It's hard to believe that we've spent our first full year in the City of Angels. It seems like yesterday, that the year was just beginning. The last fifteen months have been a walk of faith for the Misses and I. We've gone from not worrying about much of anything in Austin to relying completely on God in this new city.
There were several individuals, who really didn't understand why we were moving at such a bad time for California. We're Texans, but we've felt what most Californians are enduring. It's hard to believe the economy has been this difficult. Fortunately, I was blessed to find work within a couple of months of relocating. Now, Patricia on the other hand, has completed countless applications with not much of a harvest.
Everyone has this idea of Los Angeles being this great place. There are parts of the country, that are experiencing snow storms. Meanwhile, it was 75 degrees today in SoCal. I'll admit that it's growing on me. However, I'm on the jury that's still out for deliberation. I need more than Hollywood, beaches, and nice weather to make me forget about fires, earthquakes, and traffic. I could, easily, high tail it back to Texas without a second glance.
I've learned a lot about myself and my wife through this trial, which we wouldn't have learned in Texas. Our faith is growing stronger and stronger by the moment. There isn't anything that we can't handle. We've come to a place in our lives, that has forced us to evaluate our past and forge ahead into a our new future. We know that there are bigger and better things in store for us. Jim Rohn says, "it's not the blowing of the wind, but the set of the sail!" The wind in California is blowing. But, we've set our sail to weather the storm.
I'm thankful for the family and friends, who have kept us in their prayers. I'm thankful for a God, that hasn't left us nor forsaken us! California has pulled out all the punches. But, she doesn't know the spirit of the Alamo! So, for now, Texas my Texas has to wait! There's gold, not at the end of the rainbow! But, in taming the wild, western frontier!