The Sweet Season

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EMPLOYED!

10 November 2012

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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.

-a
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53 comments:

  1. How amazing and faithful God is! He never fails us :-) So excited for you guys!

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  2. AHhhH! This is such awesome news girl!! I've been thinking about you ever since that post from earlier this week! God is good! =)

    -Karla =)

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  3. Wow! Congratulations to you & Johnathon!!! God really does work in amazing ways!!!

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  4. Such great news! So excited for y'all! Congratulations Jonathan!!

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  5. WOW! That's such amazing news! I just put out some feelers for rental properties near Kzoo after I read a few of your posts yesterday, because all my family is still in the area, but nothing yet. Congrats on the job, what amazing provision from the Lord at just the right time! I hope the transition to his new job goes well! :)

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    1. Liz-- if anything comes back we would LOVE that info because we will probably rent for at least 6 months ;)

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  6. Congratulations to you both! That is so wonderful (:

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  7. Our God is amazing. Congrats.

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  8. God had a better plan. Nice to meet you. Joined your Fridays letters. Thank you for this link up..it is genius. Found you at kezzies blog thankfully. Admirably and congrats dawn suitcase vignettes

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  9. Congratulations to him and to the two of you! It's truly amazing how things work out! Now all your plans and dreams can start to fall into place! xo

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  10. That is fantastic news - congratulations to you two!

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  11. This is such great news! I am happy for you guys, and it is always awesome to be reminded that God always has something planned for you :)

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  12. this makes me so excited for ya'll! praise the Lord!

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  13. Congrats girl, that is amazing news!

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  14. God is so good!!!! Congrats to you both!!

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  15. I love this post! It brought me to tears! God provides!! Congrats girl!! :)

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  16. SO excited for you guys! Can't wait to see what this new season in your guys' lives has in store for you! =)

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  17. Wonderful news Ashley!!!
    God is SO good.

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  18. What amazing news! Such a blessing! I am so happy for both of you =)

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  19. Congrats! That sounds awesome! Our God is awesome! Thanks for sharing this, as I'm in the "waiting" period right now. It's not easy!! I know God is working things out, though, and that is what I cling to...

    ahumblebumble.blogspot.com

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  20. What wonderful news!! Congrats to you and yours!

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  21. SO happy for you lady! this is amazing news!

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  22. How GREAT is our God!!! I just started following your blog and recently read a post where you stated that your husband was on the floor praying and when I read that line I KNEW that something would happen soon for you guys. I am so excited to see that it has! May God continue to cover and bless you both!!!

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  23. Congratulations! God is beyond good! Son #2 will be going to school in Kzoo next year. Great area down that way. Yay you guys!!! :D

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  24. Wooooohooo!!! super awesome news Ashley! suddenly. out of the blue suddenly, is how He works. how beautiful and amazing are His ways beyond what we can imagine. Praise the Lord!

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  25. Ashley! How wonderful! :) God is oh so good!

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  26. That's amazing!! Congratulations :) What a huge relief.

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  27. Oh man, do I knoW exactly how you felt!! My hubby was unemployed for almost 4 months. I didn't make a steady income either. So for 4 months we had no money coming in at all! It was a scary time, but we were seeking God thru it all and like you all, god gave him a job. It's amazing what tests He will put us through to teach us to rely in Him more. So congrats!!! :-)

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  28. Soo soo soooo happy for you guys!! Congrats to Jonathan!!

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  29. Yayyy! Woo woo! That's great!! Congratulations!

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  30. Ashley - CONGRATS!! I was in a very similar situation a few weeks back with my husband. I was questioning my faith and questioning why God was putting us through such a terrible circumstance. I couldn't wrap my brain around it, and when I finally "gave up" in the sense that I couldn't handle one more day of worry - the situation worked itself out, and I know that God was behind it....pushing me to be strong, pushing me to develop a closer bond with my husband. I am so happy for y'all and I can't wait to watch your business grow!!

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  31. How exciting and what a testimony to God's faithfulness! All the best as you all settle in and make plans for your future there.

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  32. That is fantastic news, congratulations to you both x

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  33. How exciting!!!! (: (: (: oh that stirs up my faith as well. God is good!

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  34. WOOHOOO!!! Congratulations and I'm so happy for you two! Such an amazing blessing amongst a trying (and somewhat stressful) year! XO

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  35. The power of prayer is truly something else. God always has a plan for us and I'm happy to hear about his for you guys. Congratulations.

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  36. Congrats!!! So happy for you guys!!! God is good!

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  37. Congratulations! That's awesome! You guys must feel like a huge weight is off your shoulders now!

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  38. You do deserve this! You two are an amazing couple with neverending faith and love for God! He never disappoints!! Good luck you two, great things are coming your way! :)

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  39. Congratulations!! :) How exciting! I'm so glad everything is working out for you!

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  40. YAY!! Congrats, that is awesome news. We will continue to keep you guys in our prayers for this new transition! :)
    So happy for you!!

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  41. I'm so happy for y'all! It's amazing how God works!

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  42. I don't know you, but I'm a sister in Christ and am so happy for you. I must be getting old. The guy in the photo looks too young to have accomplished so much. I am linking up with you th

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    1. oops. Linking up this Friday with letters. Creative meme I found via Lea @ Cici's Corner.

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  43. Congratulations!! That is awesome. I'm so happy for you two!!

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  44. Praise the Lord!!! I have been praying for you guys, and am so happy to see God's hand in all of this. Such an answer to a prayer, and so excited for you guys!!

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  45. That is amazing Ashley!! Congrats to the both of you! God is so good :)

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