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Topic: Start (01/16/06)
TITLE: Waiting To Start
By Tammy McConnell
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It’s almost spring and our house is too small…I know we need to move. I’m just waiting for the lease to expire. This time though we want to buy a house. We’ve landed. We really love this town, but a farmhouse out in the country has always been my plan. Soon we’ll start preparing to attain our goals, reach out and take hold of them and make them our own. Soon, we’ll start. We’re just waiting for God’s voice. Seems like all I ever do is wait. “When is He going to speak?”
My husband is tapping out Morse code on the ham radio behind me. He already has his Technician license, but now he’s studying for the next level test, General. His dream of becoming a storm chaser is developing…slowly. He bought radar equipment last spring; I built him a website. We live in Tornado Alley, so he’s been able to videotape several tornadoes. Good thing for my son’s skin condition (Oh the irony)! We wouldn’t have moved here if not for that.
It’s very hard…this waiting. When we moved here, we said, “It’s time for a fresh start. Let’s do what we’ve always wanted to do. I’ll work from home and you’ll chase storms.” When I’m not learning a new computer language or building a website, I read my Bible. I want to make sure I hear His voice when He finally decides that it’s okay for me to start. I’m trying not to get cynical…but, “When will I hear from Him?”
We did get that scholarship from the rehab my husband completed twenty-one years ago. It made it possible to buy new software for my home business. “But I don’t have any customers!” We can’t afford to buy that farmhouse out in the country on just my husband’s salary; he works at the homeless shelter for crying out loud. Oh, I know, he’s giving back now…that’s his way of saying “Thank You!” to society for putting him back on the right track. Yaddah, yaddah, yaddah! But his paycheck alone will not get us out of here; it barely pays the bills! At this rate, we’ll never get out of life what we’re owed if God doesn’t hurry up and speak!
The kids keep interrupting me with their schoolwork. Don’t they understand that it’s my job to get this business off the ground? We are never going to be able to move out of this tiny house if I don’t start making some money. I even took time out of my busy schedule to test them. Homeschoolers need to "prove" themselves, you know. I guess I was feeling a little guilty for making them do so much of the work on their own. Amazingly, they’re doing just fine. When I finally hear from God, then things will slow down. I’ll be able to spend more time with them; even get back to that “snuggle time” we used to have. “God, don’t you see that my kids need me? When are you going to speak?”
I know … I’ll go to church, talk to the Pastor. He’ll know how I can get God to “speak up”. He’s familiar with our story; he’s even from our neck of the woods. I didn’t know them personally then, but Ruth did and Eileen. I can’t believe we have friends in common. Five states away…wow! He planted our sister church back in New York. Incredible … 14 years ago, I was just getting married! Imagine his surprise when we told him where we were from! He’ll know what I should do.
…Or perhaps, you have some advice for me.
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