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Rated: E · Non-fiction · Biographical · #2095900
With Faith and trust, huge things become reality.
OARIGINAL
Changes were coming, yet I know not what they were. Suddenly, last summer, I thought about the fact that I was able to live anywhere in the U.S I choose, and my only task was to decide where I would go. I searched and thought about this for a while as I have periodically done, through out my life and yet there was no spiritual nudge for me make any changes and so, I went on with life as usual.

Miller's Cave now let me see, was this a dream or a book or perhaps something someone told me about? Nothing came to mind. I continued to live life without any major challenges, changes, or different directions. Then this past late spring and into the summer, I started hearing about Arkansas, or was this of my imagination? After researching thoroughly and diligently I decided that it is of and from God that I should make a huge leap of faith and so, I prepared to move. The railroad seemed to be a good way to move my things but I realized that because of having medical necessities and equipment, it wasn’t practical.

My friend got a U-Haul for me, which I appreciated, and I also booked movers so that much of my medical stuff and a few personal items could be moved professionally. The U-Haul would carry my most immediately needed necessities and some of the same for my friend. Packing the U-Haul was quite a challenge. Fortunately by the grace of God, help from my church came when it was needed most, because time was running out before we would have to leave.

After preparing for all of the month, it was time to leave on that last July day. !2:00AM arrived and so, in the middle of the night we started out when it was the coolest temperatures for everyone's benefit. Three humans and 6 animals were driving the roads through several states to new places we’ve never been simply on faith and with Gods guidance and help. My friends son drove the Suburban and towed the car, while my friend and I went in the U-Haul.

During the journey, over 1100+ miles, the animals were taken from the Suburban to me in the U-Haul, so they could be cared for and reassured that I was still near them. I’m certain this give them relief from some stress but not completely. At least they were reassured that they would be taken care of and the people they saw regularly were making certain they would be able to visit with me regularly.

This trip was challenging for everyone because my power wheelchair was in back of the U-Haul and getting it in and out would be a very difficult task, so I spent the entire trip sitting in the truck. Everything was brought to me, drinks, food, and of course my animal friends.

After many hours and miles behind up, finally we arrived safely. I know that this is the very best choice I could have made because even being here for only a few minutes felt as if I had come home. With great relief, my ankles, and lower legs swollen to the size of what I call, elephant legs, I couldn’t wait to get out of the truck. When we eventually got settled, My friend and I crashed immediately and sleep for about 10 hours straight without waking.

I miss my sister and friends, but don’t miss the over crowding (sardine can feeling), pollution, and stress of my previous home. I am thankful and thrilled to be here in Arkansas. God is good all the time.

Non-fiction
[word count 544] Readability level: 9-10th grade student
Writers Cramp Contest Entry 9/9/16





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Changes were coming, yet I know not what they were. Suddenly, last summer, I thought about the fact that I was able to live anywhere in the U.S I choose, and my only task was to discern where I would go. I searched and thought about this for a while as I have periodically done through out my life, and yet nothing was revealed. I went on with life as usual having no idea what future events would transpire.

Miller's Cave now let me see, was this a dream, a book, or perhaps something someone told me about? Nothing came to mind, so as usual I disposed of this thought and went on with life. Then this past spring and into the summer, I started hearing about Arkansas, or was this my imagination? After researching thoroughly and diligently I decided that it is of and from God that I should make a huge leap of faith. I proceeded to make preparations for my huge move. The railroad seemed to be a good way to move my belongings but I realized that because of having medical necessities and equipment, this wasn’t practical.

My friend got a U-Haul for me which I appreciated. I booked movers so that much of my medical stuff and a few personal items could be moved professionally. The U-Haul would carry my most immediately needed items and some of the same for my friend. Packing the U-Haul was quite a challenge. Fortunately by the grace of God, Help from my church came when it was needed most. We were quickly running out of our precious time for packing and would soon need to leave.

After diligently preparing for the entire month, it was time to leave on that last July day. With anticipation and excitement coursing through us we started out journey in the middle of the night during the coolest temperatures for everyone's benefit. Three humans and six animals were driving the roads through several states to new places we’ve never been simply on faith and with Gods guidance and help. My friends son drove the Suburban and towed the car, while my friend and I went in the U-Haul.

During the journey, over 1100+ miles, the animals were taken from the Suburban to me in the U-Haul, so they could be cared for and reassured that I was still near by which, I’m certain give all of us relief from excessive stress, however stress still came along for the ride. It was challenging for everyone because my power wheelchair was in back of the U-Haul. Getting it in and out would be a very daunting task, so I spent the entire trip sitting in the truck. Everything was brought to me, drinks, food, and of course my animal friends.

We arrived safely and I know that this is the very best choice I could have made. With exhaustion looming and being greatly relieved to finally arrived at our destination, my ankles and lower legs swollen to the size of what I call, elephant legs, I couldn’t wait to get out of the truck. When we were eventually settled, my friend and I crashed almost immediately and sleep for about 10 hours straight without waking.

I miss my sister and friends, but don’t miss the over crowding (sardine can feeling), pollution, and stress of my previous home. I am thankful and thrilled to be here in Arkansas. God is good all the time.

592 words, 3215 characters. Readability level: 11-12th grade student
Writers Cramp Contest Entry 9/9/16 rewrite after contest
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