After 3 years of depression I opened the monthly newsletter and saw an invitation to exchange homes and jobs for a year. My first thought was “that would be impossible!” My second thought was, “Why not?” And so I cut out the little ad, wrote the address on an envelope and stamped it. I walked it right out to the mailbox and dropped it in. Now it was too late to take it back.
I left for work and didn’t give it another thought. Then one day when I came home from work and opened the mailbox, there was a thick package waiting for me. I opened it and discovered I had been accepted to apply for an exchange to the other side of the United States.
I had never been on the other side of the Mississippi. I imagined nothing but blacktop and smokestacks. But now that I had all the paperwork in my hands, I realized this was not only an opportunity to experience life in another part of the country, it may be the answer to my prayers.
I had been fervently praying for God to show me what was next in my life, after the recent loss of all my hopes and dreams. So OK, God! Let’s see what this opportunity has in store for me. I began to pack for my drive across the country from the rural Seattle area to urban Philadelphia.
And a new chapter of my life began.
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