Thursday, January 22, 2015
Well, seems that we are Texas bound.
You know God really does work in mysterious ways and things happen that we just don't really see coming our way.
My husband got the job, as I'm sure it's pretty obvious to tell by the tile of this post.
If I tell you that this was completely unexpected and not something that we had even considered, would you believe me?
Curt was working and going to school, not applying for any jobs of any kinepld, and last week we received an email about a potential position for him requiring his Crew Chief training.
He wasn't going to reply at first, he just wasn't even thinking of work at the moment because he wants to finish his Master's degree, but on a whim, he picked up the phone and called.
It's so funny to me how God works, because let me tell you a little story.
Back when we were still stationed at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho, a couple positions had come up for Instructors at Sheppard AFB in Texas. At the time, it was something he really wanted to do and he wanted a change since we had been stationed at this base for 10 years. Not kidding.
When he tried to go for that position his former First Shirt wouldn't allow it because they had already lost so many people to similar positions at Sheppard AFB. He and I were so disappointed, but you know you just go on with life and keep moving forward.
Fast forward to this phone call, to 2015, and the position was EXACTLY what he had once applied for. I don't believe in coincidences, I believe things happen for a reason and that God has His hand in it all.
How could we pass this up????
We can't, plain and simple, we just can't.
But we make this decision with heaviness in our hearts, because it means that we have to say goodbye to my family, who just got here two years ago. Yes they have shown interest in maybe moving to Texas, but it won't be anytime soon, and certainly not within the next few months.
So again, I will be facing goodbyes and leaving my family behind. I would be the biggest liar on eart if I told you that I didn't get a little angry at God for a hot minute. I felt that it was so unfair, why would He bring this up for us, this amazing opportunity which I can tell you is going to be life changing for us.....at the cost of having to be far from family again???
And then I have to stop and tell myself that this is how it is. Life is not easy, life is not about shortcuts and hand outs and taking the quickest and less painful route.....it is filled with decisions that sometimes break our hearts, but then again I'm a huge believer in that the things most worth having in life are never the easiest. That is what makes them worth it.
So, here I am....
Faced with another move, another crazy adventure for our family. I do have to thank the military wife in me because it's just another move, right??? If anything the years spent active duty has taught me to be resilient and to rely on no one but myself to get things done.
Curt has to be in Texas by the 16th of February, yes, right around the corner.
The kids and I will remain behind in Idaho until they are done with school, which should be around the 9th June, then I have to pack up a whole house, and drive myself, two kids, two dogs and one turtle to Texas. I don't know folks, I may just have a coronary before these next few months are over, but I do know that I will tackle this head on with the strength of a woman of Christ, and quite honestly, that is all I need to get me through.
Prayers would be appreciated though, very much so :)