[Once again, this draft was penned in June a year and a half ago. It’s ancient history now :0), but I’m pleased in a shy way to see how upbeat I was able to be.]
The last time I wrote (January 1) I exclaimed, “What’s Next, Father?” and basically stood amazed, waiting for whatever He brought my way.
I wanted to let the few of you who still read this little chat know what has transpired since then.
Times grew worse; desperate, in fact. I wish I could list for you all the particulars, but for now let’s just say that I can’t imagine anything worse happening to us. (What a frightful thing to say, now I see this and wonder if I “jinxed” our journey).
Then on one of the earliest sunny days in 2014 to date, someone that neither my husband nor I had ever contacted called him and asked him to come to work for them. Right here in Oklahoma. No 12 hours of travel; no outlay of expense for hotel, or anything. Just wanted him to come to work immediately.
And a couple of days following that–ending 3 years of unemployment–I was called for an interview that I had joked about a few days earlier. I’d grown so used to pouring my all into an interview to no avail, that I just relaxed and enjoyed this one. No pressure–if I wasn’t going to get the job, there was no reason to fret and be nervous. So I relaxed, and laughed a lot, and had a great time in this interview. In fact, when I left the boss’s office, I was so pleased just to have a warm and confident interview that I was encouraged just to have accomplished that simple act.
You can’t imagine the awe and delight in my heart when I was asked to accept the position a couple of days later. It was more than I could fathom that all of this would transpire at the same time. BOTH of us hired within a few days’ time.
To shorten a long and rather boring tale, we’re now in a new home; smaller, but beautiful. We have a new beginning; new jobs, new dreams, and thankfully, a new purpose.
Last time it was “What’s Next, Father?” And this time I can truly say it’s all about Him. To quote my husband’s wedding vows to me, “Nothing Can Stop Us Now.”