Life Changes: We Are All Moved In

We have finally moved to the next city over into a townhouse. We finally have a backyard for Moki to run around in (not that she is enjoying it yet). I don’t think she realizes that it’s hers. There is some work that needs to be done to it, but we’re excited! . We have boxes and crap everywhere, but we are finally in here!

Small Backyard for Moki

Our plan is to rent here for 2 to 3 years and then finance a home…our first.

We have a million boxes to unpack before I can settle in but Cedric did a lot of work to get the important things done. Most of the kitchen and living room are livable, so I can manage. I just wanted to pop in and let everyone know that I am still around! Just busy!

Our new neighborhood has a Walkability score of 60, so I’m anxious to get moving. I’ve gained a few pounds back and I’m not happy about it! We want this move to be a new beginning for our family and it will be as long as we make some necessary changes.

Thank you, Lord, that the move went smoothly.

What I Hate About Moving!

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I’m excited! We are moving soon! (In 2 months) We have already started packing and getting ready to move out of our apartment. We will be going from here to a townhouse for about 2 years until we are ready to purchase our first home. Moving is always such a lengthy process but we know that this will be our last move before purchasing our forever home.

I’m excited! Stressed, but excited. We are waiting for confirmation from the place we applied for that we have loved since the first day we came across it! This is part of the new beginnings I feel like we are stepping into. Over the years, I’ve learned to discern when God is trying to do a new thing in my life. I am open, willing, and prepared to do what needs to be done. I’m grateful that my husband and I are on the same page!

This will be my first move as a retired wife, so most of the packing will be on me. I’ve already started, but I may need to go back and get rid of some things. I hate dragging a bunch of old stuff to a new place. If I’m not using it and it’s been packed up for 6 months, what’s the point?! Like my sister said, I can get rid of it!

I’m expecting moving boxes today, so I can continue packing and preparing! I love the excitement but hate all the work!

Life Changes: Dental Implants

Change is Hard Dental Implants

There has been so much going on since my last post, but the main thing is something that I put a lot of prayer and soul searching into. I made a major decision concerning my health and began a process that is long and tiring but am sure will be worth it in the end.

On March 31, 2022, I had my remaining teeth extracted and eight implants placed. Deciding to have my teeth extracted was a painful process. It hurt me to my heart to think of myself at the age of 50, with no teeth in my mouth, even if it was for only 6 to 8 months. It was a necessary procedure. I lost two front teeth around 2019 and that was just the beginning.

I lost my smile.

That hit me hard. My remaining teeth started getting loose and eating eventually became a chore. Thankfully, I can go through this process with the Dallas VA Hospital instead of incurring the cost for implants myself. God knew how much this meant to me and He made a way! Fearful or not, I took a step forward and had the implants placed.

Now, it’s the waiting and healing game. My checkups have gone positively, and I am healing on schedule. I am told 6 to 7 months for total healing and then I can have abutments placed on top of the implants. Once that heals, I can start the process of being fitted for my Snap on Dentures. It even hurts me as I write that, but unless you’ve been through the process, you wouldn’t understand.

It’s amazing how time and age can affect you mentally. My depression took a real hit after my extractions and I’m thankful to have a loving husband who supports me and understands when things get hard. He tells me every day that I am beautiful, and it means the world to me to have him by my side. I thank God for him every day.

For anyone thinking of having this surgery and looking for a sign to do it or not: This is it! You only live once and it’s going to be ok.

You can do this and so can I!

Today Is My Birthday!

I turn half a century today! Its my birthday! It’s amazing when I think about all that God has done for me over the years.

I was a single parent, struggling to raise my son, who is now 24 years old and thriving.

We suffered an apartment building fire and not a hair on our heads was touched.

My son and I were homeless for a minute and my family stepped in and showed us abundant love.

We went 8 years without a vehicle and had to struggle on the buses or walk everywhere.

I’m a T2 Diabetic, who suffers from PTSD and Depression, has had kidney cancer and a few other ailments.

I am now medically retired and in love with a wonderful man who adores me!

God loves me!

I owe everything I am and have to Jesus Christ!


Life Changes: My Dog Moki

My Dog Moki

It’s been awhile since my last post, but here I am. This blog and my others in the past, have really been a blessing to me. Sometimes I just need a place to put my thoughts.

It’s been 2 years since I started retirement. You would think adjusting to something so wonderful would be easy, but it’s not. Sometimes I still struggle with my stress level (we have a new puppy) and other times I fight with my depression. But I am so thankful to God for my life and all of my blessings!

We moved to a new city in February this year, and it has really been a good move for me. I’m not constantly worried. I’m less afraid of going out here and I feel more at home. We downsized, but even that has been good for me!

Thank you Lord for this day!

You’re Still Waiting?

At some point, we need to grow up. It’s like we spend our whole lives asking God “can you do this?” or “can you do that?” but we aren’t willing to change anything! Sometimes God won’t give you what you are asking for because you’re not ready. Just because you “want” a thing, doesn’t mean you would do it justice if you got it.

So many women want husbands or someone to share their life with, but do you know how to share? Do you know how to love someone if you don’t even love yourself? How do you expect a man to connect with you if you don’t know how to open yourself up?

We all want money, right? But what do you do with it when you get it? Do you hoard it? Do you gamble or “drug” it away? Do you even know how to save money? And the biggest question is: Do you ever help anybody when you can?

Your life is what you make it.

Do something that will make your future better. Stop sitting around praying for STUFF. You need to be praying for God to CHANGE YOU. GROW YOU.

Now that is when you will begin to see God’s hand all over your life!