Have you ever completely upended your life to try something completely different?
We call that a Leap of Faith, and we’ve done it twice. This past summer we moved from a boat in Florida to a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Talk about a life change, but it has all worked out.
It’s hard to express how thankful we are for all of the blessings we’ve received. We have a sweet new home complete with peace and serenity. We bought a new car, new clothes (didn’t have winter wear), even a new fridge. We sold the boat and put some money in the bank. We’ve got great kids, all grown up and doing well. My grandkids will be coming to visit very soon.
We sit on the porch and watch the creek babble by, amazed by our new life and good fortune. Truly this is a time to give thanks.
I also want to thank you – folks who follow this blog, our Facebook community, and those who purchase my books. Without your support, none of this would be possible. I once had a dream to be a writer. Now I’m living that dream. Kim has the home she always wanted. We are thankful every day, but today, on this Thanksgiving, we express our gratitude to each and every one of you who has helped us along the way.
It is our sincere wish that you find thanks for your own blessings on this day. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
You set a fine example, friends. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Reblogged this on 'Til the butter melts and commented:
Certainly Sionna isn’t the only boat that’s taken a turn toward a spell on land! Here’s another one.
Thanks, and thanks for the new blog address.
You will miss the salt.
Probably come January. Happy Thanksgiving Wino.
Happy Thanksgiving Ed and Kim. Happy for ya all that everything worked out super. Thanks for sharing your lives with us. Love ya’ll! Sure miss fishing with ya! We had some great adventures together.
You know what it’s like up here my friend. Enjoying it so far. Come visit anytime.
Happy Thanksgiving Ed & Kim, You words ring so true, Living on Faith has become a way of life for me since I was a kid. Its funny how things work out, In some cases NOT the way we thought or would like for it too however, if you go on Faith, the worry and stress of LIFE goes away. This time of year is a reflection for us all. Its a time to stop, slow down & count your blessing and give thanks to the one that provides. Spending time with Family when you can. If your like use Family is scattered all over the country and it hard to get everyone together at once like we used to do. Just wanted to say Thank You for sharing your stories/books, ( I have them all ).
P.S. The Red Tide here in Estero Bay is no better.
Thanks for the thoughtful comment. Sorry to hear about the Red Tide. It really was the final straw for us. Have a great Christmas.