Trusting God Through It All
“And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. And My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places ..” (Isaiah 32:17-18)
This is it. Hubby’s last day of work was Friday. In just a few more sleeps, the car will be loaded and he will be headed west to Alberta — the proclaimed land of promise. Over 4000 kilometres, four days of driving, and a new job. What a scary adventure to start out on, but I think equally exciting — if one enjoys exploring and embracing new beginnings.
Still, it’s going to be the hardest on him. He is the one who is packing his bags. Boxing up countless books and crossword puzzles. He is the one leaving his home, pets and family. He is making the biggest change — stepping out of his comfort zone to make our lives better and brighter. He will love it.
I know my husband will be okay. He thrives on adventures.Ever since he was a kid, he loved being away and doing new things. And as an adult, being in the military and travelling through the Middle East or long haul trucking all over North America has been an equally enjoyable adventure.
How do I know? Because he has already succeeded in his most challenging adventure. That is, settling down with a new wife and a teen after many years of living life as a single man responsible only for his own destiny — and becoming domesticated. For six years, we’ve created a family that functions as a group of three with countless pets. For just over four of those years he has been working locally.
Me, on the other hand, know that it’s going to be weird having him gone 😦 I will miss him every day he is gone, and my son as well. But for now, we are going to reassess our situation in six months. If he really likes it out there, then we will discuss packing up our home and going too. If not, then there will be more planning in this journey we call life.
Know however, that this choice for change is not one we made on the spur of the moment. We have had countless discussions. Many prayers have been prayed to make sure we were doing the right thing. It wasn’t an easy one to make. Doug’s previous job has brought us many blessings, and as such, we have been able to do much more than we could with the job he held before that.
I am confident his next job will bring many more blessings for our family. Why? Because with Jesus leading the way, we can be confident that He will lead us into peaceful habitations. In this, we can be assured that even in the uncertainty, everything will be okay 🙂