Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Goodbye March!

It has been awhile since I have posted and in a moment you will understand why. March started out great with our annual weekend trip to Kalahari an indoor waterpark. The boys really love Kalahari and so do the adults! It really is a fun mini getaway and the boys always look forward to it. The Monday morning after our Kalahari weekend was typical of any other Monday morning. Dan left for work and the boys left for school. I was pulling out of the driveway to get to the gym after my overindulgence over the weekend and my cell phone rang. Dan was calling and told me "I have some really bad news. I just got laid off." This is never news that you want to hear and it was particulary devastating considering how "close" we are in this adoption among other things. Anyway I won't go into all the boring details because March does end on a high note but it was a very difficult month for us. I called our agency and we went on hold until he could find another job. Remember that high note? He did find another job and he started today! We are back on track with the adoption! Also when I talked to Sarah at our agency she said there are "fewer than 10 families ahead of us!" Great news!

We could not have gotten through any of this without God and the love and support of our families and friends. I know that being out of work for a month is not a long time given how things are in the economy but it was a very stressful time for us. Dan and I as a family feel renewed in our faith. We know it was Him who really carried us through and opened doors of opportunity for Dan to get a new job. It wasn't that we didn't have faith in Him but the way things were orchestrated it could only be Him. Praise God!