Sunday, April 3, 2011

Yes, Virginia...there is a Ronda!

Last election I voted for change...not sure I got much change in the political arena but I did get a whole lot of change in my personal life and it would seem I have a whole lot more to come!

The changes that have already happened...Our family business is no more, our adult children all found work that was meaningful and rewarding. I found a job and a group of people I enjoyed working with and for! My husband however did not find work...for a very long time!  But, that also has recently changed...and after he had wall papered the country with his resume he did find a job in a small town, in Virginia, where we ironically, lived as newlyweds.

Another big change for us...After attending our church for almost 20 years we realized that churches' future direction and ours weren't the same. This was a "beyond painful" realization and took a great deal of  prayer on our part to make the decision to leave and join another church, a church that had a passion for the mission we felt very passionate about.We did this, only to discover that we would be leaving that church to move to Virginia. Hubby joked if we had only waited to leave..."They'd have baked us a cake, Ronda!" But, the spiritual journey my husband and I had making this decision was priceless as a couple. God was present for us and we do feel blessed now because  we tried to be faithful to what God wanted for us. It's always easy to say this in hindsight, I struggled mightily during that time!  

So, currently Hubby lives in a small town in Virginia and I live in a not-so-small town in Florida...which is a change neither of us would have voted for but yet...Here we are...or Here I am and there he is!

I am leaving a job I enjoy, family I adore, weather that is perfect and a life that was what was "supposed to be" to live in... Virginia...to be Bob and Ronda, in Virginia. I don't know what other changes are in store for us but we will see them together side by side. 

3 comments:

Betty said...

Wow!! After so much time, to see your blog in my Reader, that was a surprise. I was thinking of you just the other day and wondering how you were.
God is really working in your lives and I´m sure he will be with you through these new changes. They are scary, I´m sure but I know you are a positive person and you will do good. I wish you all the best for the new move.
Please don´t wait another year for an update. :)

Ronda's Rants said...

Thanks...no, I am back to blogging!

ADVERSE! said...

What huge changes i wish you all the luck in the world in this " new leg of your life", good to see you back bloggin leighxxx