Faith

Letting Go

 “Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening. Don’t you see it?”

Isaiah 43:19 (NCV)

Angel, moving to Anchorage Alaska! 

It hit me hard ….my daughter was moving 4626.6 miles (about 7445.79 km) away to a new job. 

Far away from family, friends, Me .. to a place she had never been….to a place she knew no one.  

A new thing was indeed happening. 

  “Stop dwelling on past events and brooding over times gone by.” Isaiah 43:18(CJB) 

 

It was hard not to think about the past 32 years with Angel close by. We often joked we were connected at the hips. 

 

Letting go is difficult, heavy. But as I considered the “God whispers” we  witnessed since Angel said she was moving … I began to feel lighter. I realized God had to be orchestrating Angel’s move. First, the “in her field” job came looking for her,  offering her the opportunity to be licensed in two years as a Mental Health Clinician. Then, meeting a stranger in a restaurant two and half hours away from home who was just returning from Alaska. Her open, honest sharing about life there left us smiling with optimism about this new land. Next, finding an affordable 2-bedroom apartment only two blocks from her new job, close to a bus stop, Starbucks, several restaurants, and a hospital. Slowly, concerns about her not having a vehicle melted. Plus, research showed Uber and home deliveries were no problem in Anchorage. Another sigh of relief. Angel was leaving December 29, 2023….amid lots of snow. These “God whispers” continued. Plans for Larry, and our 40 day – stay … flights, ticket prices, pet boarding for 2 dogs, mail holding, cable pausing, friends checking our property…were easily arranged. Upon arriving… maneuvering 9 suitcases through the airport to an Uber.  Many other “God whispers” during our stay led me to believe Angel was in her right place. Lastly, the night before returning home… praying for family, then discovering the day of our departure, God had miraculously answered this prayer. 

Leaving for the airport. 

All these “God whispers” gave me peace the night we left. I was able to open my hand and let go of Angel’s hand. When I let go, God grabbed both our hands leading us into new directions.  

Angel, to her new life. Me, back to my old life with a new perspective. 

Like the fresh, white snow I had marveled at for 40 days, I felt renewed, ready to embrace this new beginning. I took a deep breath, eyes brimming with tears,  looked at Angel, long and hard, missing her already. But not sad.  As we walked out the door, I glanced back at Angel. 

“Lord our God, treat us well. Give us success in what we do; yes, give us success in what we do.” Psalm 90:17 (CEV) 

“Lord, let all go well,” I prayed.  “Lord, let all go well.”

Dear God, thank You for blessing our family throughout this relocation. I think about the many parents,  children,  families and friends separated from their loved ones. God give all of us peace knowing with You “all is well.” Amen. And so, it is!!! 

P.S. That was almost 3 weeks ago. Join me the next few weeks as I fill in the details of God’s miraculous blessings since Angel’s relocation. Blessings for her in Anchorage, Alaska. Blessings for her dad and me in Trenton, Florida.

P.P.S. Since returning from Alaska, my yearning to simplify our lives has resurfaced. Simple living, simple cooking.. this 2-ingredient muffin is simple.  It’s more like a scone or a biscuit. Delicious warm with butter, honey or jam.  Add a hot cup of tea.  A nice breakfast. Nothing fancy…just easy and simple.

 

Super Muffins

Easy
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10

Equipment

  • 1 12-cup muffin tin

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream softened
  • 2 cups sifted self-rising flour

Notes

In medium bowl blend ice cream and flour only until flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy and a bit stiff). Fill 10 well-greased muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake in preheated 350 oven about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in muffins comes out dry. May have to add 5 - 10 minutes baking time.
Each muffin is 6 Weight Watchers (WW) points
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Comments

  • Deborah Brown

    5 stars
    I connected to the heartfelt love you expressed in your words. I agree wholeheartedly that God has Angel, you and your hubby in his arms.
    May God continue to give you strength and comfort being away only in person but not by your hearts.

    I love you sis,
    Deborah

  • Precious Colclough

    Thank you Mary for always being so transparent and allowing God to use you by sharing your adventurous life, helping others through trusting God in “Letting Go”! We all have or will have to let go of a family member or dear friend whether through them moving to another area or transitioning from this life. Letting Go is never easy especially, when you are so connected to that person but I love how your communication with God and Angel made the process much easier. God definitely knows how to put people and things in place for us and I’m so happy for my beautiful, talented and anointed cousin! I believe God has great things in stored for her, you and Larry!
    Love you!

    • Mary Chever-Watson

      Thank you so much for your heartfelt words…it means a lot. I also receive your blessings for Angel, Larry and me. Love you too!!!

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