Grumpy the Gator

In Grumpy the Gator, a group of children playing encounter a grumpy alligator. The story teaches children to always keep a safe distance from animals in the wild, and to find an adult if they see an alligator.

Grumpy the Gator

Its Always A Story With The Hendersons

Moving gives opportunities to show God's love…

God answers prayers and this time He has answered our prayers fast. Alan and I prayed for wisdom, discernment and revelation about moving to South Carolina.  We asked God if we were making the right decision about moving. We prayed for a job for Alan, prayed for the house in VA to be purchased by someone God had chosen for the home, prayed for us to remember to show God’s love wherever we live. Prayers, prayers and more prayers.
Yes, God answered. A contract was put on the house in VA, Alan has a new job in SC, and the movers arrived and loaded the truck. All of those exciting events happened within a couple of weeks. Thank You God.
I must admit that moving has been stressful. Alan hurt his back moving too many boxes. We visited the local DMV 5 times. Each time, they asked for more information. I had to find our marriage certificate to prove why I changed my last name 38 years ago.
Each time we have encountered an obstacle with the move, God has provided a solution. We visited with the armed guards at the DMV and made them smile. We greeted everyone with smiles and a warm hello. Amidst taking care of the “to do” list, we were able to show God’s love and glory, even while we were frustrated.
The neighbors are very friendly and the area is filled with people of all ages. A sweet new friend brought delicious food for us. Bicycles, golf carts, people walking and jogging, parents with baby strollers and plenty of birds singing sweet songs. We’ll talk about the alligators another time. 🙂
Yet, while checking off the list, a most wonderful thought keeps coming into our minds. We are here to be with Mike, Christine and baby Rowan. Beautiful blessings. Already we can see them often and know they are close by.  We are full of joy knowing we will be sharing in Rowan’s life.  A true blessing.
God has a plan for us and we are thankful He knows the plan.
Have you had a stressful time moving? What helped you during that time?
Blessings from beautiful South Carolina,

  • readywriterbr
    Posted at 12:41h, 21 September Reply

    Wow, what a quick answer to prayer! Glad you’re getting settled in your new home. Enjoy being grandma.

  • Gail Johnson
    Posted at 13:34h, 21 September Reply

    Welcome to the South, Mimi! 🙂

  • Karen
    Posted at 13:52h, 21 September Reply

    God is so good! Blessings on your new home. 🙏🏻❤️

  • Kimberly Rose Johnson
    Posted at 14:51h, 21 September Reply

    I’m so glad everything turned out well for you. I love how the Lord works things out. Looking forward to hearing an alligator story.

  • Savoring Sixty and Beyond
    Posted at 15:00h, 21 September Reply

    It sounds like you are right where God wants you to be…How blessed you are!

  • Jill Weatherholt
    Posted at 16:19h, 21 September Reply

    Moving out of state is always difficult. I’m happy God answered your prayers and you’re settled in SC with your grand child.

  • RobbyeFaye
    Posted at 17:39h, 21 September Reply

    So glad the Lord worked everything out so well for you.
    I have lived in several cities in SC and loved it (though I think TX and NC are still my favorite states!)
    I went through the same thing when applying for a license and I had 4 forms of ID, all had pictures to show the same person, but they all had different variations of my name, ie maiden or my middle name no two were the same, though the first and last names were. They insisted that I bring in my birth certificate, an ID that had no picture! It was so crazy!
    I think you will find you enjoy it and there are lots of things to do, not unlike VA. (And the summers are HOT and MUGGY!)
    Blessings, my friend, and prayers for your hubby and family.

  • Ellen Andersen
    Posted at 19:06h, 21 September Reply

    I came to SC 15 years ago, having lived in California all my life. I love how friendly everyone is here. Even total strangers wave and say hello. I take it you’re down near Charleston, with the reference to alligators. If you’re in the Upstate some time, contact me.

  • feistyfroggy
    Posted at 14:15h, 22 September Reply

    Glad the move went well and I hope you weren’t hit hard by the storm!

  • NikeChillemi
    Posted at 15:13h, 28 September Reply

    “Armed guards of the DMA” made me smile.
    You have alligators??? We have them in the rivers in Jacksonville. That surprised me. Thought they belonged to south Fla. I hear their population is increasing and they’re moving north. I don’t mind sending them to you. LOL

  • usathroughoureyes
    Posted at 22:11h, 01 October Reply

    Beautiful post and yes isn’t it great comfort knowing God has a plan for us. Took us awhile to allow Him to exercise His plan, lol. We can relate to the moving exercise and are about to go through it once again. This post reminds us to listen for His still quiet voice.

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