The Power in Networking

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Previously on my post I just talked about random things that were happening in my life. I often do that when I have absolutely nothing to talk about or if I have not talked to one of my good friends , Elisha. Anyway , this particular subject has played over and over in our conversations for the last few years.  So as I always say when starting my Dads show, here we go!!!!

Over the past year or so my life has been upside down, I got married and pregnant at the same time.  And my plan to get a great job and buy this super delicious house and live , work and shop was delayed because now I was pregnant, sick and down!!! A few months after our marriage I made the decision to finally move away with my husband to his hometown of Birmingham, AL. It was an exciting time for me, not only was I in a new city that was just a bit larger than the city that I had grown up in but it was the first time that my husband and I had ever lived or even spent a night together.  Well aside from the wedding night and what not. Anyway as we made our home in Birmingham, AL , renting  a Condo right down the street from the Summit ( Best shopping EVER) we tried to make that city our home.  First things first was to try to find a church that we both could attend. After a few weeks of visiting churches, we met someone who was able to invite us to his church.  We were happy to have made the connection but unhappy that church was more than 30 minutes from our home.  The next thing was finding a home and purchasing it. We found a newly built home in the Pleasant Grove community.   The home was brand new and idea for a newly married couple. After getting the home financed and just as we were about to sign the last paper on the house, I hesitated. For no reason whatsoever , I hesitated and the deal did not go through. Little did we know what would happen during the next month.  We decided to make  Edenton our home moving from a two bedroom to a three bedroom . We purchased new furniture, bought all things for the baby. We were having a girl.

In the month of April I came home for a week-end and ending up staying home because of the storms. The neighborhood that we were purchasing the first house in was devastated during the tornadoes in April .  And because of the storms , I prematurely went into labor and ended up having our little girl in my hometown instead of the place that we called our new home.

It seemed that in the months that we had spent in Birmingham, without family and without a foundation of friends were struggled in areas of movement.  We  lacked the mobility that we needed to be stable and steadfast. Did that mean that we were out of the will of God? Were we not in the city where our promises were?

To be continued…

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