He is SO good. I posted before about how rough things were around here. The stresses of what we were experiencing in regards to J’s job and being stuck at home without a vehicle with both kids AND pregnant were triggering situational anxiety and panic attacks for me. We were overwhelmed with everything, worried about our future… we cried out to Jesus over and over and over. And honestly… it felt like we were being ignored. How foolish of us. But we’ve all been there, haven’t we?
God calmed our storm… He stopped the downpour and He did so just a short few weeks before our sweet Baby Bird is due to arrive. I think perhaps He wanted us to learn something. Maybe I was a little impatient and started doubting. Maybe I wasn’t faithful enough… perhaps I didn’t live up to the name of my blog. Perhaps my faith wasn’t even as big as a mustard seed.
Guess He gave me a reality check, eh? He has blessed us abundantly. J starts his new job on the 1st of December (yea… my EDD is December 6th… but I’m trusting that all will be well!). The new company that has hired him owns and operates many facilities in our area, and the way they train their managers is phenomenal. They start them at the bottom of their department, so in J’s case he will train as a dietary aide, a dishwasher, and then a cook so that he can learn how their staff is expected to work and operate. From there he will learn the policies and procedures, their computer systems and what will be expected of him as the Certified Dietary Manager of his facility. Once that training is complete (his district manager said that would be within 30-60 days) he will be sent to his permanent facility.
There are things that aren’t super amazing, like his commute will be longer and there’s a possibility that we may have to sell or rent our home in the future and move closer to where he is working… but God is showing us that change is okay. And I think He’s also showing us that we have to be flexible and willing to see His purpose in all things. We are very thankful that because he was offered more salary per year from this position that we can now afford a second vehicle again, so the kids and I will have our freedom back. That I am very very thankful for.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for praying for us… for praying for me and for being encouraging and uplifting when I was so down. Your comments and messages meant the world to me. Continue to pray with us, we still have lots of transitions and changes coming in the next few weeks and I can’t wait to share them with you! Look for my 36 week update on Saturday and I’m hoping to share some more of our maternity shots next week! God Bless!