Journey To Virginia

Well, I made it safely back to Virginia. I arrived Monday afternoon. It was a nice trip across the miles (945 miles and 14 hours – but of course it took longer with the bathroom and food breaks lol). There was no rain, the weather was great. I kept my word to my family and coworkers in Florida that I wouldn’t drive at night, so I took my time and stopped when it got dark. It feels great to see my mom’s smiling face and to be close to family again.

Taken at Virginia welcome center

Upon leaving Florida, I passed through Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina before making it to Virginia. Thank you all for your support and prayers. Thanks for leaving encouraging comments to check on me and see how the move and my travels were going. Your love and kindness was a comfort and helped me to stay motivated through this process.

Georgia- the peach state 🍑
Taken at South Carolina welcome center. SC is where my parents were both born and raised. I have a lot of family in this state.
Photo by: fitsnews.com

When I left Florida, it was about 90 degrees, now it’s about 60 degrees in Virginia. Quite the change in temperature. Although part of me will miss the “Miami Heat” another part of me is glad for the change. I believe the cooler weather will be refreshing and help clear my sinuses. The hot, muggy, tropical temps in Miami kept my allergies in an uproar.

My last photo taken in Florida

Originally I was scheduled to stop in North Carolina to see my Uncle Wilt (my Dad’s brother), before returning to Virginia. He had been ill and in the hospital for over a month. I spoke to my cousin LaTasha, (his daughter), on last Thursday morning to say I would be there on Monday. By Thursday afternoon things quickly changed and he passed away. So my mom and I will go to North Carolina on this weekend for the funeral. I have many fond memories of my Uncle Wilt. He came to Virginia from North Carolina to visit us every year when I was growing up.

Here is a picture of my Dad and his brothers. My Dad is on the right end (with the glasses), and Uncle Wilt is the first one on the left end. I’m thankful LaTasha called me a few weeks ago so I could FaceTime him and talk to him. Little did I know he’d be gone before I could make it to North Carolina to visit him. But God knew.

“Brothers”

Now that I’m back in Virginia, my state of birth, I feel like there is a lot to do. Especially since I have to find employment. But I will keep praying, and keep trusting God. If I focus on my to-do-list it gets overwhelming. However if I focus on Jesus, I feel at peace. I know He has an impeccable track record when it comes to moving me around, and getting me settled.

I’m thankful for what my little sister Deandra wrote in her post this week called, God of TODAY”. She reminded us that, God is a faithful God. So we don’t have to worry about tomorrow…we can just enjoy today.

Matthew 6:34 NIV, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

I’ll keep you posted on this continued journey. Thanks again for your continued prayers.

P. S.

While I was traveling through Jacksonville, Florida I was behind this truck. God used the dirt on the truck for good!

Jesus Saves! My favorite verse – John 3:16

61 thoughts on “Journey To Virginia

  1. Dawn so glad you had a great time with family, friends, and made it safely back to VA. The cooler weather does rid germs and helping with sinus symptoms. Prayers and condolences to you and your family for the passing of your Uncle Walt. May you all draw nearer to the God’s peace, comfort and strength. Praise Him for a lifetime of memories. So many Photographs capturing moments not time. 🤗🙏🌸🥰

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    1. Thanks Yonnie! I am thankful for your prayers and support. I will hold on to the memories for sure because I experienced many things in Florida. I will miss my uncle but glad he isn’t suffering now. Thanks again. ❤️😊

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  2. Oh love, I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Wilt. Big hugs to you and my deepest condolences to the rest of the family. I’m very thankful that neither you nor mom will travel alone to the home going celebration.

    Praise the Lord for journey mercies and for those lovely pics too, especially the one left on the truck reminding us that Jesus Saves!

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    1. Thanks little sister! I’m so thankful for the loving and kind greeting from you when I returned home. 🥰 I will miss my uncle but thankfully he’s in a better place. I’m glad I saw that truck! 😊

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  3. So so sorry to hear of your loss, this is one of the human things that hurts us so, but thank God we have Jesus and we know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. May he wrap his arms about you as you journey through this time.
    Good to know you traveled well and got there safely, with God’s words on your moving truck, what could come against that…I love it.

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  4. Thank you for sharing your journey Dawn! You definitely had some lovely weather for the trip. I pray the door of employment will open wide in His timing. I’m so happy for you to be with your family, and the adventure our Father has for you. Blessings! ♥

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  5. We thank God for safe traveling mercies. Lol I didn’t know Virginia was for lovers. I learned something new today. May God bless your new home and all that concerns you Dawn. That truck 🙌🏿😊. Yes Lord!

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      1. Not sure if my comment went through on your post Gail, my WP is acting up. But praying God brings you strength and healing and a speedy recovery. Get plenty of rest. ❤️

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  6. Welcome home big sis. Sure you had fun too as you had the ride home. 🤗

    How has the family been holding up?. His comfort is for you all? 💗

    And favour as you get a new work place. Be rest assured He will work it all together for your good!. In His own graceful way – we just have to breathe through it all and trust Him!.

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  7. I’m so glad you made it safely!! That truck is so neat!! 💕 I’m sorry to hear about your uncle, but I’m happy you were able to talk to him recently. Your family is in my prayers! Welcome home!

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  8. There’s no place like home, and especially family. So glad you had a safe trip home. I’m from West Virginia, so I’m a little jealous that you’re in that beautiful part of the world. 🙂 And I’m sorry about your Uncle Wilt. God bless you, Dawn.

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    1. Thanks Patty! Yes it’s good to be back. I’ve been to West Virginia once. I enjoyed your post, “Keep Everything in a Row”, but I’m having trouble with WP and couldn’t comment. It made me want some jolly ranchers lol.

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  9. Thank you for the update Dawn. It was wonderful reading about your journey. We bless the Lord that you arrived safely. Condolences on the passing of your uncle and we will continue to pray that you will settled in comfortable and get a job. Yes, indeed, even the dirt God can used to spread salvation 😊❤

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