Trusting

Trusting

Trust in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:34

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.

Mr. Blue Eyes and I on our wedding day. Who knew what God had planned then...

Mr. Blue Eyes and I on our wedding day. Who knew what God had planned then…

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.

One of the many beautiful sunsets of 30A.

One of the many beautiful sunsets of 30A.

 

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!

Baby Blue was very tired after swimming all day.

Baby Blue was very tired after swimming all day.

With all of our plans in order (for now 🙂 ) I am scouring Pinterest for moving tips and Florida decor!

~C

Celia

About Celia

I am a blue eyed gal living with my blue eyed hubby and our blue eyed Weimaraner in Wisconsin. Teaching is my day job and I just love it! There is nothing that I would rather be doing for my profession. In my free time I love designing and crafting our little apartment. I also have a love of all things water like swimming and boating. Take a minute or two to get to know my blue eyed family.

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6 Responses to Trusting

  1. Terry Peterson June 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    So proud of my precious niece, she is a blue-eyed beauty inside and out! God loves to bless us, so excited for you honey, love reading your blog! Auntie Terry

    • Celia
      Celia June 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

      Thank you for reading auntie! He sure does!

  2. amy kavs September 2, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    Celia {Mrs blue eyes 😉
    I was so blessed reading your blog today and getting a glimpse into your heart and life! Bless you in your move, job and family sweet friend! Love Amy

    • Celia
      Celia September 2, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

      You are so sweet! You are a blogging inspiration! I love your style and everything you share! I am so happy that we can keep connected through this crazy blogging world! Thank you for your support!

  3. Ashley May 8, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

    Mrs. Blue Eyes,
    I have to say your blog made me cry! I cannot tell you how much I can relate to this. Mine and my husbands dream is to relocate and move to the Destin/30A Area and I am continually conflicted on what to do. We too live where we were both born and raised and have two small children. Its on our hearts to start our own adventure and live in our “happy place” that we fell so deeply in love with. So many questions with no answers. How do we do this? How will our family do with us gone? Will my kids adjust okay and not be “home sick”? How will we find jobs that pay what we would need to make it there? WHEN is the right time to do this? So many unanswered worries of mine :/ I cried because maybe I just need to TRUST the Lord to open doors for us and to guide me on the right path to go down. I am so happy for you that these doors were opened and that you were able to lay all your trust upon God. I wish I knew HOW to do that… Anyhow wonderful read. Truly inspirational <3
    ~ A small town girl with big adventure dreams

    • Celia
      Celia May 14, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

      Hi,
      Thank you for your kind words. Change is always difficult and God will open the doors of where He wants you to go. Keep praying and listening.
      🙂

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