Florida: A Sad Goodbye

Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.

It wasn’t in my plans to be saying goodbye right now. There is such a tension between leaving and going. We are leaving behind many friends, families, and future plans and going back to family and friends – yes, but not in the way that we would like to go back to them, and no grasp on future plans.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
The only grasp I have is in holding tight to seeking the Lord – that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection (Philippians 3).
I know that many of you care for my family, and desire to show that you care by calling or emailing or offering to help – and for that care I am so thankful. Please understand that I cannot email everyone back or share freely what is on my heart. I would prefer also to talk to each and everyone in person. So please keep that in mind if you feel led to contact me – and please do, but I may not share over the phone or email. 
Thank you all for your continued prayers and may we all be blessed by the peace of God.

10 thoughts on “Florida: A Sad Goodbye

  1. Cara, I understand your feelings of leaving prematurely a place when you didn't plan or expect it. It will be hard to leave and I'm sorry for that. It's good you will be retuning to a place and people who love you and will support you, whatever the circumstances. Allow yourself to be sad. Thinking of you all. – V


  2. sorry to hear your leaving FL,I know that the children will miss you all alot, continue to stay close to the Lord and he will give you the strength and guidence you need to get you through the circumstances your family is going through!!God Bless youcarol m


  3. I am learning this song to sing in church. I hope the words minister to you as it does to me.HEAL THE WOULDI used to wish that I could rewrite history.I used to dream that each mistake could be erased.Then I could just pretend I never knew the me back then.I used to pray that you would take this shame away.Hide all the evidence of who I've been.But it's the memory of the place you brought me fromThat keeps me on my knees and even though I'm free…HEAL THE WOUND BUT LEAVE THE SCARA REMINDER OF HOW MERCIFUL YOU AREI AM BROKEN TORN APARTTAKE THE PIECES OF THIS HEARTHEAL THE WOUND BUT LEAVE THE SCARI have not lived a life that boasts of anythingand I don't take pride in what I bring.But I'll build an alter with the rubblethat you've found me inAnd every stone will sing of what you can redeem.


  4. Praying for all of you! You have become such a godly woman…I admire and respect so much about you and the wisdom you have given me as a friend and mom. I will selfishly enjoy seeing you more often, but know how hard it is for you to leave.


  5. Cara, Iam sorry that you have left, Please know I am praying for you and I will miss you and the kids. Yall are very special and am thankful for the time you were here in Florida! RUTH


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