The past few months (since last summer, really) have been nothing but huge, major decisions full of the promise of giant changes for my life.
At the beginning of February, I officially quit my job effective May 1st, if we didn't get THE CALL before then. So far we've not yet heard any news for the adoption, which means so far my May 1st end date is the real deal.
It's been an exciting time full of preparing as much as possible (which is almost nil), figuring out next steps and what it'll look like once I'm home full-time, adjusting our finances to save as much as we can, and praying for God to make everything that is currently fuzzy clear to us.
(Giving the end date sped up the process to find my replacement. She's a wonderful girl and will do well. My strengths are her weaknesses and her strengths are very much where I am weak, so it'll be interesting to see someone so wonderfully different take this job to the next level. I'm glad I'm not truly going anywhere so I can see it. She began training with me last week and has already been picking things up rather quickly. It won't take her long at all, I think!)
Getting back to the change and this weird time in my life, though; I've got to say that we're taking it day by day. Some days it all makes me want to throw up from the stress (even the happy kind) and other times I'm skipping around excited about what's to come. Like I said, it's a strange limbo kind of chapter in my life right now.
I read this about change in my devotion the other day and it kind of walloped me between the eyes:
"Some people do well with change and some don't. What is the difference between those who can handle change and those who can't? It comes down to what we value. Some of us value our own ambition and self-preservation more than Jesus' mission. If personal comfort is our goal in life, we will fight against change. However, if Jesus is our ultimate treasure, change becomes an exciting opportunity." -YouVersion Acts devotion, day 6
Lord, let this be an exciting opportunity for Your glory and not for self-preservation! And as CC keeps saying: the longer it takes for us to get a placement, the sooner it'll happen!
Exciting times are ahead, my friends!