Friday, July 25, 2014

It's Been Awhile and Never Say Never

I think this is the longest I've gone without posting since 2006!  That's how crazy life has been!  So since January life has shifted...massively! At the end of April Shaun was offered a job. We wrestled and prayed and wrestled some more...this job would mean a whole shift of life! On May 3rd we hopped on a plane to Israel. Before we left we decided to take the job.  We were gone for 2 weeks.  A week after we got back Shaun headed off to Alberta to begin his new job.  I stayed and closed down our business, packed the house, said goodbye, and waited for the school year to end.  The school year ended abruptly and early due to the teachers' strike. We said goodbye to our beloved community and we struck out for Alberta.
In all, I counted 35 people who helped us either pack, clean, watch the girls, load the truck, unpack, feed us, help find a job, write my resume, write referrals...We were needy and our community, both in BC and in Alberta, has really been such a gift to us...a balm to the heart.  Couldn't have done it without any of you.
As I sit here typing I am struck by all that has occurred.  We didn't, honestly, know if this was the right thing to do but we kept walking through doors and they kept flying open.  It still grieves us deeply to have left our community.  But, I can say that I have seen God's hand in all of it...even when I didn't want too.  We left Alberta 10 years ago for several reasons and said "Never again!".  Well many of those "We will never again..." have just happened...so I guess the old adage holds "Never say never!".
We are looking forward to seeing what it is that God has for us here.  But I can say with full confidence He does have something for us here. To many things have happened that we can see His fingerprints on.
Shaun's job is good...busy. He is thriving and learning.  The girls are doing well. We have them on a wait list for the Christian school that their cousins go too.  I am well also.  I just accepted a full time  job today that I'm pretty excited about.  I will be working at a church as the Worship Arts Ministry Assistant.  It's right up my alley.  I am thrilled to be going back into something were my heart is as well as my training.  But with that comes some big changes. I haven't worked outside the home since the girls were born.  It will be a juggle when they are not in school.  But I am trusting that it will all work out and that this is the best for them as well.
We are enjoying being near to Shaun's brother and family.  Very thankful for each one of them.

Anyway, I must get back to unpacking!  Must get my house ship-shape before I begin work in 3 weeks!

1 comment:

mirandavandekuyt said...

Tama, you are talented and it all has come together. It will continue to work together for good. So proud of you! Moves are never easy, I know - I've moved across the country 5 times since I got married 15 years ago. But, this move has truly been a demonstration of "not leaving pieces of yourself behind, but finding them along the way".