6.24.2010

What's it Like?

What is it like to live in Daisy, GA? That's the question many friends and family members have been asking.
Well, first off, let me start off by saying how blessed we are that Brandon has such a wonderful job and schedule, and that everything fell into place regarding housing and such. It is absolutely beautiful here. It's so peaceful and rural. We are completely surrounded by agricultural farms. That being said, we are 45-50 min. away from the nearest Kroger or Publix (my grocery stores of choice), which is in Savannah. We are thankful to have Savannah nearby since it is a gorgeous southern city.There is a Wal-Mart 30 min. away in the opposite direction, but I try to stay out of there if I can help it and there really is not other reason to go to that particular town. So, the extra 15-2o min. drive is a better alternative to me. It can get lonely. Our closest friends are at least 3 hrs. away and family is more like 4 1/2 hours away. I know it could be so much worse, but still, you can't just hop in the car and see your mama for the afternoon if you want to. We've had some issues in our house, since no one has lived there in quite some time. Thankfully we opted to rent rather than buy! I have spent more time on my hands and knees and on stools and ladders cleaning over the past week than I have ever cared to in my life. Pest control has already made 2 trips out. You can only imagine!! Seriously-you can only imagine! AT&T still hasn't connected our phone or internet and Dish Network still hasn't hooked up our satellite. Did I mention we have to practically hang out one of the upstairs windows or roam around the pasture to even get one single bar of cell service?! Verizon is the choice of locals down here, but we don't really want to switch right now until we get a more permanent address. It costs $$ to get out of and start new contracts! Needless to say, we have very little communication with the outside world. Last week was rough, so my mama came down and stayed four days with me thank the Lord! I am so grateful she was able to do that. All in all the transition has been much harder than anticipated for both of us. All we have is each other, which is good in many ways I suppose. I have experienced many emotions lately. Some of which include being frustrated, let down, and angry with God. I know we are experiencing spiritual warfare, so I am trying desperately to take those thoughts captive and replace them with thoughts of thankfulness, patience, trust, faith, and love in our God. I know that only time and prayer can heal. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6

6 comments:

  1. Every struggle has a purpose! The hard part is finding out what the purpose is, lol, but it'll be so worth it! Hope you have a great day!

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  2. i love how open you are with your blog! i'll be thinking of you girl and praying for you too! i'm your newest follower and we're already friends on southern mommas! would love to have you visit me over at southern belle simple! xoxo

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  3. So sorry this transition has been so hard! But you are doing exactly what you should...getting on your knees! I will definitley be praying for yall!
    P.S. you house looks adorable!

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  4. I'm so glad you are calling your battle with spiritual warfare what it is! Satan knows how to attack our weaknesses, and he usually does so with a vengeance. Just remember that our God is greater, our God is stronger, He is higher than any other! Can't wait to see more pics of the house and countryside. :)

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  5. hey girlie....i was so enamored by your cute blog that i gave you a little award! hope things are going well.


    http://southernbellesimple.blogspot.com/2010/06/sharing-love.html

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