Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wishing on Stars

A few nights ago Mary Selwyn demanded that we open the door to the porch and push the ottoman close to it so that she could sit there and wish on a star. We agreed, of course. She plopped down, looked up in the sky and said, "I wish I would live happily ever after.....and for some candy," a girl after my own heart. I would wish for the same thing except I'd wish that I would be incredibly skinny despite eating all the candy I just wished for. I guess therein lies proof that wishing on stars doesn't always work, but wouldn't it be nice if it did. Instead of wishing on stars we have to rely on prayer and faith. We don't always get what we "wish" for with God either. And if you are anything like me, understanding why God works the way he does rarely happens either.

When we moved from Dothan I was so confused as to why we were having to leave a place that felt so perfect for our family. We were so established there. We had made it our home. After a short while I was able to see where Madison could be a town that we would be happy in. We have enjoyed exploring the town and the fun things to do. Maybe it wasn't so bad here after all.

Last Thursday Shay received word that his account here would be closing June 1st. That means we will be moving, AGAIN! Any guesses as to where we might be moving??? DOTHAN!! Have you ever had one of those, "Seriously God?" moments? Just utter confusion. Thats how I would describe my feelings toward this situation. Confused. Don't get me wrong I'm thrilled to be heading back to Dothan. Dreading moving but if I have to move, again, I'm thankful it is back to Dothan. It is frustrating that exactly 29 days after I sold my house we found out we are moving back. It just doesn't make much sense to me that we would move here for just 4 months to turn around an move back. I will say that moving here has been a financial blessing and maybe that was the purpose for this little whirlwind. At any rate the Nichols family will be on the move again, very soon.

As you can imagine our current situation has my little girls out of sorts. It is obvious to them that things are very unsettled so I am anxious to get this problem resolved. Mary Selwyn has struggled the most with all the transitions, so while it is clear that we watch entirely too many fairy tale princess movies, it is sweet that she wants to wish on stars. Oh to be young again and believe that things are just that easy. Us grown-ups will just continue to trust in the Lord, even when we don't understand.

MSN has been asking regularly to wish on a star before bed. Once she wished, "for my heart to be happy." That is not only my wish but my prayer for both of my girls no matter where we are.


The Weimer Family said...

Denise, that is so cute that Mary Selwyn does that!! I am sorry that you have to move again but I am glad that you will be closer to Montgomery again. Mary and I will make a road trip down to see you once you move!

Lauren said...

What in the world??? At least you didn't buy a house in Huntsville! Good luck finding one in Dothan again! Now you can start fresh and redecorate as you please!

Margaret said...

My goodness how things work out!! I am happy you are getting to go back to the place you loved so much!

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh!

Natalie said...

My goodness! Even though it has caused so much confusion, I'm glad it all means you get to move back to dothan! Beautiful post denise, with a beautiful message