Okay, so we've been both crazy busy AND sans internet lately, trying to get back to some sort of normal...We're winding down our time here in this apartment and looking at a move within the next 5 weeks, and we still don't know where. I'm trying to keep my cool, but I'll admit it's a little stressful. Owen is working hard--both on dissertation and on finding a job, any job, to get us through this next year. We're looking nationwide, and it's really astounding how impossible it is to find a job when you're willing to do almost anything for almost any pay and go pretty much anywhere. It's almost like someone is out there physically shutting doors in our faces.
We continue to see God work on behalf of others around us, working
miracles and meeting their needs, and we just sit and wait and wonder
when it will be our turn. (And might I venture to say, though I know this sounds biased and unsympathetic, that our needs seem dramatically more desperate than these needs of others that are being met.) Yesterday, I was stopped in a traffic jam where a police officer was directing traffic, and he waved each of the three other lanes of traffic through, then when it should've been our turn, he skipped us and went through the whole cycle again. That's kind of how I'm feeling in life right now--everyone else is getting one, two, three "turns" while we sit and wait and get none.
I will admit that my faith is being challenged...but we're still holding
on to the promise that God has prosperous plans for us and He is
willing and able to take care of our needs. We're hoping and praying that all these closed doors and discouragements are leading us to something unbelievably grand...hoping...praying...
In other news, I am currently 9 weeks in the pregnancy, and doing well if you don't count the extreme nausea and exhaustion. We met our new midwife and really love her, so we're excited about that. We all are healthy and well, and generally happy!
Here's hoping to have some exciting news to share soon!