Some new chapters are more than a story. Today’s new chapter is about life. My husband starts work today in a new office. We’re so excited! For the past thirteen months he’s been working across the state from our home. Every Monday he’d leave after lunch and I wouldn’t see him again until 9:30 Friday night. He worked four 10-hour days so that he could be home that extra day every weekend. Still, after 33 years of marriage, it was hard to be separated for so long.
We’d originally planned to move across the state to his new location, but we never had a sense of peace about it. We’ve followed employment before, more than once, but always had the sense of peace that God was in the details. That didn’t happen this time. Several things occurred to delay our selling the farm, and then there were rumors of a retirement that would have moved him back home to the office he’d left. So we waited. We prayed. We put our ducks in a row. And we waited some more.
In the meantime, we started attending a church that we fell in love with. How can you fall in love with a church, you ask? A church isn’t a building. A church is a fellowship of people. We entered this church and felt like we’d come home. We couldn’t believe God would give us such a gift, only to take it away. Still we prepared to move. We even set the date of April 1st to relist the farm for sale.
Then on March 23rd my husband was called to an office about an hour’s drive away. It was his exact position with the State of Michigan. The same pay. The same seniority. He could transfer right over. Everything clicked. It didn’t take him longer than a minute to agree.
We’re so thankful to be able to stay on our farm and continue with the church we attend here. I’ve no doubt that if we’d moved, God would have provided for our every need in the new place. That’s the kind of God He is. But … as the saying goes … “There’s no place like home.”
Many thanks to my Quid Pro Quills partners, and all the people who have prayed for us through this past year. We felt every prayer. God is so good!