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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Above and Beyond

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Eph 3:20-21 The Message

When we started looking into moving to Texas and praying about it I was worried. I wanted to know that God would bless us. I wanted to be sure that God wanted us there. This was after all a huge move, we were uprooting our lives, leaving our friends and family. Were we crazy?

After we arrived in DFW for the week to finalize Noah's adoption Paul had 3 interviews that week. The first they decided to go with someone else. As time went on I thought maybe we arent suppose to be here. Then we got the call that a job made an offer. All the paperwork was signed except for one signature. This was the only position that didnt include benefits but it would be a 50% raise from what he made in Pgh. I told him we would immediately buy insurance. We needed to stay in town a few more days to get that signature. Then Monday came and went and still no signature. We needed to book a flight home, get a moving truck, book the hotel we would be in for the next month at least and we couldnt wait much longer.

Tuesday came and we still had no call. We called and the recruiter said give him a few hours and we would know. Then we called again later and he said by the end of the day for sure. He said they were 99.5% sure but still missing one signature. They had Paul take a drug test and background check. Still I wondered, am I going to have to pack everything and everyone up and head back to Pa? I would feel better with that signature and all final. It was 5:30pm. End of business. Paul headed to the store and when he came back he said the man called.

He told me that the recruiter told him the company liked him. They liked him too much. And I thought great this is it. We go home. Then he said they dont want to give him the contract they want to offer him a permanent position with benefits!!! The only down side is this takes longer. They are literally creating a position that didnt exist just to give it to my husband. How awesome is that!

So things are not final final because they are creating this position, but they are looking great. Paul has the truck coming to our house Thursday. He flies out tomorrow to head back to cold and snow.(haha) We have a place to stay for at least a month. I bought some groceries and we are hoping to bring some of our food from Pa back with us.

We do need some prayer though. Specifically we are praying that Paul's boss back home lets him finish the project from home. This would mean that we would get a paycheck until Paul starts his new job. If not we will be without pay for about a month. I know God will supply our every need. I trust him.

Also please pray for Paul and his traveling back to Pa and he and his dad will be driving back to Texas so we would appreciate prayers for their safe travels.

One more if you can, please pray for the kids and I. I will be alone in a new city with 5 children. I dont want to leave my hotel room but we have to take Paul to the airport. Highways here are CRAZY SCARY for me. There are like 8 lanes or 12? I dunno. And they have these super high ramps. No back roads here and Im a back roads gal. So I will need some prayers. Thank you all.

When I get a chance I will post about the museum we saw today and do some pics and videos. Internet here sucks though so sorry.

Be blessed


  1. I know I haven't commented lately. Just know that I'm reading, and praying for you guys! I'm so excited for you and the opportunities the new job will offer.

  2. We are praying too! Wow, sounds like you are on the right road. We will continue to pray for you all.

  3. Congrats! WOW - a Southerner now for sure! Super excited for ya'll!