4 years

I mentioned in this post that my husband finished school recently and is looking for a job. Right now, in fact--he's interviewing today miles from home. When we first moved here, I remember thinking we'd get back to regular life after graduation. You know what? I would say these past 4 years of life have been the best ever. How is that? I wanted to rush through them, as if they were something to be endured.

I think I've grown as a wife and mom. We're about 17 hours away from our families and I was so lonely at first. Depending on God was a good thing for me. Hard, but good. He soon filled my loneliness with sweet friendships. It's an amazing thing that God can fill any void. He's proved this to me, and that's why this time for me is bittersweet. My husband is interviewing elsewhere right now, as in not here. But I think we'll be o.k.

Never again do I want to say that I'm living in an in-between state. Life happens there, too. God works there, too. And He has.


T is for Tammy said...

Needed that today, Jenny; thanks. We're in the "in-between" right now, with nothing as definite as a graduation in view to look toward. I know I haven't been trusting His strength nearly enough. Hope this next step for your family shows Him faithful to you.

ness said...

This reminds me of what my sister says...(well and King David) "THIS is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 Sometimes, it's hard to rejoice and be glad in the moment, we keep striving towards the next 'best' thing. What a good reminder Jenny, that God is in the now. You are so sweet:)

Sue Asbjornsen said...

Yes, Jenny. Turn aside to look and we will see God working in the most unexpected places! Praying for you as you grow in wisdom and grace.

"Behold I do a new thing; will you not be aware of it?"

Bevy said...

I appreciate your perspective. Blessings to you, your husband and family in this "going not knowing".

Blomgrens said...

Amen sister! It's a good thing to remember - to live life now! Hope your hubs finds a job soon.