10 November 2012
Hello friends, coming at you today with some excellent, amazing, incredible, unbelievable news. Jonathan got a job. I can still hardly believe it myself. This last week I shared how the job he was planning on taking through February (a "travel" job based near our home town) was taken out from under him in a really shocking way. After that he has been emailing, making phone calls and pounding the pavement trying to secure work. We weren't sure where God wanted us, and looked into traveling out of state again-- something we really didn't want to do anymore.
He had a few offers for permanent jobs, but financially it would have been a big stretch. We are still in a phase of saving every penny for a down payment for a home and we aren't quite to our goal yet and these permanent jobs would ensure we would be in this "saving" period indefinitely. So we were just a mess trying to figure out what we should do. We prayed and prayed and prayed and felt like there was no clear answer. At the same time, jobs that Jonathan thought were a possibility were becoming unavailable every single day. We would think a job looked like a great opportunity and then he would get an email saying that the position had already been filled. It was looking bleak, and getting pretty ridiculous.
And then, kind of out of the blue Jonathan got an e-mail to do a phone interview yesterday morning. It was for a great job with a solid company but I didn't want to get my hopes up. After a lengthy phone call Jonathan found me to let me know that he had a job offer--- but not just as PT, as a clinic DIRECTOR. And financially the offer was more than what we had hoped for. I really didn't believe him-- after this past week it just seems too good to be true. Jonathan will be starting next week here in town as his own boss. He will have several more responsibilities than he has ever had before but I am so excited for him-- to see how he grows his clinic and makes a name for himself in the community (because, I may be biased but Jonathan is an extremely, extremely talented therapist).
For me, this means I can continue to build and grow my business--- we can start looking into that home we have been dreaming of for so long and we can start to really become part of a community and make this place home. I am so proud of my husband, and more than any of that I am amazed at how God works. That whole time we were crying out "God, where are you? What would you have us do? We need you here!" he was working things out. He was teaching us patience and trust, He was teaching me to trust my husband's instincts and growing our marriage. He was showing us just how powerful and awesome and faithful He is. Do we deserve this? Nope. But God loves us and has blessed us with the opportunity to live close to our families, give Jonathan a challenging and fulfilling job and me the opportunity to grow my business. Its more than we could ask for and like I said-- still a little in shock by how quickly this huge blessing came after eight days of almost radio silence.
I love when God's plan and provision comes to fruition right in front of us. It fills me with awe and gratitude and wonder. So, I want to thank all of YOU who prayed for us and about this situation. The bible teaches us that where two or more come together in Christ's name that He will be with us-- and be with us He has.