The one thing I'm learning is, that about the only thing life guarantees is change. I watch the manifestation of it every morning when I wake up and see that magically my children have grown bigger, cuter, and more brilliant. And here it goes again. Changing.
So for a while now, we've known that something needed to change. Specifically with Craig's career. If you don't change jobs after a few years, you get pigeon-holed in engineering. So about six months ago we started looking for a new job. And then the economy went free fall into a nose dive. Nice.
We kept applying though, and for some reason I felt calm about it.
I felt calm because I already had a feeling about where we were going. And I wasn't really sure why.
So we applied to a lot of different jobs all over the country, and prayed that the right one would work out. And then we waited. Because that's what you do when you are looking for a job. Wait, and pray. And after a couple months the interviews started coming in. And Craig had a really good interview, in the place I knew we were going. But it didn't work out. And other ones started coming in, but they weren't where I thought we were going. And I kept telling Craig that I felt so confused because I just really thought we were going to this certain place.
And so we prayed a lot. And waited some more. And then an offer came. And miracle of all it was in the place I knew it would be. But we weren't sure it was the right job. hmf. So they flew Craig down, and he took a look around, and do you know what? It was better than we had hoped for. The area was perfect, and gorgeous. The company, the boss, the coworkers, the job-- fabulous. Craig was so jazzed. And so was I. So we accepted, and I felt good about it. Because change is good.
And we put our house on the market. In the worst economy since the depression. Ug.
More unsurity ahead. And to be honest, I've had a lot of anxiety. Craig leaves at the end of February whether we've sold or not. And I'm here until we sell. (Anyone who knows me, knows that Cori without Craig doesn't work so well) So the idea that I could be alone, at home with three children for indefinite amounts of time... well, it kind of freaked me out.
But last weekend when I was sitting in the temple I had the most overwhelming feeling of calm. Our lives are in God's hands. The job, and the timing has all been a miracle. It was His will that we got this job, and so I know that everything will work out alright. We just have to wait.
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
And so I wait for the right family to walk through our home, and fall in love, and want to buy it, just the way we did, and I know they will.
And I look forward to warm air, and clear skies...
In sunny Arizona.