Season of Change
“There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven.” Ephesians 3:1 (Amplified Bible)
Have you ever been so sure of the season you are in, that you do not notice the signs of an approaching shift, until things start changing?
September 1, 2015, my husband and I bought our dream house in the beautiful West Coast town of Sooke, British Columbia, Canada. We looked at each other and declared, “this is going to be our forever home!” We were certain and meant every word.
July 2018 arrived and we made the 3 day road trip back to Saskatchewan for my family reunion. The July 2018 blog post is all about our adventures at that reunion, so check it out. I hadn’t been on Saskatchewan soil in 41 years, so the revelation that I felt significantly better there came as a huge surprise. My pain decreased significantly and I was able to move and do things that I could not do at home.
The first inkling I had that something had shifted was when we arrived at the ferry terminal in Tsawassen and were waiting in line for the ship to take us back to Vancouver Island. Every cell in my body suddenly wanted to turn around and go back! I remember thinking “I must have sun stroke!” and I filed it away as a very bizarre incident.
November/December 2018 and March/April 2019, I spent a combined 7 weeks in hospital, as episodes of rigid muscle spasms ramped up and locked down so hard that I ended up paralyzed from the waist down. I tried everything I could to have the hospital doctors look outside of the Cerebral Palsy “box” for a different reason for this, but most refused. My own Rehab. Physiatrist remained tunnel visioned and was convinced resuming Botox would solve everything. It had during the first episode in January 2018, but it did absolutely nothing the second episode. Thus, the third episode I refused it completely. My Rehab. Physiatrist reacted in anger and I haven’t seen her since. So, with no access to a family doctor and 3 hospital admissions that have resulted in no diagnosis and no treatment (other than more medications), it began to dawn on me that I would be healthier in Saskatchewan. I did some research and discovered I would also have access to a GP and specialists with much shorter wait times for appointments.
I began to press in to God and He provided confirmation in scripture and through a vision I had. I ended up with a deep assurance that this was really what God was asking us to do. After much discussion and prayer, my husband and I put our house up for sale. Within 12 days we had an offer, and the final subject to clauses were removed yesterday for a total of 24 days. We prayed for a quick sale and God heard our prayer and answered.
At the end of this month, June 2018, we will begin the 3 day journey to a little town called Maple Creek in Saskatchewan. This house that we love so much is no longer ours and only God knows what He has in store for us. We are choosing to trust Him and to go with our eyes and ears open. A major shift has taken place. The end of this chapter in our life journey is fast approaching and the start of a brand new chapter (that neither of us saw coming), is about to begin.
We are excited, nervous and very determined to obey and stand in faith. The sign markers are pointing east with a new town, new neighbours and cousins who are as excited as we are.
(Needless to say, I will be busy for awhile, so there will be no blog post for July. I will return in August and blog about our travels, our new home, our new town and everything that has happened from now until then).
Blessings to all!