I haven't talked much in the last 7 months about where we are. What we are doing. But I felt the need to spill my guts, and bring you guys in a little more on the inside of our life. Mostly because I need to talk it out and plead for prayers and encouragement from you guys. My husband and I work in ministry. We were at our church for years, before we left and moved to California. We absolutely loved CA, and had a blast being a part of our church and life there. But, we felt the urge to move closer to family. We were beginning to try to get pregnant with our second, and start the adoption process with number 3. The thought of doing all that so far from family was difficult for me. We packed it up and moved to Oklahoma right before Thanksgiving of last year.
That's the back story. The hard truth is: we've been unemployed since. Thankfully, my husband being a worship leader he has been working a lot of weekends. We got pregnant immediately after moving here, and it's been a blessing having hubs at home to help out. Since for about 4 months I could barely get off the couch I was so sick.
We've been through some testing. A few job opportunities have come and gone, but we aren't letting that get us down. Typically with no steady income, a baby on the way and a toddler eating us out of house and home (or living on goldfish)...that would be very stressful. But this time in our life hasn't been stressful. I can't wrap my mind around the peace I feel, and the fact that God is providing for us.
I feel blessed.
I feel taken care of.
And most importantly, I know that my babies are taken care of.
Yes, we have had to cut back some. We only have one car right now, and we live in my in-laws Oklahoma house while they live in Alaska. It's an honor to me to take care of their home for them, and make a home for my family. I am getting to spend so much time with my husband, which is an amazing blessing.
We are really learning to rely on God for the little things.
And it works. Every month. A random $400 here. An unexpected $200 there. Brook continues to get calls to lead worship, which pays pretty good. God really does provide all our needs.
Philippians 4:19 You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus.
Thank you all for your prayers and support as we continue down this road of uncertainity. We appreciate all the love and encouragement we feel from each of you!