One week from tonight (Good Lord willing and Big Creek don’t rise) I will be sleeping in my new house for the first time! After weeks of exploring options I found a man with a truck and trailer who is willing to drive me and the ponies and my stuff down to Big Creek for the cost of gas. He’s coming to pick us up next Tuesday and we’re due to arrive in Big Creek mid-day on Thursday the 12th of December . This feels a lot like a miracle, considering some of the other possibilities I’ve considered. There’s only one little problem with this plan: I don’t currently have the money to pay for the gas!
It has taken me two weeks to work up the courage to write this brief blog post. I have been so blessed on this Journey by so many people who have seen a need and offered assistance (this includes many of You!) that it feels very awkward to ask for more help at this stage. All along the way, everything I’ve needed has been provided exactly as I’ve needed it – and so I wrestle with whether asking is a lack of Faith on my part.
Over the past two years I’ve had the experience that when I’ve knocked, the door Has been opened to me – and so this time I am trusting “Ask, and ye shall receive.” It’s 1300 miles from my folks’ house to Big Creek, Mississippi. I’ve got places to stay lined up between here and there; I’ve got a home and work waiting for me; I’ve got a book to write (which I’m hoping to have in the hands of an editor within 6 months) – but I need to get down there! If you’re in a position to help and feel led to do so, I would greatly appreciate your assistance. There are donate buttons on both the blog and the Free Range Rodeo facebook page. My mailing address can be found on the contact page at the top of the blog. If there’s anything left af ter gas has been paid for, it will go to the basics: hay for the herd, portable fencing, a cord of wood, groceries, etc. Thank you in advance!