Thankful for My Exodus

I’m not the same person I was four years ago when I made my exodus from Ohio to Texas. When I arrived in Texas I was a hot mess and I didn’t realize it. The fact is I was a hot mess in Ohio before I left but it wasn’t easy to detect.

I’m thankful that today, 3 years 11 months later I’m a new person from the inside out. I’ve been delivered from many issues that have haunted me for a long time. Not only did I overcome the issues but also lost weight. Those issues would have hindered me from moving into my purpose and destiny. I’m liking who I have become. All this has happened by the gentle hand of God.

Can you look at your life and see anything you’ve been delivered from? Has your life changed as a result of the deliverance?


I was born in Ohio many moons ago. I lived there all my life until December 2008. I then moved to Texas and have been here ever since.
A good thing did come from Ohio—me. Ohio was a great place to raise my kids. Several of them continue to live there. I also have siblings living in Ohio. I am the only one to move out-of-state.
The Ohio State University Buckeyes are known for their football and basketball teams.
Ohio has four seasons—summer, fall, winter, spring but Texas seems to have mainly two—fall and summer. I miss the distinct weather changes that go with the seasons. I do like the mild winters in Texas. I also miss the farmers markets or the ritual of visiting them. Places, people and things are a lot closer together in Ohio than in Texas.
I am forever grateful to Ohio for being what I needed to grow up and become the person that I am. I will always have a connection to Ohio as long as I have family there.

Have you ever visited Ohio? Do you know anyone that lives there?