The Best Laid Plans....

I think there's a country song that goes, "...if you want to hear God laugh, just tell Him your plan."

All is well and moving along swimmingly with my relocation to Florida. Home inspection went well, and I am set to close on my house on the 17th of February. WOOT WOOT!


The Air Force Services Career Program Office - a/k/a the 'Drivers of the Toma Train' have just informed me that my orders are delayed (for the non-military folk - orders are what do EVERYTHING; schedule the movers, allow me to travel on the government's dime, etc..) by 2 weeks. THEREFORE, I won't depart Monterey until 22 February, putting me into Florida on/around the 28th or 1st of Marchish.

And now...a quick liturgy about how God turned my day around - and how He CREATED the word 'irony'....

At a meeting this morning, I told one of my co-workers (shot out, Tamesha!),
"You know, I have a real peace about moving; all is well with the house, the new boss/staff, etc.. However, the only area I am REALLY stressing about is the receipt of my orders. I keep calling and stressing and wondering, because I need to get my movers scheduled, I need to get out of my house, I need...blah blah blah....But, it's funny - that's the ONE area I have not given to God, I haven't really prayed about it. Coincidence? I think not."

One hour later - my phone rang.

It was the AFSCPO with the news that my orders were being proceed, and they apologized; the orders were delayed and would be processed within the week (apparently, the gal that cuts the orders had a death in her family). That being said, I had to wait one additional pay period (2 weeks) to depart Monterey. You see, I can't be driving cross country on the Army's time clock, it must be the Air Force's.

Anyway - my point?

Do I want a 2 week delay? No
Do I want to pay more rent in my house? No

But this isn't about my schedule or my needs.

The minute I committed it and gave it away - the answer came. Bottom line? We're not in control. None of us are. And for that, I'm thankful. Somebody bigger than me, smarter than me, and stronger than me...has got my back.

My dad just said, "Toma - He's never in a hurry, but He's ALWAYS on time."

I'll see you all in Florida at the end of February/beginning of March. Thank you for your continued support Stay tuned!

And - if you haven't seen my house - the info is here.

Toma's Favorite Song Today: "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen (I'm excited for the Super Bowl performance by The Boss!)