Trust in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
The past 6 months Mr. Blue Eyes and I have been given the opportunity to lay all of our trust in the Lord. It has been on our hearts to make a change.
We are currently living in the town that we both grew up in. It is truly our home, but as couple we were looking to start our own traditions and begin a little adventure. Last year some of our dearest family members moved down to the Florida Panhandle and we thought this would be a wonderful opportunity for us to try something new.
Mr. Blue Eyes and I continuously prayed about our decision and God kept providing. The Lord provided support from both our families in Wisconsin, from our family in Florida, job opportunities for the Mr. and I, the list goes on…
There is however one moment that will stick in my mind forever. It proved His everlasting love and His timing…. I was getting anxious (I know, I know I need to trust Him but I am still human). I had put in for a 1 year leave of absence at my current job teaching first grade, which I loved. There were no jobs being posted in the area we were planning to move. Oh and I was currently living 1,000 miles away which does not make job hunting very easy.
My sweet family down in Florida was at church one Sunday and called me immediately after to tell me the school attached was looking for teachers! I sent my resume and letters of recommendation as soon as I got off the phone. About a week later I received an email that the school wanted to set up an interview. They were so sweet and even allowed me to set up a Skype interview! It was a such a neat experience. The ladies who interviewed me were so kind and put me at ease from the beginning. After the interview I had to play the waiting game again! 🙁
Then I received my first offer! They offered me a position to teach second grade! This was amazing news and I was beyond excited however I had been teaching in a public school and was used to receiving a benefit package. This job did not offer that because it was private. I had some praying to do…
The same day that I received that offer I had a phone interview with a public school in the area. Phone interviews are tricky. It is difficult to present all my passion and what I had to offer over the phone. Needless to say I was confident but didn’t have very high hopes.
Right before the phone rang I said a prayer. I asked God to open a door to help me with my decision. Should I take the current job offer or hold out for one with benefits (which Mr. Blue Eyes and I needed)? I asked Him to just show me or give me anything that would help with this decision.
The phone interview went great and in the end God didn’t only open the door a crack He threw the door open! 🙂 The principal offered me the first grade position over the phone! The Lord provided an amazing opportunity to me and I was beyond thrilled to accept this new position.
God is Good!
Well this move has continuously opened our eyes and heart to God’s timing and plans and not our earthly securities.
So…. I did take a mini vacay/move the week after school was out. I was able to sign my contract and get some things in order. Mr. Blue Eyes has been down in our new home for almost a month starting work. At the end of July Mr. Blue Eyes will come back for Baby Blue and I! We are so excited to be one big happy family again. However, Baby Blue and I are lovin’ spending the summer in Wisconsin where the weather is so fine!
With all of our plans in order (for now 🙂 ) I am scouring Pinterest for moving tips and Florida decor!