And just like that...we are moved. All my things are scattered in boxes without rhyme or reason anywhere. James and his brothers moved us and barring things like "kitchen" and "bathroom" markings on items we have a random array of our stuff everywhere.
That being said it's good to have moved. I really feel like God has led us to the right place, and we are in some green pasture somewhere, at least until the next thing. :-) I took an extremely long bath today, my first in almost three years. We gave up our much loved baths when we moved to Kellogg and into a house with a tub that wouldn't plug. The last place only had a shower stall. Sitting and reading in the bath felt like a miracle. Then, since wonders never cease, after I got dressed I loaded up the dishwasher and I am now being lulled into a peaceful sense of rest by it's swooshing. We haven't had a dishwasher since we moved to Kellogg either. Needless to say the last three years haven't been easy, but they make me appreciate all the more what we have now.
One thing I felt compelled not to talk about during this move was James' job. Since February, James has had a lot of ups and downs at the treatment center, including being "fired" for a month. His boss was not happy with our decision to move, even though James said he was going to commute the forty five miles five days each week. He didn't even want to give James the time off to get the move done.
So James quit.
After a year of no weekends, no holidays, and no time off for church, I think that was the straw that broke the camel's back. We talked about it first before he did it, and both of us felt extremely peaceful about it. We felt like this sense of peace was from the Lord (and we're talking about me, extreme worrier here) so we went with it. God was very faithful and provided a job right away. James put in an application after the move at a call center we used to work at and yesterday he had a group interview. He starts next week. This business is only open until 7pm, and they usually close on major holidays. It's a huge blessing and God is definitely to be praised for James being able to quit his job and have a new one so fast!
There is a lot more to cover, but that's another blog for another day. Have a good one!