Wednesday, October 3, 2007

change

I have a friend who moves every few years. She gets antsy if she stays in one place for too long. She craves change.

I’m the opposite. When I was in junior high, my parents announced that we were moving across the country and I was convinced they were trying to ruin my life. (Seriously. I was probably in my twenties before I realized that the move had nothing to do with me. Ya think?)

But change comes whether we like it or not. And this week, it came in the form of a layoff for my husband.

Don’t. Panic. We’re fine.

Actually, we’re more than fine. We’re excited to see what God has in store for us next. In the meantime, we’ve got a long list of household projects to keep us busy. (And, yes, I do use the terms “we” and “us” loosely!)

As much as I hate change, I’m ready for this one.

So is twin A. When I told him that Daddy was going to look for a new job, he cheered, “Yeah!!!”
“What’s the best thing about Daddy not working for Apple?” I asked, curious about his response.
“He won’t always be on vacation!”

As much as I’ve tried to explain that business trips are not vacations, he doesn’t get it. In a five-year old’s world, a plane trip + a hotel with a pool + eating out for every meal = vacation.

Please join me in praying for a more family-friendly work situation! And not too soon. I’d really like to get the garage cleaned out.

9 comments:

Marmot Mom said...

Been there
Done that
Have seen God's faithfulness again and again.
I'm all over this prayer thing :)))

Craver Vii said...

Please extend my sympathies to Llama Poppa regarding the garage thing.

Seriously though, may the Lord supply your every need and may He be your steady rock in these days. And may God's provision of employment come quickly.

Jenny from Chicago said...

The King was in a similar situation this summer. It was nice to have him home but it's also nice to have him gone all day again. Try and savor the time, even as he interviews and plots, plans, weighs, and discerns. It's fleeting...savor, savor, savor.

Jenn said...

I'll pray for you. I could stand some similar prayers, even though I'm the only one in this family!

Sarah said...

Oh, my! Praying, friend!

spaghettipie said...

I'll add my prayers to the list, but I'm excited to watch how God provides for you. . .

Llama Momma said...

Thank you, everyone, for your prayers.

Financially, we're fine. Do pray for my husband to find the right job -- for him and for our family!

23 degrees said...

With you.

Llama Momma said...

thank you.