This afternoon Jack and I went for a play date. It's so fun to have a baby friend to play with... and a mama friend for me. My heart has been longing for this for awhile. We were in a part of Knoxville that I honestly have never been to before. I definitely live in a West-Knoxville bubble-- a problem and a rant for another post -- but I forget that places like Powell, Karns, Halls, etc. are all a part of Knoxville. Anyway, I had to use my GPS to get home. As I pulled out of her neighborhood I turned on my GPS and hit "GO HOME". I mindlessly followed the GPS, as I so many times have. After awhile the road looked somewhat familiar. When I realized where I was, I was so confused about where I had been and how I had gotten there. I looked over at my GPS to see where it was taking me and why I went this way that seemed to have been wrong. I knew there was a faster, better way to where I wanted to go. I glanced down and saw this:
Notice the arrival time-- 10:27 PM. PM, I thought??? This was at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. I just kept thinking that something was wrong with my GPS, and then it hit me- the GPS was fine, it was me that was the problem. You see, my "GO HOME" was still programmed for our Maryland home. We're going in a new direction now. We have shifted, picked up, and have been living this somewhat unsettled life for two months now. I say unsettled because there are so many unknowns. When will our house sell? When will we move out of our parents' house? Where will we live? Will I get a job? Now, today, and this year of 2012, our family is moving in a new direction. We have a new calling to listen to. I will re-program my mind and my GPS, and we will plant our family here--- whatever that brings for us in 2012.
[And yes, I do realize that this is probably one of the dumbest things I've done.]