I don’t think I can even begin to type all the things that I am thankful for in the last year nevermind my entire life. For the sake of the two of you that might read this, I’ll make it short haha.
A lot of things have changed since Thanksgiving last year. Last year at this time I was in the middle of a depressing period of searching for a job with none in sight. I spent most of my days on the couch or cleaning the house over and over just trying to feel useful while I waited for emails/calls that never came from many applications I sent out. I think a lot of my discouragement was that I didn’t think it would take so long to find a job. I trusted in God. I always will, but it was definitely hard to feel defeat and uselessness. Justin would come home from work all excited about his day and the things he was doing. It was extremely hard for me to remain positive. I knew there was a reason…a purpose for me to be in the state I was. I tried…not always patiently to wait for the Lord’s guidance.
Then one day in January I got a phone call from a friend telling me about The Walking Company job. I am forever grateful to her and to my coworkers there. I was able to get out of the house and make friends and earn money and feel useful. I stayed there full time for 8 months. Then as many of you have read in a past post…I felt God calling me to “walk on water” and give up my position full time there. Not long after that I found my current job at Bethel College Bookstore. I love it, I love the schedule, the atmosphere, the people. It is truly AWESOME how God works and molds me everyday. I was also able to stay on at The Walking Company one night a week to help with shipping and damages. That way I get to see my friends there. I don’t know how long they will need me but I am thankful to have them as friends no matter what.
Today…I’m happy, we have a newly renovated kitchen that we were able to pay in cash (well check) thanks to Dave Ramsey’s teachings. Our families are all happy and healthy. Justin’s parents and sister are here now to enjoy Thanksgiving with us. I have an amazing husband that shows me his love everyday. Java and the boys are my sweet babies and I feel their love every time I walk in the door after a long day. All is well and God is Awesome!
Thank you Lord for an amazing year of downs and now ups. The view is great from the mountaintops. I love you Lord.
(I know I said it would be short….but it could be longer right?)
Happy Thanksgiving all!