I have a feeling the next few months will be a time of more up’s and down’s … even though we really are thankful that our lives are back on the upswing with Daniel’s new job and the opportunities it affords. I just know I can’t trust my own emotions, and there will be days when my patience is tried and my faith wavers a little again.
I am just going to take it a day at a time … and be thankful when days are like today – where things have gone relatively peaceful. 🙂
Looking back, we have overcome some incredible hurdles and felt God’s presence and experienced His help in amazing ways. This past year and a half is a testimony to life not going that way we expected but taking a direction that will no doubt be best for us …
In fact, looking back it was in March 2011 when we got the first hint that our lives might be changing soon … Little did we know then – 2 years ago – HOW DRASTICALLY things would change!! We had no clue that we’d not only be changing careers and leaving behind a ministry that Daniel loved, but then facing the trials of not only unemployment but also of Dan’s broken leg which sidelined him for about 3 months from being able to earn any income at all. And yet … so many people have come through so much more – however, I guess when it is your own trial, it is the all-consuming object in your own viewfinder.
Today was kind of an interesting day … I determined to get SOMETHING done in regards to our upcoming move since we had the whole day “off” from any outside activities. So, I put out a note on facebook that we have some things up for grabs: a futon, a bunk bed, and a washer/dryer set … oh, and our dog!
Within a few hours, I had found takers for all items … except the dog. Because we will potentially be living in a rental situation for a while when we move, we can’t take the dog with us. Besides the fact that any time I go to Arkansas to be with Dan for any amount of time, I have to find someone to take care of the dog while we’re gone.
Penny is a sweet dog, and I’m just praying she finds a good home … maybe even a better home than she had with us.