The second morning of married life was a bit rough....Todd woke up and screamed about me not knowing my "wifely duties" such as "where the heck is my breakfast!" But like the dutiful wife, I immediately got up and began cooking him a gourmet breakfast of bacon, eggs, Belgium waffles and toast.....NOT! Ok, I actually slapped him around a bit, and he cooked finally! I ate breakfast in bed, with fresh wildflowers while he fanned me with olive leafs. And the husband training has begun (my mom in law would be so proud)!
On to our next issue, lack of funds....what to do, what to do??? After much discussion and deliberation, we researched area's where Todd could begin working and decided on Missouri. Joplin, MO to be exact, where they have experienced the worst tornado since the 50's with 139 people dead at last count and no license required to be an electrician. They are also number 8 on the list of highest paying jobs for electricians. And the packing of the 19 foot condo began, we leave June 2nd after Lucky is seen at the vet for her vaccinations.
I then began to deliberate on my new journey. What would I do? Sure, school is increasingly challenging, and will keep me busy. My wedding scrapbook is calling to me to be worked on....but what would I do for God? I feel a pull on me to help people, to be a voice for him to people who don't know him, although I barely know him myself. And then I went to church this morning and heard a young lady speak about graduating from pastoral school and getting a job that she was just sure she should quit because she didn't know how to do it. Her message, like David defeated Goliath knowing only that God would give him the ability to do it, she would do this job because God would give her the knowledge and tools to do it. Wow! What an incredible belief in God! What trust! What guts!
I can do this, with God directing me! I trust that he will put us on the paths that will lead us in the direction he wants us to go, that he will give us the tools we need, clothe us in his armor of love, and we will defeat the giants in our way, for they are nothing in his presence! God is good, all the time!
Pray for our safe journey from Michigan to Missouri, for Todd to find work that sustains and satisfies his desire to do what he loves. Pray for our family and friends who we leave behind us, we want them safe and well while we are away. Pray for me to be a good vessel for God, to do his works and be successful in my studies. Pray for each other and know we will pray for you as well! :-)