I Can Feel The New Year Coming!


And what a good feeling it is. I woke up this morning with plans. I haven’t done that for a very long time. For a long time I was just merely existing. But existing takes money and money means a job. Jobs weren’t all that easy to find but finally I got one at Wal-Mart. I was far from happy but at least it was a steady paycheck. The change began in a small way with my decision to come to seminary but only in a small way because seminary meant finding more money for tuition, books and transportation. God had laid it on my heart to come here though and so I did. At first I was almost swamped and I went from existing to treading water which is not a step in the right direction. It was pretty harrowing as a matter of fact. Then through a set of circumstances I made the decision to create an imitation stained glass window for my parents 50th wedding anniversary. That in itself was a huge stress. As I worked on it though; I realized that I had done virtually nothing creative since hurricane Katrina struck three years ago. Designing the pattern was difficult and overwhelming. The window did not go as I planned it. But finally it was finished. I think that is when it happened. That is when I finally began to be able to plan and feel that I could create again. I wasn’t able to give it to my parents on their anniversary because it wasn’t finished so I presented it to them for Christmas instead. That is it in the photo at the top of this entry. A lot of things are still very far from right in my life right now but I just can’t help but believe that it is going to be a very good year.



About backroadrambler

What to say about myself? I currently live in New Orleans where I attend NOBTS (New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary). I am originally from TX and moved here by way of the MS gulf coast. I lived in Biloxi and moved here after Katrina. I call my journal Take two because it seems that a lot of things in my life are do overs right now. This is my second stab at higher education, my second journal, and the next chapter in my life after Katrina. There is probably a lot more that I could say but I think that if it really needs saying; it will come out in time through my journal. In the meantime I hope you enjoy what you read. RW

3 responses »

  1. Wishing you a marvelous year indeed, from one refugee to another. The window looks truly a delight.

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