Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Why I'm Back in the Heart of Texas

Well, I thought it was about time that I told you why I moved back to Texas. There's no nifty, easy way to say it: I am getting a divorce. I was married for 22 years, exactly half of my life, and now I am launching into a new life. My wonderful parents have graciously invited me to move in with them while I finalize the divorce and sort through the financial issues and obstacles in preparation for buying my own little home. My job with the large technology firm is in tact - I still work from home and am all set up with my home office here, so I am in good shape with work. My husband and I were never able to have children, so we did not have to deal with that painful issue. All in all, I am in pretty good shape. But I'm not kidding myself - I have had and will continue to have pain and loss to deal with - you don't unwind and untangle two souls in a few weeks.

But God has been more than gracious throughout every step of the move, and He is continuing to provide one thing after another that I need. I am SO GRATEUL to be back in the midst of my wonderful family - they have been so wise and fun and caring and sweet and supportive through everything. My parents now have all their kids and their families within a 30 minutes drive. That hasn't happened since we all lived at home more than 22 years ago! It's been such fun!

Starting over again is scary and exciting at the same time. I am looking forward to the things God has in store for me here...He has a plan for me, and it is a good one. I trust Him, and therefore I have peace.

I'll share more soon about the many ideas I have for my new home as well as the plans I have for promoting my art, and so on. Stay tuned and thanks from the bottom of my heart for stopping guys mean a lot to me!


  1. Oh wow, I'm sorry that you are going through such a difficult time. But I'm so thrilled that you have your loving family to help you along the way. And of course most importantly, the man upstairs guiding your footsteps. I only wish I still lived in Texas so we could meet up at a conference or something!

  2. i am so sorry about the difficult stage you are in now and yet, i can see how God is working in your life at the same time. your illustration is also lively and with a smile.

    i'll hug you in my prayers and good luck in all your endeavors.

    'got lots of friends over there, who knows we might bumped at each other one day

  3. These things shouldn't happen to good people. I'm so sorry for everything you are going through. I'm sure God has better plans for you and He always knows best. You are in my prayers.

  4. Becky I know this is painful (I've been there) but you are a beautiful person, loving and caring with lots of talent.
    you will go far I just know it.
    hugs to you

  5. oh, sweetie! (((HUGS))) My husband is divorced (and they did have one child), so I have seen a lot of that untangling up close, and it makes me wish I could spare your tender heart in some way. I'm always here if you need to vent. You can't shock me. Ok?

  6. "I'm sorry Becky"


  7. So sorry to hear that Becky but I'm glad you have your family there for you!

  8. I know you don't know me from Adam...I just started visiting your blog. But, I wanted to let you know that I will be praying for you as you go through this trying time in your life. You are VERY talented, and I know, with whatever endeavor you pursue, you will succeed! God is good!!

  9. paula6:51 PM

    I'm so sorry to hear you're going through a divorce, Becky. But I, too, am glad to hear that you've got family supporting your through a difficult time.

  10. oh Becky! I am sorry but I am living proof that God's mercies are new every morning. I am glad your family is there to help also!


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