When It’s Time

Timing is everything.  Just ask Kenny Rogers.  The man is full of common sense, with the exemption of those couple of procedures he had done, but you can hardly notice.

Knowing when the time is right to make a move isn’t’ always easy.  I am a planner; I like to know my options, the most efficient use of my time and resources, and the answers to my questions as soon as possible.  This personality type doesn’t always fair well when it comes to Blind Faith, but I believe that God has a plan for me and for my family.  When I can’t find the answers, or don’t know the questions to ask, I rely on my faith to get me through.  For example, I relied on my faith and God’s plan when Dear Hubby and I moved to Alaska.  We didn’t know how long we would be here, but we knew that when the time was right to leave, we would know.

And that time has come.

After many many discussions and quiet, tearful prayers, Dear Hubby and I have decided that it is time to move back to our home of Michigan.  We have notified our administration, and yesterday we told our students.  It will be incredibly difficult to leave St. Paul Island because there are so many good things here.  But one thing that is not here is the home in which Dear Hubby and I wish to start our family.  And that is the next step in our timeline together as a married couple.

The lyrics of, “The Gambler” also say that the secret to survival is knowing what to throw away, and knowing what to keep.  I have had jobs in the past where I was able to cleanly walk away, wish my co-workers good luck, and never look back.  St. Paul Island, for the two years that it has been my home, its inhabitants my friends, will be something that I will ALWAYS keep.