While Cindy and I have been married, we have been much like other married couples. We've had challenges. We haven't had so many problems with the ins and outs of our relationship, but we have had a series of external factors that have made our marriage something that required work. Just after our honeymoon and Cindy's move to Palestine, she started working for a local doctor's office. After nearly a year there, she began getting migraine headaches. After visits to several specialists, she wound up resigning from her job there. After a few months of that, the migraines seemed to have gone away, and things seemed to be getting back to normal. Until one Sunday morning last June, she woke me up around 6AM and told me that everything felt like it was spinning. Well, we wound up in the ER being treated for vertigo. She's had the vertigo come and go for nine months now and doctors have been able to treat the symptoms. The cause, though, seems to be a medical anomaly. While living on a single income hasn't been easy, we've learned to manage our money better, but had hoped that one day, Cindy would be able to find a part time job that would supplement our income and still allow her time at home with Peyton.
Several weeks ago, a co-worker pointed out to me that a local pregnancy crisis center was looking for someone to help in the office. After calling about the job, and getting an interview, it came down to Cindy and one other applicant. Cindy was called in for a second interview with the board. As it turned out, the second interview was unofficial because there were not enough board members present at the meeting to make a quorum. So she was scheduled to go in yesterday for an interview. Well, as life has a way of rearing its ugly head, she had the worst attack of vertigo she's had in several weeks yesterday afternoon. But upon calling her contact, she learned that the other applicant had withdrawn her application.
Last night, we learned she got the job. This job is a great fit for Cindy as it will allow her to use her life experience and ministry experience to make a difference in the life of other people. Jeremiah 29:11 says "I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans to prosper you, and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future." God's plans don't always go the way we want them to, but he does have our best interest at heart. Some people my write this off as a mere coincidence. But if life is all about coincidences, where is the faith in that? Where is the hope that there is a God in heaven looking out for us? If I have a choice between going through this life alone, or going through with the help of a God above, I'll choose the latter. Especially a God who is so big that he cannot be stopped!