Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happiness is a fish...

Happiness is a fish is one of my favorite songs from a band called Our Lady Peace and it has nothing to do with this post but I liked it so there it is...
I feel so extremely overwhelmed and at the same time like the Lord will not forsake us. He has delivered us from much worse; but in my mind there are another several thousand families who are faithful, hardworking, and educated who are losing their homes right now and I wonder if this isn't possibly the worst time to get out of the military. It was totally out of Jaxon and my hands and that's a little helpful-I guess. I am in a constant state of panic feeling in a sort that we are preparing to be homeless even though if we don't have a job yet we can stay at Jaxon's folks-that is a last case scenario. BUT, then I walk upstairs and find Jaxon on his cell phone while holding the house phone and typing on line all to different head hunters and various Nuclear Power Companies. I can hear him selling himself and sounding so proficient and eloquent but humble. We have had several opportunities already that I have shot down (get that 'I' shot down) because I am not going to live in a rinky dink down where I have to sew my own son up because they don't have a doctor and I want awesome schools etc...
Right now we have prospects in Baltimore, Oahma, and Corpus Christy. I am looking at everything from the school drop out rate to where a great grocery store chain is. Yet, I am finding that we can be happy anywhere. I know I can suck up a small town for a while or the big city. I know that we will make it and I know that I will have faith that where ever we go is where Heavenly Father wants us. I just hope he wants us there SOON!

4 comments:

jaesi said...

I SAY OMAHA!!! palease....

~Britta~ said...

I say Corpus...it would be closer and we might actually get to see you more than once every 5 years.

Ann-Michelle said...

We recently went through this. Aaron was in the office of a colleague one day, and happened to see a proposal on his desk addressed to the CEO. This proposal was for this colleague to take Aaron's job, and the CEO had agreed. Our options were to stick around, see Aaron demoted from management, and take a pay cut. Or find something else.

It totally turns your life upside down. You have a 5 year plan, and are content with how things are, and then all of a sudden you have to change everything dramatically. Aaron worked with a headhunter (seriously, the best thing you can do), we put our house up for sale, and for a while I thought I was moving to the middle of ALASKA.

Aaron ended up getting a job in West Jordan. I swore I would never move back to Utah, NEVER, but this felt like the right thing to do. Our house sold miraculously fast in this terrible market. We live in my parents house, which sucks. But it is temporary. I don't know when we will be able to afford to move out, but I know that we are here for a reason.

Just trust in the Lord. Don't try to plan. It just gets thrown in your face. It will all work out, and you will be led to the next place that will help you grow as a family.

On a side note, check out my new bog for my business: www.theveilblog.blogspot.com. I'd love for your input. You have such a good eye. And I have a feeling that you love all of this wedding business.

Shama Bartlett said...

We will keep you in our prayers. Selfishly I am hoping that you end up in Eastern Washington but I am not impartial because I DON'T WANT YOU TO MOVE!!!!!