Six months ago, my family moved from Ohio to Alabama. We bought a home and settled in to our new role as the pastor at Cathedral of Praise in Gadsden. The summer has flown by and I just haven’t taken the time to change my driver’s license and the tags for my cars. Maybe it’s because most of my past experiences in the DMV have never went very well. And today was no exception.
I went yesterday to the Driver’s License place and took the first step in becoming an official Alabama resident. Later yesterday, I went to the courthouse to pay my car taxes and purchase my tags and I stood in line only to find out, I was in the wrong line. Went to the other line, only to find out that since Al’Lora’s name is on the title, she must be present. Went back today, and two people before me, everything was working fine. And then the printer broke down. Two hours later, I finally was able to purchase my tags and become an official Alabama resident.
Over the years, my family has traveled all over the country with me. They have faithfully supported me as I would do my best to follow the leading of the Lord on my life. We have lived in South Carolina, New Jersey, Louisiana, Illinois and Ohio over the past twelve years. My poor kids hardly know where to call home.
It feels good to have completely made the transition to Alabama now. We own our own home (or the bank owns it for now) and we have settled in comfortably in Rainbow City and our church, Cathedral of Praise (www.copcog.com). God continues to bless our family and I am thankful. Our journey continues now here in Alabama. I marvel at how God has ordered our steps and brought us here. I am anxious to see what He is going to do.