In the game of life, it's not always easy to know if you're making the right moves. I do know there are times when a decision needs to be made that can change everything. It turns out that the "leap of faith" I made on February 29, nearly one year ago, was a quantum leap for me and every member of my family. We sold our abode and moved out of California, our home for twenty-three years. Here are some lessons I learned from that move:
- A family tree that is deeply rooted in faith, hope and love will not fall.
- It's not about the storms, it's about weathering the storms. No matter where you live, there will always be challenges. I learned that when the wind chill is -30º outside, I have all the warmth I need when I'm surrounded by family.
- Any move you make based on values rather than opinions of others is a wise move.
- Visionaries love to play leap-frog because they already see the world as it can be rather than as it is.
- Prayer works. I always trusted God with the small things in my life. The leap of faith had no safety net. I admit it, I felt like a trapeze artist wearing a blindfold. Letting go was not easy. Now, I trust God with everything.