Husband and I aren’t worriers. Rarely do we work up to actually fretting about a situation that’s essentially out of our hands anyway. When we were sure that separating from the Air Force and moving back to Georgia was God’s plan for us – we just did it. Without job prospects, without a detailed plan, without necessarily understanding what God wanted us to do down here.
And then Husband stayed unemployed for a year and a half.
Here’s the part where I stress how responsible/blessed we are. We saved a fair chunk of money beforehand, had zero debt, and initially moved in with my dad (translation-free rent). Then Husband’s parents bought a second home and have graciously let us live there. And you know, it’s not as hard to survive when you don’t have house or car payments.
But Husband did finally find a job about 6 months ago. A terrible job, to be sure. Long hours, physically demanding, and barely above minimum wage. But hey … it’s more than we were making before. And it’s given him the opportunity to build friendships with many Hispanics, who are the predominate workforce at this particular factory.
Here’s where things get all faithy again.
He’s going on a trip to India next month that I’ve mentioned before. He committed to it some months back. With the understanding that more than likely he would be fired for going. He hasn’t been working long enough yet to have earned any vacation days, and the people in charge are … less than understanding.
I wrote most of this post more than a week ago, intending to leave it open ended. To ask you guys for prayer.
But I got the official text today. In 3 weeks Husband is going on this south Asian trip that we strongly feel is part of God’s bigger picture plan for our life right now. And he’ll do it with no job to come back to.
We’re not worried. We’ve been taken care of too much to not learn a certain amount of trust. I’m actually kind of excited. Makes me think there must be a change in our future. Which would be all kinds of awesome.
But you’re still allowed to open up a conversation with God about it. Or make us a job offer. ;)
What leaps of faith have you taken lately?