Ok - where should I start... I might as well jump in with two feet...
In September, C lost his job and we began looking around our current home in Music City. When we extended our savings to one month's left, we received an offer from a beautiful friend of mine to stay with her family ( 2 adults and 4 children). They assured us that the job market was great there, but, in 2 months of job searching - absolutely no hits...
We could tell it was taxing on our friendship and on their family unit, so we decided to move back closer to friends and family, back to our home church, and start fresh again. We moved back and there was an outpouring of love from friends and family. Baskets of groceries came in, gift cards for winter essentials for the kids (since we moved back from sunshine states), and continuous shows of support and encouragement even through one of the toughest trials our lives have ever brought us.
So now, we are back in the mitten state, and my husband is at a second job interview. I have, in the 2 weeks be have been here, already been to 4 interviews and had a second interview with one of the companies.
If you are believers, send a prayer up for us. If you aren't believers, keep us in your thoughts.
This is a tough Christmas, and a dark season of our lives... but, in other ways, this is such a blessing - we have more interviews in the two weeks we have been here than we have in the past (nearly) 4 months. And, friends and family are better than any Christmas present wrapped under our tree. We could not have asked for a better gift than the prayers, support, encouragement, smiles, and tears we have seen in the time we have been back!
Well, now, I am back. I have plans to have my first return to blogworld post up later today. Keep an eye out for it and perhaps I will even post some kid's photos!