We are back to getting up at 4:30 each morning. It is a love/hate thing for me. Getting up at 4:30 makes me grumpy and in a bad mood, but the good thing about it is I have all of this lovely quiet time in the morning after my husband leaves and before the kids get up, not to mention starting laundry around 5ish means I get lots more done. My body is finally adjusting to it. I am wide awake now instead of stumbling around the kitchen trying to fix my husband's lunch.
This job my husband is on was supposed to be only a one week job. This one has turned into 4 weeks so far. He works 11 hours every day. I have learned lots about myself through it and I have found I am a complainer and a whiner and to watch him has really shown me how I am spoiled and I really need an attitude adjustment. My husband just never complains.
In my other life, the one that we lived before the crash in 2008 or before that when the company my husband worked for 22 years, before it was sold to investors was way different than the one I live today. My husband was offered a job at the place he is now working. In these 4 weeks it has shown us what is important. If he took the job, I could go back to the way I lived in that life long ago. My husband would go back to being on call 24/7, he could live in that corporate world again. We could take vacations, and have wonderful medical insurance. I could go back to buying new clothes every time I felt like it.
This weekend, I was watching my husband play his guitar, I watched him work on his Bonsai trees. I watched him work on his trees he is going to learn to graft with. As I watched, the thought came to me,
"Why do I want to return to Egypt." Then as I thought, I don't really at all, we have just what we need when we need it. We have been happier in these last few years than ever before.
Last Thursday, my husband was so tired. The company he works for now has every other Friday off. He hasn't been able to take one off because he is being contracted to work for this other company. He works the way they tell him. Before he left that morning, he said, " Lets pray about this, because only God can change this man's heart." So we did, we reminded God of these promises that He has in His word, like, "If two or more are gathered together, He is in their midst." When my husband called at lunch, he said, " well I guess I will be working on Friday, I guess God has other plans for me." About 4:00 o'clock my husband sent a text that he was off on Friday. When he got home, he told me how God had changed schedules and changed minds and how he was now off for three days. I really was in awe of that prayer. The really neat part was when he sent me that text, I was talking to my two youngest sons who had just watched a debate between an Atheist and a Christian. They were asking how to know if God exists if you don't have faith?
Then as simply as could be, I got the text from my husband, I showed them and I said," because God answers prayers." Only someone real hears and answers us when we ask Him.
I am so thankful to live this life I now live and I can say that I don't need more money to make me happy, but I do need more God and I need Him to guide my steps. Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Monday!