d is trying to tell you and your family something". I said, "Yes, the color green means, GO". lol She says "Well, I researched Greenville, SC (this is where we talked about moving to and told her we were going to go and setup our business)and I found out they have emerald and diamond mines there". Her phone started dying so we hung up and she was gonna call me back when she got home. As we were riding along... I about scared Chris to death!!!! I shouted, OH MY GOSH..... GREENVILLE!!!!! That is what she was tying to say.... G-d is saying go to GREENVILLE, SC, LOL. I said, the color GREEN is in Grenville!! This was so funny cause when SHE was telling me this, the color green to me was still about GO.... I didn't think about the color Green in the City Greenville!
So now we are convinced we are to go to the city of Greenville. I know it sounds crazy but I believe in praying about where and what I am to do. This takes longer sometimes but... G-d is never late :) So we will see how this journey begins. We are looking for a house while we are waiting on the insurance check to come in to fix this one. We aren't getting much to fix the house so we are going with bare minimums and we will Rent this one out. In the meantime, after such a huge mess with my family, we are still not talking to anyone. Still toting water to the toilet to flush. We are making it though...... that's the important thing, right? Anyway, I am learning how to live and NOT be depressed cause this situation is ONLY temporary!!!
On another note..... Today we put 2 new tires on my car. This is the third time we have bought tires in 2 years. The car is practically NEW and has a tow in problem. We are gonna have to fight with FORD next it looks like :( Gosh, it would be nice to catch a break!
Update on Sleep- I've been sleeping better lately :)
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Had a lawyers appt. today. He wasn't much help! He is gong to write a letter and send it to my dad and brother. We may have to sue for a quiet title but this lawyer was all about money! I am not sure we chose the right one at all. At this point, I am not sure about anything with a lawyer. We've surely learned you can't trust the law much no matter what branch of law we are dealing with. With everythng that has happened and nothing has been done about it, I am convinced we live in a lawless nation. A nation where you can get by with attempted murder, arson, stealing, lying. We've been subjected to this over the years and it's hard to bite, hard to chew and swallow, but there's NOTHING we can do about it. One day, justice shall be served, the bible says. I guess it's not up to us to see that these people pay for what they have done.... it's only taking our money and our energy. The best thing to do is move on!
I had already written about the rest of our day before I wrote about todays event, so I won't repeat it here. Read tomorrows update! lol
Posted by Dixieldy at 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I haven't mentioned where we are with the house in past post, so I am going to tell you here. As of today, the insurance company is trying to give us as little as possible. We do finally have a contractor. He actually is a good Christian man. He is gonna work with us to see that the house gets fixed and that somehow we will get enough money to move away. We will rent the house out to someone and most likely move somewhere near Greenville, SC. My son lives about 30 minutes away from there. Since it's a big city I can again open another sign shop. I'd love to do a dual shop...... side by side Sign Shop/Fabric Shop. That would be awesome!!! We'll have to see what happens. I truly wanted to leave SC but because Taylor has only 1 year left to be homeschooled and wants to apply for the Lottery Scholarship, she has to be in SC to get it. I am going to look into this further to make sure this is how it works. She will go to Cosmetology School and then go back to college to be a Child Psychologist. She wants to take a few years off of studying so hard before going to college, so Cosmetology will be good for her to start.
We have a lawyers appt. in Charleston next week. The initial cost to see him is 150.00. I thought consultations was free???? Well hopefully he will be better than the one we had, who kept saying what he was going to do for 3 mos and did NOTHING!!! May G-d deal with him appropriately. We continue to tote water from a nearby pond in order to flush our toilet. This truly is getting old and I wonder how much longer I can stand it! We are renting my friends, boyfriends new camper. We finally have air conditioner! It's gotten so hot here, I told Chris the other day, “Once the pond starts to dry up like it always does, we aren't gonna have any water to use for the toilet”. He said, “Don't worry, it will rain and keep it filled up”. I sure hope he is right, OR we can get out of here soon!!
Construction will start soon on the house, so we have to finish getting things out the house. Do you know what a chore it is to find energy to move everything when you don't know what in the world you are working for? Since we have no guarantees of no kids, we don't know what is going to happen. It will definitely zap your energy.
On a funny note..... Guess who I wrote and told my lifes story to today? Give up? Glenn Beck!!! hahahahahaha. Well... Chris and I love him. We listen to him on the car satellite..... (as we don't have TV, can't even get the weather here since we don't have any means of it) It will be interesting to see if he writes me back. He does read all his emails they say..... but.. he can't answer them all! I understand that of course. I did ask him to pray for us :) Ok, that's the funny for today :)
Oh yea.... I heard a few days ago that my mom had surgery. Can you believe no-one called to tell me? Yea... I can believe it. Oh well.....
I am happy to report...... as of a week ago today, I haven't had any problems sleeping!! Thank you G-d so much for helping me to sleep..... I know it's only YOU who could have done this, as I haven't slept like this in about 7 mos now. How awesome you are L-rd!!! You father alone are the maker of Peace.... and you alone are the only one who can give us that real peace that's only found in YOU!!!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
We were invited to go to church today with a friend of mine. We none had good church going clothes to wear.. but they said we could wear what we had. We all had on pants and we actually blended in well as there were many there with pants on. I felt so comfortable in there and the people were so nice to us. It was their homecoming day. I don't usually go to these but we went today. The food was so good and the fellowship was so nice. It was good to be with a body of believers who were there to worship G-d and not look around to see what everyone had on. :)
Posted by Dixieldy at 10:30 PM