Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Waiting and Praying

God seems to often make life uncertain. I feel like much of my life has been that way and I don't think I'm alone in that camp. Perhaps it's what so many of us need to trust Him more. As I mentioned in my last post, my husband is making a career change... to what we don't yet know, but he has left his last position as a Benefits Consultant selling Health and Life Insurance. I am happy about this change for reasons that I don't need to elaborate on here. We had hoped that it would be a career move that would allow us to achieve some goals, some financial, some educational, some just pertaining to the freedom with your time in that kind of work. Unfortunately, none of that panned out and it had become apparent that for those reasons among others, it was time to move on and move forward with our goals. So the job hunt is on and when your degree is in something that you're not looking for a job in, finding a good job can be challenging. Today Chris had a good interview. I'm hoping he gets called back for a second. Either way though we're trusting the Lord to provide in such a way that we can move forward. I feel like we've been standing still for the last three years, not doing what we should have been doing somehow. Not that we were 'out of God's will.' I don't see in Scripture where that can happen. He is sovereign. Totally in control. And he has His perfect reasons for the last 3 years. I've learned things that I never would have, felt things I never would have. And I know that I'll be a better tool for him because of these experiences. But I think we're ready to continue moving now... at least I hope we are! Lord, please let this be the time! So we're waiting and praying and fervently filling out job applications and hoping for phone calls for interviews. Pray with us if you will.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Perry Baby #2

So I have been VERY absent from my blog as of late simply due to the fact that I'm spending most of the 24 hours of a day feeling like I'm going to puke. After just over 2 months of this nonsense I'm finally starting to feel better and can actually THINK again! It's amazing how sickness just wipes everything from you. I couldn't read, I couldn't think, all I could do was come home each day after work and lay on the couch while my husband cared for our one year old son, made dinner, did the laundry, the dishes, and everything else that I usually do in my attempt to be a housewife, at least in the evenings. With that said, the sickness is due to a good thing, I'm pregnant with Perry Baby #2!! As much as I dislike being pregnant, I'm really excited for our second child to come on the scene. We wanted to have our children close in age as Chris and I both are 4 years older than our next sibling, with me being 15 years older than my youngest sibling. Growing up I greatly disliked my sister next in line because she was just annoying. I mean as I was entering high school she was starting 5th grade. It wasn't until I went off to college and she entered high school that we really became anything resembling friends. Now we're the best of friends, but it was a long time coming! My youngest sibling of my mom and step-dad doesn't even remember me living at home with her because she was barely 3 when I moved away to college. And of course I never got the chance to live with my dad's three kids who are my half siblings. I hate these facts because I'd love to have a closer relationship with all 7 of them! So.... with that said I'm really excited that our first two kids will be only 18 months apart! Not that siblings being further apart in age is bad because we both love our siblings very much, but we're excited to have ours closer. Admittedly I'm hoping for a girl... all the bows and ruffles, ballet shoes and tulle skirts make my heart skip a beat, but brothers that close in age would be great fun too. We'll find out on June 3rd which it will be.

We're going through a lot of transition in our family right now. Chris is making a career change and there is so much on my mind but I'm just starting to process it and dig into God's Word to find the strength needed to walk through it all. I've put it all on hold in my head, but I'm ready to start digging in! Hopefully you'll walk through it with me. Talk to ya soon!