You always hear that said, but let me tell you, it is TRUTH! I've spent a lot of time on my vacation doing research on neighborhoods and the different school districts. We've gone to see many homes and I've even loaded the car with my kids and mother to join me in this process. Yet all I've seemed to do is freak myself out! LOL
It's overwhelming to think of packing up your family's life and moving! Have you ever done it with little prep time and with the Holiday season fast approaching? It's a lot to think about and a lot of change for the kids all at once.
When I told you I was stepping out in faith, I knew this major pay cut would drastically affect our family. But as I mapped out "how to make it work" and was fully ready to sell the home we LOVE and have put so much into over the years (emotionally and physically), to downsize for a much more modest income, the one thing I didn't do was in fact have faith! Maybe you can relate...
It was a message that sorta grabbed me on like the third or fourth day of tromping through different neighborhoods... Do I actually even know what direction God wants for us to go? We pray daily for His guidance, but when exactly would we hear Him? In between Broadway Extension and & Coffee Creek, as we rush to make our next showing? All the while, wondering how we could possibly pack up our kids, our dogs and our valuables (lol) every time someone would want to see our home, if we listed it? Talk about stressful!
Our amazing friend from church Brandon has been so great helping us through this process, as he is a realtor. But even more, he is incredibly honest and a man of genuine godly wisdom. It was his story of how he and his family had actually made a similar choice as ours has. And stepping out not knowing what the financial challenges would be, not to mention where our country is headed with such a poor economic event in our very near future. But like us, he said they stepped out in faith and committed to prayer and WAITING ON GOD'S DIRECTION and they found that He blessed them in their patience, in more ways than they ever expected!
Monday we are taking our middle son to the Rheumatologist FINALLY! We've been on a pretty extensive waiting list. With that, we will be completely focused on that and are praying with our whole heart for answers and what will hopefully be an easier scenario for the on going treatment for our little guy!
After that God willing, all goes well, I'll be filling in, on the air in the morning on KTOK, then later back on the midday on the Twister! I confess I've been really missing it and YOU! So for now, it seems I'm being forced to be patient.
Our friend Brandon shared what a very wise man of God named Fr. Silouan says, "If you can master patience, you've mastered life."
I appreciate your prayers for Beckham and our whole family through this crazy time. I hope I can share great news after our BIG APPOINTMENT this week. Plus I look forward to being back on the mic and taking calls and chatting with you again soon!