Saturday, April 21, 2012

God's Timing

Today one of my dear friends got married and her beautiful children walked her down the aisle (walkway).  It brought tears to my eyes to see how God's timing was so perfect for the two families coming together!  They got married at a beautiful place in Springdale, Magnolia Gardens, and it was a pretty morning!  Things could not have been more perfect!
Speaking of God's timing....
Our family has recently had a lesson in God's timing!
We have been looking for a change for our family in terms of Brad's job.  We thought that change was coming in the form of a promotion and move to Houston last year.   We listed our house last April, had several showings, and finally took the house off the market in August so we could get ready for baby.  Confused as to why our house didn't sell, we tried SO hard to come to terms with the fact that we would be in Fayetteville at least until the beginning of the year and that we would continue to live life with Brad on the road 80% of the time while I stayed home with 3 kids.
It wasn't ideal, not what I had hoped for but... it was life and we were making the most of it.... after all there wasn't much I could do about it, I can't make our house sell.... much like I didn't want to see Addyson getting her brand-new dress dirty in the water fountain..... that is life with kids and she was having so much fun that I couldn't stop her.... actually, she was already dirty so there wasn't much I could do about it.... all I could do was sit back and watch her have fun....
and enjoy the super cuteness of my kids!!! : )
As life got more complicated at home with me trying to manage more and the kids missing Brad more, we decided it was time to try something different, like Owen trying to blow bubbles out of the handle instead of the circle part of the bubble stick, Brad was going to look for a new job.  He had lots of interviews, we got our hopes up several times, and it seemed like nothing was panning out.  We got bummed; Brad was hard on himself and I was depressed.... was our life ever going to be different or were we stuck in this lifestyle???  What we were doing wrong?  Brad is super smart and successful, why weren't other companies seeing his potential and snatching him up???
Then, we soon realized it was all about God's timing... not ours!!!  The perfect job opening became available at a company Brad has been interviewing  with on and off for a couple of years and they called Brad knowing he was perfect for the position and it turns out that company is perfect for us (there is no move, no pay cut, no demotion involved... and those were all things we were willing to do if it meant that Brad would be home more)!  Much like Addyson was excited to announce to me that she finally caught the perfect bubble, we are excited to announce that Brad has landed the perfect job and he will be starting with a company in Fayetteville called SVI on May 1st and he will be the Director of Client Solutions!  It is all about God's timing!

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