Sunday, March 16, 2008

When One Door Closes...

My future Father-in-Law is coming home from his missions trip to Brazil this Wednesday. I'm so excited to hear of all the amazing experiences he had. He went on the same trip last year and when he came back he had some great stories and life-changing experiences. From the two e-mails he has sent, it seems like this trip was even more exciting.

Before he left I was telling him how frustrating it is to be unemployed and how difficult it is to find a job in my field because it usually takes months to get an interview and he told me, "Now, by the time I get back, I expect you to have your whole life figured out." (or something to that effect). He was joking, of course, which is the same type of lovable sense of humor that Capt has.

He doesn't know it yet, but it was a prophecy because:

I got notice today that beginning April 1st I will be working for the State of Connecticut on a part-time basis, in the town where I live, as close to my house as physically possible (4 miles down the road). And although the job is very prestigious and the benefits plum, the pay is not adequate.

But then again....and as always, God provides a way. He provides a way that could never even be imagined. I have an amazing offer to supplement my income at my leisure doing something that I know, in the area of law that I'm sure of, and I can make my own hours working from home.

FROM HOME!!! Which means the so much to me. I love being there when the kids need me. I love making cookies for them when they get home from school. I love helping them with their projects and homework. I love having dinner made for when Capt gets home from work so that he can get the kids off to their activities without having to feed them something quick. I love sitting down at the dinner table taking about our day.

I can still meet with the mothers for the Mom's In Touch International prayer meetings.

As you can see, I'm so excited.

And it is soooooo true that when God closes a door, He opens another... or two!


Morning Glory said...

Isn't it amazing how God always knows exactly what we need and when??! What wonderful news.

Dawn said...

What an amazing God we serve! That's wonderful news.

I went to Brazil on a mission trip - awesome experience.

Lala's world said...

it is so true! so exciting for you!! bless you guys!

Monica said...

Ohhh! This does not surprise me in the least. It's never what you think it will be, is it? It's always better! Gooooo God!