I could write about all the ways that this move has been an adjustment... and all the difficulties surrounding change... but this time, I just want to say how grateful I am about how things have fallen into place for us. Many a prayer has gone up regarding our future, our family, our jobs, and ministry, and finances... and God has been good to answer prayers quite steadily!
Jed and I were able to go on vacation and spend a little time with Dave and Teresa out of our normal environment, which was super fun! I met some more of Jed's family! They are just so lovely... and fun too! We hung out in the magical world of Disney for a few days... which made me feel like a toddler again. And we came back, safe and sound, ready to tackle the next chapter.
I started my new job training a day later and, despite normal 'complications' with any new training situation and new housing, I feel as though I'm gaining a pretty good grasp on what needs to be accomplished and why. The 'why' part tends to be super important to my learning process, so that's especially great. I'm pretty confident that this job is right for me, which is a much needed feeling, given the substantial changes we've made to make this arrangement work.
Jed is doing well and his job is seemingly solid despite recent Regent position cuts. So that alone is a huge blessing. And where pay seems to be falling a bit short nowadays, God has been providing some great little opportunities for a little extra income. What an amazing blessing that has been! ...and hopefully will continue to be!
All that being said...
I'm not going to pretend that this month has been an easy one, though. Jed and I have both been sick from raging allergies, making morning quite an event and evenings a bit tense from exhaustion. My "high strung" emotional status hasn't been super pleasant either, I'm sure.
But still, despite fluctuating emotions and tiring days, we are feeling so incredibly blessed and hopeful!
I'm excited about the possibilites that await us, with my new job and new (2 bedroom) home ;) and I'm desperately praying that God will mold me and shape me however He sees fit so I can learn to truly enjoy what he's put in front of me... right now... in this moment.
And also learn to look forward to the future with great expectations regarding God's provisions and promises!
<3 Thanks for checking in.