The refrain in my life (and in my limited blog posts) throughout the past three years has been, "Where will Joe end up getting a job when he graduates?" and then after receiving his Masters degree, "Okay, God, he's graduated, when is that job going to come through?" It's been a looooong wait, but we found out a couple of weeks ago that Joe was offered a great position with a large company in Glenview as an innovation manager. We are beyond excited! And we are praising God for providing, just as our resources were being stretched so very thin.
Not only is Joe going to be working in a field he's truly passionate about, but the job location is just five minutes from Gavin's school and OT. This has confirmed to us that a move is imminent, so we are putting our condo BACK on the market to see what it does this Spring/Summer. We know for sure that we can't stay where we are much longer, although we have made a 1,000 square foot loft work amazingly well with two toddlers! We're not sure yet where God is leading us, but we know for sure that we're well on our way to the next big adventure.
Strangely, everything has been unknown for so long that I'm actually having trouble embracing any kind of certainty. As much as I have desired for Joe to have a new job, I think I'm going to have a rough time transitioning into the role of primary care giver each weekday, in combination with my own work. It's a role I haven't had to fully assume since Gavin was two, and now he's about to be five. I'm not feeling sorry for myself for having to parent alone for part of each day (as all of my mom friends do), I simply don't yet understand how to prioritize all of my responsibilities. In a flash, I've gone from primary bread winner with great childcare assistance to primary parent with limited childcare assistance and more limited work. It's a lot to work through for sure, as I try and figure out what my role is and should be.
So we're over here praying and praising. It's going to be good.
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