Sunday, January 9, 2011

It's been almost a year since Justin was laid off from what we called the "best job ever" and we are embarking on a new journey that has us both completely baffled.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, 
neither are your ways my ways,” 
declares the LORD. 
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, 
so are my ways higher than your ways 
and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8-9

Hundreds of resumes.
Four interviews.
One job offer.

The job offer wasn't even a job he interviewed for.  It's his previous employer ("the best boss ever"), the one he was laid off from in 2009.  We said no in July but threw it back on the table in December and it looked different this time.  It still made no sense, why would we go that far away?  Our family, friends, all we have is here in California.  But how long can Justin not work, stay in our house and not lose his mind?  He needs to work, build things, accomplish things.  And truth be told, we need the money.  Still we have no idea why God would send us nearly 1900 miles away, but we are trusting Him, believing Him.  Excitement is coming, intermingled with fear of the unknown.  Sadness grips in the thoughts of being far from family and friends and then peace knowing nothing truly separates our hearts.

All over the blogosphere there are words being chosen and held on to.  Words for 2011.  Sometimes better than goals, resolutions, a word that helps us stay focused and grounded.  Reminding us of what is important.  And I am among them, choosing a word that will define my year.


What things will I say "Yes" too?  All the things I said "No" to last year.

"No" I won't play a game, come outside, go for a walk, paint a picture, build with Lego's, go to the park....

and the list goes on.

I want to invite magic and celebration into my life this year.  Taking it all in and laughing all the way and I think YES has a lot to do with it.  Texas is part of that this year and though I stubbornly want to kick and scream the whole 1900 miles I know God's in it and that doesn't glorify Him.  So, Yes, we go and it will be hard, that's no lie, but we are gonna do it with a happy heart (as I often tell my children).

YES 2011!

1 comment:

Chrissie Love said...

Well, I suppose I won't tell you you can't go, then :-/ I am excited for the possibilities and open doors that lay ahead for you. <>