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Prayers For Relocation And All That Other Fun Stuff
« on: September 21, 2011, 04:07:13 PM »
Ok... in the 20 or so months since my wife passed away we've tried to make several plans work. The main question was, and remains, what is best for my kids, and how can we provide a stable, long-term living situation for them, where they are loved and treated with respect and so forth. And I'd be lying if I didn't say that another thing in play was worrying about my own happiness and well-being. Unfortunately the plans we've tried have failed, and we are now left only with options that we would have preferred to avoid. All of these plans involve me withdrawing from the school that I'm at, relocating closer to family (about 40-50 miles away), getting a car and a place for us to stay, finding a job in the area, and raising the kids on my own (with support from family when they can give it). I have family who are willing to help me make the move and get reestablished, but obviously this is a lot of stuff to get done and a big curve in the road for me and my kids. So if you would, please keep myself (Justin) and my two daughters (Athanasia and Sahara) in your prayers.
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 04:10:09 PM »
Lord have mercy on you and your family!
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 04:15:59 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Justin and his family! Comfort them, and give to them the strength to persevere for Your glory!
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 04:24:13 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 04:27:40 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 06:57:56 PM »
Ok... in the 20 or so months since my wife passed away we've tried to make several plans work. The main question was, and remains, what is best for my kids, and how can we provide a stable, long-term living situation for them, where they are loved and treated with respect and so forth. And I'd be lying if I didn't say that another thing in play was worrying about my own happiness and well-being. Unfortunately the plans we've tried have failed, and we are now left only with options that we would have preferred to avoid. All of these plans involve me withdrawing from the school that I'm at, relocating closer to family (about 40-50 miles away), getting a car and a place for us to stay, finding a job in the area, and raising the kids on my own (with support from family when they can give it). I have family who are willing to help me make the move and get reestablished, but obviously this is a lot of stuff to get done and a big curve in the road for me and my kids. So if you would, please keep myself (Justin) and my two daughters (Athanasia and Sahara) in your prayers.

Wow Justin.

You and your family usually are.

I feel overwhelmed just reading about it.

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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011, 07:56:29 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 07:59:30 PM »
Goodness, you've got a lot going on! Prayers going up for you!

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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 08:10:03 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2011, 08:38:27 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2011, 02:58:36 AM »
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2011, 03:05:05 AM »
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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2011, 05:08:10 AM »
Thanks. You can probably drop me from your prayer list (I don't mean that in a bad way, I just realise that names can start to multiply on such lists, and it's good to know when you can drop one of the 1,439 names). Things aren't exactly resolved or finished, but a big step is being taken today, and I believe everything will work out as well as it can.

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« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2012, 07:58:04 PM »
Things are on the move, and so will I be I expect. 95% sure anyway. Though I don't have say over everything involved, so I'm depending on other stuff going through. Still, 95%...  I thought I was going to move later this Spring, but recent happenings of a not-so-good nature has moved the timing up significantly. The move will be tough, especially at first, but the big positive is that I should be able to have a car and get to church, so... anyway... :)

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« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2012, 08:00:04 PM »
Things are on the move, and so will I be I expect. 95% sure anyway. Though I don't have say over everything involved, so I'm depending on other stuff going through. Still, 95%...  I thought I was going to move later this Spring, but recent happenings of a not-so-good nature has moved the timing up significantly. The move will be tough, especially at first, but the big positive is that I should be able to have a car and get to church, so... anyway... :)

Thanks for letting us know! And while the move will be tough at first, it also sounds like many possibilities will open up for you that are not present now.
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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2012, 08:00:54 PM »
Lord have mercy.  :angel:

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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2012, 12:38:36 AM »
May the Lord continue to have mercy on you and your daughters.
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2012, 02:30:18 AM »
So tired, I swear I read the title as:

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« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2012, 09:41:42 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2012, 10:19:13 PM »
When I mentioned not having a say over everything involved in my last post... well, we took care of that today and everything came out as we hoped for  :)  We also now have a definite timeline: I will be moving in 2 weeks. Thank you for your prayers!

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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2012, 10:19:50 PM »
So tired, I swear I read the title as:

Prayers For Bilocation And All That Other Fun Stuff

Bilocation would be awesome, but I'd settle for levitation  ;D

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« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2012, 11:06:20 PM »
When I mentioned not having a say over everything involved in my last post... well, we took care of that today and everything came out as we hoped for  :)  We also now have a definite timeline: I will be moving in 2 weeks. Thank you for your prayers!

Glory to God!

Having moved 5 times in the last 6 years (and another move coming up in March), I can empathize with you.

I pray all will go well with your move.

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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2012, 12:31:49 AM »
Great to hear it.

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« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2012, 11:03:45 AM »

May the Lord have mercy and grant you a safe, speedy and hassle free move....and a happy life in the new location!
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« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2012, 11:15:40 AM »
Glory to God!

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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2012, 01:15:55 PM »
Best of luck! May the Holy Saints watch over you and your family at this diffucult time.
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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2012, 01:18:43 PM »
When I mentioned not having a say over everything involved in my last post... well, we took care of that today and everything came out as we hoped for  :)  We also now have a definite timeline: I will be moving in 2 weeks. Thank you for your prayers!

Thanks be to God.   :)
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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2012, 07:53:11 PM »
Glory be to God!

May the Lord bless and protect you and your family in every place you may dwell.
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« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2012, 11:25:14 PM »
Lord have mercy and Praise His Holy Name for fresh starts and new beginnings.  May each day bring blessings and healing to you and your daughters!
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« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2012, 08:13:00 PM »
So about 14 hours from now I'll be making the move. I have almost all my stuff packed, except for a change of clothes and stuff to shower tomorrow, and my computer, a book and the TV for tonight. Everything else is sitting in corners in my living room.  And I have to say... queen size beds are fun to sleep in, but they stink to have when you're moving! ;D Anyway, there's a small chance of it being icy, but hopefully everything will go smoothly!

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« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2012, 08:25:07 PM »
Lord have mercy!! God speed!!
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« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2012, 08:32:34 PM »
Best of luck!  :)
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« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2012, 02:50:24 PM »
Thanks :)  All moved and set up in a new city... going to check out the vehicle I hope to have soon, but we have to see if my Uncle can fix it or if we'll have to take it to a mechanic. Other than that, all is well. Oh, except that I don't have internet yet. BLAH!!!  ;D

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« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2012, 08:12:04 PM »
Congrats!!
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« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2012, 01:50:27 PM »
May the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos be with you and your family, may she continue to intercede with her beloved Son so he may fill what is needed in your home according to His Will. Amen Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2012, 04:15:21 PM »
Been a couple weeks since I've been able to post as I am living temporarily... well... I'm crashing on someone's couch, lol. We had everything set up, but there were certain legal stipulations/regulations we did not foresee... anyhow, so things are slightly off plan, but I'm still alive and mostly well! :)  I hope to get internet and be able to post more regularly sooner rather than later. My daughters are well as well, living with their grandparents at the moment, not too far from me.

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« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2012, 04:20:55 PM »

Glad you are okay.

May God help you with all the arrangements and legal stuff!
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« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2012, 04:45:51 PM »
Wow...curve ball!  Lord have mercy!  Hope things smooth out for you soon!
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« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2012, 06:08:46 PM »
Hope everything comes around for the best.  :angel:

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« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2012, 11:35:01 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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