I'm back online and I've got some great news regarding Michael's job situation. First of all, thanks to all of you who left a comment regarding my modem being down. I got a new DSL line and modem. This thing is screamin' compared to what it used to be. All this time I thought things were slow because of my computer. Guess not!
After four years of not knowing the direction God was taking us, He finally revealed himself at the last minute for our family. We had so many people praying for us. Not only did God answer our prayers for a job for Michael, He blessed us with more than we could hope for. Michael got a job offer today from the Forest Service in Baker City, asking him to come work for them as a Vehicle Maintenance Clerk. While this isn't what he went to school for (his degree is in Rangeland Ecology Management) it is something he more than qualifies for with his experience as an officer in the National Guard. It works out better for our family because it means we don't have to move and he gets to come home at night. I'm still pinching myself. Two weeks ago it looked like we were going to have to move for sure and now we find out we'll be staying put. What a relief!We have so many friends here and a wonderful support system in place for me, which with another deployment in the works sometime next year, this is extremely important.
The extra blessing in all this is that Michael is being paid a grade higher than he expected for this position. He has room to move into management eventually. I'm so proud of him and thrilled that all his hard work is paying off. God has grown both of us through this process tremendously. Our faith is so much stronger because we had to wait so long (4 years) to find out what God was doing. It has been a lesson in patience for both of us. While we would start to despair at times, one of us was always strong and would remind the other that God had a plan and we needed to keep trusting Him. He is so faithful! Thanks to each of you who've prayed for Michael along this journey of finding full-time, permanent employment. We are proof that God answers prayers!
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow!