I have been meaning to share this for over a week now. It has been gnawing away at me that I haven't had time to sit down and type this little treat. What with working the polls, trying to catch up on little girl's schoolwork after working the polls, and photo sessions, free time has been precious and sparse. I am stealing a few minutes while the coffee is brewing to bring you some fabulous news - miracles never cease!!
After nearly 3 years of unemployment, my darling husband has secured a job - thanks to the help of my brother-in-law who shook the trees at his company until a job fell out! It is temporary at this point, but it comes with a lot of overtime, so maybe we can get caught up before it ends. We are over the moon for the opportunity. He will get some valuable experience, which may make it possible to move on from this job at its conclusion to something more lucrative and permanent. In any case, this is definitely an answer to prayer.
In even more amazing news - well, at least equally amazing news - our mortgage is current! We have been hovering on the brink of foreclosure for months. We have managed to stay one step ahead, nay, half a step ahead for the last several months. A little more than a week ago someone in our church managed to track down the bank holding our mortgage and paid thousands of dollars to bring it current!
If you have never been in the situation in which we have found ourselves, you won't understand what an amazing feeling it is to realize you still have a home. And let me just say, all of the little imperfections that you see when you live in a house long enough rapidly disappear at the thought of having no home! Each morning as I wake and every night as I lay my head upon the pillow I find myself whispering thanks to the One who made it possible for us to keep our home.
Waves of relief continue to wash over me as in less than two weeks my parents will need a place to live, in lieu of another financial miracle. And now, I have a place to offer them because Papa has provided through someone who was willing to give. That person may never know just how much they have blessed us and how we pray for them every day that the Lord will return the blessing to them with great increase.
So, now we look forward to the next chapter - the chapter where we are able to bring bills current and pay things on the due date, the chapter where creditors cease to call every few days and the nervous twitch that occurs upon hearing the ring of the phone disappears. And that day is coming, and I believe it will come quickly because miracles never cease!