Carolina Girl in a Colorado World

Just a quick life update now that this Carolina girl is living in a Colorado world…

My dad and I made it into the city a day early, which turned out to be the biggest blessing ever because we spent all of Monday running around getting a bunch of things checked off of our to-do list. If you were to ask him, he’d tell you that I’d been dreading our day of wrestling with the DMV (and other things one has to do when moving 1,800 miles away) for weeks because I just knew something(s) would go wrong. And they did. But God is so faithful, because each time something would go differently than planned, we seemed to catch a break right after. I’ll spare you the full story of each place we had to visit, but if you’ve ever moved out of your state I’m sure you have an idea of all the things we had to do. Here’s just a glimpse of one way the Lord showed us great favor yesterday:

When going to the third DMV of the day to get my car title transferred & vehicle registered, we found out after an hour of waiting our turn that we needed the title notarized. We had one hour until the DMV closed at 5pm to accomplish this. Mind you, at this point we had not eaten a bite or even had a drink of water since 7am, so our patience was short & our frustration (and dehydration) high. Lucky for us, one of only two Navy Federals in this huge city happened to be a very short drive away. We got the notarization done there in no time and were given “head of the line” privileges which allowed us to successfully complete the registration. Despite a few other unforeseen stresses of the day, we were able to see God in it all and thank Him for His provision through a seriously busy first day.

By the end of the day I was able to get my utilities turned on, obtain the keys to my new apartment (which has the most beautiful mountain view ever, shown below!), get a Colorado license, register my vehicle & get Colorado plates, stop by my base to pick up paperwork, transfer my prescriptions, and even enjoy a nice nature walk & delicious dinner to top it all off. Today all of my belongings arrived, so the next few days we’ll be unpacking boxes and getting my apartment organized slowly but surely until my dad leaves on Saturday. My mom is awesome too and was kind enough to take care of my cat Abel for me while I’ve been out here! She’ll be bringing him to the airport on Saturday as well for him to take a flight out to me. I’m praying that the temperatures stay in the right range so I can have him here with me as soon as possible! I’m definitely trying to soak in these last few days until I start my internship and really start doing big girl things. I honestly still can’t quite believe that this isn’t just a vacation and I don’t have to leave!

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20

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