So I have been thinking a lot lately about what is important in life. We moved here to Ohio from a mission where we worked for 23 years. Keith and I both had 4 weeks vacation every year, 20 sick days, 2 personal days, and hours that were sweet. When I came here as I have shared many times, I started working for a dentist and now I am Office Manager, and I get 2 weeks vacation, no sick time, but my hours are still pretty sweet, albeit many. Keith however, took up truck driving 3 years ago. We went from having desks side by side for 23 years to not seeing eachother for weeks at a time. The last job he had promised he would be home almost every night, but alas, many promises are broken. It reached a point where he was leaving us on Monday morning every week at about 4 AM and we would not see him again many times till half way thru the next Saturday. It just got to be more then we could handle. I watched his personality almost change. In 37 years of marriage I can only think of one time when he was that depressed and it was as a result of meds he was taking for pneumonia. One night my daughter Jen and I got talking after he went to bed on a Sunday night. We came to the conclusion that no money was worth his mental and physical health so we went upstairs, woke him up and told him we wanted him to give his 2 week notice, and that God would take care of us. At his job he was “encouraged” to drive more hours then were legal, and he was driving trucks that were not fit to be on the road. It felt pretty clear to us, that by having him quit, we would be honoring God because of those conditions. So Keith is now out of work, looking for a job, and in my heart of hearts, I feel peaceful and sure that God has a special job for him somewhere. One where he will be able to come home at night and live a normal life. Sometimes I feel myself getting a bit panicky, knowing that the savings will run out pretty quick and that I do not really make enough for us to make it. But I am so sure in my heart that we did the right thing that I usually quickly bounce back to realizing that God is in HIS heaven, watching out for us and loving us more then we can imagine. I am amazed at the level of peace I feel. I have spent so much of my life worrying about stuff that hasnt’ happened. I am really trying to give this thing, which is bigger then me, over to God and just rest in HIM. He promises to meet our needs, and unlike Keith’s old bosses, HE KEEPS HIS PROMISES. And meanwhile, Keith’s personality has returned. He is enjoying life again….I get my clothes ironed in the morning, my car warmed up on cold mornings, a home cooked meal every night, errands run during the day….things cleaned and spruced up around the house…..and I am thinking I wish we COULD make it on my incomes….SU and the dental office!! I could get used to this real fast!! Sometimes you just gotta step out there and take a risk, trusting God to see you thru. Sometimes you gotta take that step of faith and believe that HE who does not slumber nor sleep will not let your foot slip. I love and serve a God who promises to meet my needs, according to his riches in Christ Jesus. You can find me leaning,,,,on the everlasting arms….because I truly believe and know in my heart that underneath and all around, are the everlasting arms!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone, we truly have so much to be thankful for!! God bless you, everyone!!