I feel like I can't express enough how grateful I am to be in our current situation.
I remind my family all the time how lucky we are. I say daily prayers of gratitude to my Father in Heaven for giving us these blessings. I tell our landlords frequently how happy we are that we met them and found this place to live. I bore my testimony at church, publicly acknowledging the prayers that have been answered and the blessings received, in order for us to be where we are right now. I retell the miraculous story of our moving to Hawaii to my friends, over and over again. And I think about the opportunities we've been given each day and feel peace and joy in my heart. So I guess this blog post is one last attempt to make sure I've said it enough: I am SO grateful to be where we are right now!!
I mean, we moved here not knowing what our whole futures would hold! We didn't know when Micah would get hired, which island he would get hired on, or if he even had a sure chance of getting hired! We flew over here with our kids, our luggage, and a big question mark hanging over our heads. Our "Flight of Faith" we called it.
We tried to make as many decisions as we could, which could influence the direction of our future, however, we didn't have complete control over the outcomes. It was scary at times. We started off by flying to the island we were hoping to get hired on, although it was very possible he could have been hired on another. We got familiar with the area we wanted to live in, although it was very possible we'd have to get situated somewhere else. We met some wonderful people when we got here and moved into their house, although we knew it was possible we'd have to move again.
When Micah got hired at the teaching job we wanted, it was one week after school started.(you know, right when we were giving up hope...) The school is 5 minutes away, on the island we wanted, in the area we wanted, near the house we wanted to stay in. It is still such a miracle to me that this happened to us!
And it's not like we're rolling around in riches over here like Uncle Scrooge McDuck, because Micah is a school teacher and I am a stay-at-home-mom!
We are extremely grateful because we have a roof over our heads, a healthy family, our own freedom and independence, food to eat, a steady income, and a beautiful place to call home.
In situations like this I feel beyond humbled to remember that my life is in the hands of someone more powerful, and more omnipotent than I can often understand. Knowing that my life is in the hands of my God, is more reassuring than anything else on this planet. I am so grateful to Him for blessing our lives so immensely. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my blog.