SO grateful at the end of this week.......taking a big breath...
Oh golly...in the past hour, we've had SO much happen!
J found out he is getting his VERY VERY prayed-for wish of NOT having to do guard duty on shabbat!!!! AND his hours were just increased to 40...a full week! Can we say THANK YOU, YHVH, and can we also say YAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!????
That is SO HUGE!!!
And that's not all. Our friends who live an hour away, who are like-minded in many ways, AND who live in the country, are considering swapping a rural property they own just down the road from their house (5 acres, they have 40) for two of the properties we've been trying to swap/trade. The acreage has a pond on it already, and a mobile home with renters. They're talking, and we're talking, and if it doesnt work out, it's friendship first business second...always. But if it DID work out, we could ease ourselves that direction over the course of the next two years (daughter's school is here for now) AND we could have a rental income to help pay off debt.
Holding my breath and trying to keep a cool head....if it doesnt work out, there will be something else great, I'm positive. So of course, this is a matter for more praying...which makes me know that the ultimate direction has a purpose greater than our present understanding.
In any case, this has served to give me a HUGE shot of joy just now, and just in time for Friday night. I'm home this week to light the candles!
So grateful for God's kindness to us, and His provision...
for husband and daughter and friends
and blogs and acreages and my tomatoes growing like crazy making me so happy
for medicine and Xrays showing no broken bones
for friends across the miles who are my sages and confidantes
for others' happinesses!
for 24 hours of guilt-free rest
for actually liking most of my daughter's friends, especially THAT one
for protection and the safety we've been fortunate to enjoy
for so much, especially much-needed encouragement when we try to go forward, during the waiting period
May your days be full and fulfilling, your table have comfort and plenty, and your next 24 hours be full of rest and joy.
Shabbat shalom! :)