August 17, 2015

Staying Put & Answered Prayers

God answers prayers, answered prayer

A few weeks ago I wrote this post on moving to Bentonville. Rusty happily accepted a job with a new company meaning we needed to relocate. I was more than willing to go wherever R went. BUT I really, really wanted to stay put.

With each move we have had with R's job it has been exciting. I have been eager and willing and packing before we even get the offer but this time I wasn't. It was the first time that I really felt like I am in my home (among other things). A home I love. A home I have worked hard on. A home that is one-of-a-kind. I love my church. I love our friends here. I love my job. I didn't want to go but I kept quiet.

R accepted the job and we began looking into a new life in Bentonville. We started looking at houses and learning the area. We were happy but I was so hesitant. It took all I had to push publish on my blog post announcing our move and normally that never happens. Normally I am screaming things like this from the mountain tops but I wasn't. Really for us we couldn't lose with either scenario (moving or staying).

I began praying that the right door be clear and marked with flashing lights. I wanted us to walk through the right door. I wanted us to be where God needs us.

With less than 24 hours before his last day at the company he was currently at we got an email. It was a counter offer from his current company that triumphed the new company we were going to. It was all together better.

Rusty and I stayed up way to late talking about everything. We talked about Skip's future, our home, selling our home, finishing things with our home, long term goals, family, friends, everything. Ultimately, R decided he wanted to stay put.

My heart was so happy.

I called my mom to tell her the news at 11 p.m. She screamed she was so excited. I was so thrilled and still am.

R said that the move just never felt right. He said the second he accepted it just didn't feel ideal. Yes, it was a great location and a great company but for us staying put for a while longer was key. We have been in each city we have lived in for around two years but we are beating that mark here in El Dorado. (Which I never thought would happen).

I never wanted to move back to my childhood hometown but now I never want to leave. Thank you God for your plans and for answering my prayers. This was a true answered prayer.

I've seen many searching for answers far and wide but I know we're all searching for answers only you can provide because you know just what we need before we say a word. You're a good, good father. It's who you are. It's who you are.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh that is amazing! Such a blessing to get an even better offer AND be able to stay put! SO happy for you guys!!!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants


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