Shannon Falls, August 2012

Sunday, June 29, 2008


Crossroads. That's exactly where I am at this moment. In just over a month, I will be standing before a room of 8th graders expected to fill them with knowledge of all things Language Arts. Somehow that makes me feel more "adult". Weird, I know.

At this moment, I'm surrounded by boxes with over half our items stashed/packed away. In less than 2 weeks we'll be back on the Coast. It's very difficult to explain how that makes me feel. In one sense it's going home. In another I wonder what we'll do with our time. Here in Southaven nearly everything we need is just at our fingertips. But I miss family. I miss what makes the Coast the Coast. Yes, it's quite different since Katrina, but it draws me. Oh, how I miss the water. The humidity? Not so much. I am stoked to be teaching at my old high school. And to have friends and family so nearby will be wonderful. In fact, we'll be living about 3 doors down from my parents. I'll have to post pictures once we get settled. We definitely don't have enough items to fill a house, but those will come. I can't wait to have a kitchen with more counter space and cabinets. I love this apartment we're in now, but the kitchen is sooooo tiny. And we don't use the complex to its full potential. We've yet to use the pool or volleyball court. I thought I'd be there every weekend, but nope, didn't work that way. I seem to have pigeon-holed myself in our "home". It's hard to explain. I love being out and doing things with people, yet weekend after weekend, David and I find ourselves at home. Don't get me wrong, there have been plenty of times we've hung out with friends or done things together, but somehow it's just not the same. We miss our church family at FBC Biloxi; that's where David and I met and were married, where I worked for 2 years, where all our friends attend. I know it's difficult for my parents to accept that we're not going to be attending Emmanuel with them, but First Biloxi is where we belong...for now. Maybe that will change; I don't know.

There have been so many changes and upsets in our lives over the past 2 months. I'm so ready for them to work themselves out. Again, our crossroads. Just events that I never dreamed would happen have. Many of those I can't post here. Too many eyes and ears. Anyways, please keep us in your prayers: David had a great interview last week, and we're waiting to hear on one of two jobs for him. I'm so ready to get settled into a routine; I thrive on structure and lists. All this up and down mess is totally killing me. Soon, though, soon. Ahhh, the serenity of being busier than you can imagine because it keeps you from thinking. The story of my life.


Heather said...

I wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you. I know you're beyond ready to be settled into the next part of your journey. (I know Kevin and I are ready for the next phase of ours.) I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the house. Maybe my little family can even make a trip to the coast to hang out with you and David for an afternoon or something.

Genell Holloway said...

Enjoyed sharing our meal together with you guys. We will miss you being so close to us in Memphis, but God is clearly moving you back to the Coast for His purpose. Crossroads are oftentimes what builds our character. That character building comes from doing the right thing regardless of what choices other people make. Crossroads are usually very painful for us as we travel through on our journey. I've stood at the crossroads more times than I care to count. I've looked back several times and wondered if I made the right choices, but I can hold my head high and know that while I didn't always do the right thing immediately, the Lord has forgiven me and helped me back to the right path. So, my dear great niece, keep Psalms 34 close to your heart. Keep writing and praying!
Your favorite great aunt!