Thursday, February 19, 2009

Update, Update, Update...

Still no progress in Marty's job search, yet we have been very encouraged throughout the process so far. He has gotten various leads on jobs and many offers from people that want to help him find a new job. We have seen God providing for us daily, and almost feel more at peace about money than we did with two salaries.

We spent Valentines Day with our dear friends Hunter and Erin in Richmond. We spent Saturday evening over fondue :) We fixed a cheese fondue with bread and veggies, broth fondue with beef, shrimp and chicken, and chocolate fondue with goodies. After 4 hours of cooking, eating, cooking, eating, cooking and eating we completed our feast. The rest of the weekend we relaxed, played games and enjoyed visiting with the Dickensons.

Kindergarten has kept me busy the past week or so. We celebrated the 100th day of school and Valentines Day last week, and we also had a quick break for President's Day. We have been learning about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington this week and I have heard some FUNNY stuff about presidents from my kids. Here are some comments about Abraham Lincoln from 5 year olds...
1. "He was the guy that was called Trustworthy Abe"
2. "He got shot by that dude"
3. "Back in the olden days, Abraham Lincoln told people that you should not make other people work for you for free. But sometimes my Daddy picks up my toys for free, but that doesn't mean he is a slave...he is just a good Daddy."

Have a great weekend y'all!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

New Adventure...

This week we embarked upon a new journey in our marriage. To spare a lot of details and typing, Marty lost his job this week. After a mixture of emotions, ups and downs, confusion and frustration we are viewing this as a new adventure for us. Marty has been miserable in his job for the last couple of months. He has been stressed, irritable, and just not himself. Even after just a couple of days at home I have my goofy, silly, hubby back and that is such a blessing. We have been exploring many options of what comes next, some financial jobs around Norfolk, some elsewhere and he is also thinking about teaching. We trust that God is good, He has provided for us in the past and will continue to provide for us now and into the future. While at our community group last week we read through a letter Jeremiah sent to Jerusalem while they were in exile in Babylon. During this we read 29:11, this is a verse I memorized as a child about how the Lord knows the plans He has for us. Well, I had never noticed the wording in the ESV- For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for wholeness and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. I think the word wholeness is so powerful, especially in times of uncertainty. Thank you for your encouragement and prayers throughout the past week. We are truly blessed to be loved and supported so deeply.