I Owe Lubbock an Apology!

When my husband decided to take a job in Lubbock, Texas, I was devastated.  All I could picture in my mind was flat earth, dust storms, and weeds galore.  We have lived here for a little over 7 months now, and I love it!  I absolutely love it!

I can’t get enough of the huge skies and cotton fields as far as the eye can see.  I love to sit out on my back porch at night and see the city lights twinkling in the distance.  The people are friendly, and the schools are good.  It is a land of hope–of potential.  Just being here makes me confident of a bright future for my family.

One day your husband may need to move you to a new location.  If that happens, please take the following advice…

1. Cry in private.  You will need to weep for the life, people, and places you are leaving behind.  But letting your husband see all your tears will only make him feel bad for hurting you.

2. Pray for your new home.  Start praying immediately for God to prepare a place for you there.  Pray that He would create a spirit of revival in that town like they have never seen before.  It is hard to hate a place you are praying for.

3. Plug in quickly.  Don’t take forever to find a church.  Start right away and get involved.  Meet people, have them over, and start to connect.

4. Explore your new area.  Take drives and see sights.  Find out what is unique about your new area and learn about it and experience it.

5. Open your eyes and heart to the beauty around you.  Don’t let homesickness cloud your view and keep you from enjoying your new home.

God has created a big, beautiful, and varied land.  If you have to move, look at it as an opportunity to experience more of God’s creation.  It can be your chance to learn more about God and meet more of His people.  If you go into a move with an open heart from the start, you may find that you won’t have to apologize to your new city!

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2 Responses to “I Owe Lubbock an Apology!”

  • You are awesome! Wonderful thoughts from a wonderful woman!

  • Karen Whittaker:

    We were so amazed by Lubbock. We were afraid it would be similar to El Paso and Tuscon (sorry to those two cities, but they were not my favorites.) We LOVED Lubbock and think you have found a wonderful home there. You developed friends and a church family so quickly and seem already so embedded in the city, which really seems just like a bunch of neighborhoods merged together. We miss you terribly, but feel now that Lubbock was a great choice.

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