We've had Spring from the kitchen window and Spring from the South-East corner of the back yard. Today we have Spring from the front steps. It is getting closer.
I guess I have good news. I had set a goal to be out of my dad's house by April 1st. I did a lot of praying and a lot of friends did a lot of praying.My hope was to find a job and have enough money to move into my own place. ... but I caught a flu and cold and had a kidney infection and my doctor wouldn't give me a work release quite yet (Not that I need one to get a job.....) I was looking for a job halfheartedly and not finding one, while things with my dad grew increasingly hard. I knew that El Jay and I could not stay here until after school got out. I had to make this move sooner. I knew that if I did not move by the first of April that the situation with my dad would only get worse and not be reversible. Despite all of this, I do love my dad and brother and would like a peaceful relationship with them.
I was getting discouraged. I didn't have a job and I had only a little money saved for moving. It was now March. Then the car needed new brakes and the front lower ball joint bushing was torn and would need to be replaced. I have enough for the brakes, but not the other repair and most of my money for moving would be gone (the can goes in for brakes on Wednesday.) More discouragement.
During this, I heard from an old friend. I hadn't seen her in 15-years, but in our 20's she was one of my closest friends. She lives an-hour-and-a-half South from here. She has two free bedrooms and El Jay and I could live there free of charge for as long as we need. I cried and said thanks. I went to see her and her home a week ago and we seemed to pick up where we left off. I felt at home there. So, we are moving. YAY! I'll be looking for a job there. I have also applied for an unpaid internship at the Springville Museum of Art in communications (about 19-hours p.week.)
I am so grateful to my friend who is giving us a huge gift by opening her home to us and i know my prayers were heard and answered. I'm excited to begin this new adventure :-)