Tuesday, October 19, 2010

On His Way Home

Michael is on his way home now.  He should get in about 1 am.  It has been a long day for both of us.  I have been up since 3 am unable to sleep.  He didn't sleep well either and then spent the day testing and interviewing.  He felt it all went well.  We should know something in a week or two.  Now comes the waiting and the decision making.  Even though the job has not been offered yet, we still have to sit down and discuss our options and weigh the pros and cons.  It will be a difficult decision and a life changing one.  I hope and pray that we can look past our own short sightedness and feel what the Lord is directing us to.  It is so much easier to stick with the known than the unknown.  Ever since we have had kids Michael has been easy access to them.  They haven't known anything different.  We could always run up to the barn or somewhere on the farm and find him.  We have always had horses and other animals to be around.  There have always been hay bales to climb on, big country yards to play in and dirt roads to race up and down.  I have grown to love being out of town.  Life in the country is good.  With this move we would be giving that up.  Our horses wouldn't be able to come with us, our house would be in town, Michael would no longer be at the barn.  Work on the railroad is all unknown too.  We don't know what it will be like and what it all entails.  We do know that it would give us the financial means that we need and provide us with excellent benefits and an opportunity to get on our feet and prepare for the future.  It is what we have been praying for.  Sometimes in life we are required to sacrifice some things in order to gain other things.  I guess now we just have to decide which is more important to us right now.  That will be the topic for the next little while.  It's on my mind now and I'm sure it's on Michael's too.  Right now though, I just want him to get home so we can both get some rest before the alarm tells us a new day is starting.

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