Now that Martin was working, we had to figure out where to live and get our children enrolled in school. He works in Toronto. Nothing around there felt right. We prayed for direction. Martin had always wanted to live in Barrie, Ontario. He suggested Barrie and I said "I'm NOT living in Barrie!" He asked if I would at least drive to Barrie with him. Victoria (who was NOT happy about this move, but was so mature about it) and I went with Martin to visit Barrie. We drove around and it might sound weird, but it felt right!
We decided to come back the following week to see how the commute would be for Martin. It was definitely do-able. We ended up living in a hotel for almost 2 weeks, while we found a place to live and got the kids enrolled in school.
In one month's time, Martin had found a job, the kids started school, we found a church and we moved into our house. One Month!?! Someone up there sure does love us!
As I sat in church last week singing the words to "I'm Not Alone" I began to cry. Yet, this time it was for another reason. I really wasn't alone during any of the events of this year! He carried me and sent people to help and care for me when I couldn't do it myself.
I am now on the other side (quite literally!! LOL!) and things are going well. Life isn't perfect, but we are blessed. Martin is enjoying his job, my kids are adjusting so well and I even started a job yesterday. I really am NOT alone.
And by the way, those 3 pounds I lost, I found them again.