Sunday, June 13, 2010

Half Way Around the World

I am always wondering what everything means and why certain things happen. Although, I don't always find answers immediately, I eventually see the greater purpose. There is nothing more amazing to me then when it all comes together for the giant "AHA" moment! The last year has been interesting to say the least and I have found myself asking "what should we do" on many occasions. In an ideal world, Trent would have a great job (in Arizona) and we would stay in this home that I love and finish school and our cookie cutter life would just go about its very normal business. But as dramatic as the personality I was born with so is the next big chapter of our life! Trent received an incredible offer to work in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was originally scheduled to work there a few months, so the kids and I planned to head over for a month over the summer and then Trent would be home soon thereafter. A month in South Africa was more than I could have ever dreamed of, but then the offer got even sweeter. With plenty of work in South Africa, Trent was told he could stay as long as he would like! When he first called home with the news, it seemed impossible. How can I leave the job I love, my grad program, is it even safe to live there, and where would the kids go to school???? But after days and days of thought and prayer the answer came not easily but clearly...we should go. It would be the only way for our family to be together (even if Trent came home, there is no work here and he would go back to Canada) and I would be forced into rest after an insane year. So I petitioned the grad college for a leave of absence, I resigned from my job and our house which was already sold will close in early July. In less then 1 month, the kids and I will board an 18 hour flight and join Trent half way around the world! This is an amazing opportunity and adventure we will never forget. I am so anxious for what is in store and the experiences we will have. This last year has lead up to this incredible journey and it doesn't get any better than this!

1 comment:

  1. Colleen sent me the link to your blog. Well it looks like God has thrown you a change of plans. I am a firm beleiver that things happen for a reason and that there is a purpose for everything. Everything we do has an impact on the future and people. The good thing is you will ALL be together. That is the most important thing and there is pleanty of work for Trent. I dont see things getting better in the USA anytime soon. God is directing your life in a direction you did not expect. If prayer to him and trust in him are guiding you, go with it. There may be a reason he wants you all there. I have always thought well of you Sarah and I wish you and the family the best life and God has to offer. I have been thrown some curve balls from God myself and it will be interesting to see how they turn out. I know he has a plan for all this and I have to trust in him.

    Good luck Sarah! Keep your eye on the prize. Tell Trent I said hello and Good Job!