I've been so terrible about keeping up with the blog lately. Let me assure you that life hasn't stopped. (Nor has the rain in New England).
So we have some good news to share. Dirt is working again! Praise God! He officially starts on Monday.
As much as we're both thrilled that he's back to work, I have to admit that there is a small part of me that feels like this is bittersweet. Life was easy when Dirt was home, finances weren't, but life was. The kids were able to stay home for most of the summer and hang out with their dad and that was pretty cool. Each day they had an hour of bible study and prayer time together, and another half hour of reading time. Dirt did such a great job with the kids. I once attended their bible study and was impressed to have received a hand-out that went along with the passage we were studying.
Since Dirt received the job offer, we've really reflected on these last seven months and we both feel that it was an important time for us, individually, and as a couple. Losing more than half of a family income can be stressful for families and marriages, but we never felt it. We didn't worry, we didn't fight, we didn't blame, we just stuck together and focused on what God had in store for us, ever knowing that He was caring for us. We learned to trust Him and rely on Him. I'm not saying we've got that mastered, I'm just saying we've taken a baby step, and we've taken it together.
We are feeling so very blessed right about now.