Cats are known as resilient creatures, graceful, usually, always landing the right way, on thier feet, as our cat Callie will tell you.
But its not always easy to know where you are going to land.
Or even if you'll land feet first, sometimes.
Our move to Texas 15 months ago was one we had been looking forward to, but the economy had its own ideas. Soon after we were faced with moving along to a 7th state, my first post here looking toward another adventure, wrapped in undying love for discovery of another new city, another state. It hasn't changed, I haven't finished discovering the Dallas area let alone the rest of this state. We have yet to see the Grassy Knoll among other places. Willie and those roads, are never far from my mind despite it being an unusual choice of theme, we, the song and I, seem to have become attached, and it will probably remain a moderately enduring theme for my entire life, if only in rememberance. On the road again...
But a broken heart and a family separated by states has its challenges. My husband being relocated 5 months ago in Missouri, North on US-69, part of the road there, the girls in school, and my career...
...my career, with its best chance of getting off the ground here in Texas, while I wait for a job opening in either state, has had its share of dissapointments. The economy has hit hard for us. As a graduate in December 2007, with a great GPA, going into a field that is economy proof, I figured the world was that proverbial oyster, just a matter of time before I landed my dream job... now I await any job. anywhere.
Sometimes its not easy finding your way in the world, as much as we like to believe we are resilient, circumstances and God sometimes find a way of deciding for you, whatever that might be. Its times like this, when desperation sets in, the fear of what might not happen, one can't help pondering the green grass on the other side, becoming homesick, the lack of family or friends in a relatively new place can sometimes be more than resilience alone can tolerate. Then prayer on sleepless nights when stress becomes too much, longing for that peace, the calm in the storm even if its temporary...and thanks, that you still have a roof over your head...
...landing on your feet is sometimes a road in itself. Sometimes cats have to twist themselves around for a good landing too.
Catch ya later