Friday, April 17, 2009

Faithful Fridays with Joy

This has been a very difficult week for me. I have been packing next week we will be moving out of our rental home of 7 years. It's been 5 months and I am still unemployed. I had no idea just how hard it was going to be to get another job. I have applied everywhere and no luck so far, but I do have faith that my job will come in due time. Ray is working a little more but there are no guarantees how much or how long. At this time we have decided to move in with my Mom until we can get back on our feet. It will not be easy for any of us but it's something we need to do. I am hoping that we can save a little money and maybe find a smaller house. Yes, I said smaller something most people don't say. :) I'm hoping the rent may be a little cheaper and the bills a lot cheaper. 
I wanted to write about someone I am thankful to know. That would be my friend Kim. Today is Kim's birthday and I wanted to let her know I am thankful for our long long friendship. I posted pictures of Kim and I scrap booking awhile back.
I thought it would be funny to post an older picture of us. WOW! We have changed a lot in 16 years. 
This was taken at my baby shower when I was pregnant with Eleni. This is also before my hair turned gray :) Kim has always been a good friend and I wish her the very Happiest Birthday! 
I will try to post as much as I can. I will definitely be popping in and reading your blogs.


This Country Girl said...


I know it's going to be tough leaving the home you've lived in that long....but I really do believe God has some good things in store for you and your family down along the way! Be sure and post every chance you get (and email me too)! :)

Love the baby shower picture! And happy birthday to your dear friend, Kim!


Woods Olde Homestead said...

Donna I too know how you feel we have had to do the same thing before just a couple of years ago...have faith it will get better...hope the move isn't to hard on you..
and tell your friend Happy Birthday...
Prim Blessings...

Carmen C. said...

Donna~ keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during your move. Good friends like that are hard to come by, wish Kim a happy birthday from me too:)

Kath said...

Hi Donna,
I wish you the best with your move. I know it's not a move you're looking forward to.... something will come along for ya tho. :) This is just a step along your journey...He'll make sure you get to where you need to be! Keep the faith!
You're still in my prayers, girl!
Happy Birthday wishes to your friend, Kim! She sounds like a "blessing"!


basketsnprims said...

Your family is in prayers, especially the job situation. Have faith and something will come along in His time. Love the baby shower picture.

Heather's Stitches said...

I'm sorry that you have to move but please remember that God closes one door and opens another. Happy Birthday to you Friend!

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Donna. I just know this economy is going to turn around.

hugs, Linda

Kindra said...

Well I keep reading and seeing that the market has bottomed there's no where else to go but up. I hope they are right. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Janene said...

I'm sure your Mom is happy to have you home!
This would be a tough thing to do...but I'm sure you will come out on top and in a better postion than before!
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this life change.
Try and have a good weekend!
Happy Birthday to your friend Kim!

Susannah said...

Best of and your family are still in my prayers.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Look at this as an adventure...there is bound to be happiness just lurking around the corner and will surprise you when you least expect it!
Best of luck with everything!

Goat Creek Grandma said...


I know what your feeling as Wendell and I have and still are going through this also. It was so hard to leave our farm. We had imagined it as the last place we would ever be. If it weren't for our landlord and his wife seeing our story on the news, we would probably be living in Illinois now with my dad.

This past year has been a rough one with Wendell finding out about the MS and me losing my job. Thankfully God blessed me with the opportunity of going back to school. We never know what is waiting for us around the corner but I know how blessed I've been and know that God will see us through. I am sure he will be there for you too.... *hugs*

I'm here if you ever need to chat. Take care,


Betsy said...

My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope something positive comes your way soon. Thanks for sharing your pics of you and your friend and hope she had a great bday.
Hope you have a great day.

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Donna, With all you are facing, you still find a way to make others smile. You are indeed one of THOSE bloggers I mean when I say I have met the niceest people. Thank you for your kind words. I hope all is going as well as it can be this week. Keeping you in my thoughts!

hugs, Linda