Which Direction Do I Go?
It’s no secret. Ashya and I are planning on getting married sometime in the near future (ie within twelve months). There are too many indicators that she and I are destined for each other. She meets each and every one of the criteria I had prayed about that my next wife should have (including the bonus ones that I could live without).
We’ve been wondering about the time table for our eventual nuptials. We’ve been concerned with the melding of two families, who’d have to move, which school system the boys would attend. Typical stuff to be sure in this day and age, but we want to make sure that we do this right.
I had a good job here in Iowa. She has a good job in Ozark country. Soccer Dude and First Mate enjoy the schools they attend, likewise #48 Fan and the Pirate. We weren’t entirely sure which direction the we were headed.
I make no secret about the fact that I believe prayer works. We began praying for direction. Today I got a shock. My boss informed me that due to rising costs and falling revenue, my position was being eliminated. I didn’t take it too well at first. I packed my desk and left.
I notified family and friends. There were tears, questions about what I’m gonna do, and promises of prayers and support.
The more I talked with my Ashya and my Dad, I began to realize that this piece of bad news has a VERY large silver lining. I left on good terms with my boss. He was very sorry to let me go. I really liked my job and really didn’t want to leave. God replied by having the job leave me.
So I will be looking for work in the Ozarks. Why? Ashya already has a good job and there is no reason for her to leave it. My house in NE Iowa is to small for the combined family. We found a nice house big enough for all of us in her neck of the woods (literally woods).
So, I’m updating my resume and portfolio. If you have any freelance graphic design work you need done don’t hesitate to give me a holler. Things are gonna be a little tough but we’ll make it.