When we started this journey a few months ago I would have to say it was a giant leap of faith! As I look back over the past 10 months, first I am amazed it has been that long already. Second, I am amazed at how much God has taught me through all of this....I wouldn't change that part for anything!!!!
When Sam sent his application in to Harvest, honestly I never thought in a million years we would be going. It is a very rigorous process and I just wasn't sure that we were "good enough" for what they wanted. I then realized that taking away all of the human aspects of things there is a God who has a much bigger plan for us than I could ever dream!
Since we submitted to this new phase of calling in our lives I can't begin to explain how everything is falling together. It was such an overwhelming feeling once we knew it was a go. Moving....for only 5 months....12 hours away....to the cold north! Our first prayer was to work something out with our van. Our van is 12 years old with about 130,000 miles on it. It doesn't have a lot of miles, but has several issues that we live with, but weren't comfortable driving it that far and knowing it would be reliable. I got a phone call from a friend last week and we were "catching up" and she then asked me about our van. I told her we were still praying about either trading it in or getting it fixed. She said, "that's why I called.....we want our mechanic to look at it." Long story short, they will pay up to $1000 to get whatever needs to be fixed. So, our van goes to the shop today--please pray with us that it will be no more than $1000.
Then, someone called me Friday and asked if we would be stopping on our way to Chicago. They offered to book a hotel for us in Kentucky with points her husband had earned from traveling. Once again, God has provided without people really knowing our specific needs. There are a few other small blessings....hand me downs that are the exact fit and in perfect shape, great deals on some homeschool books.
I just want to remind you that there were days in the last 10 months that I was not really sure about what the future held. I just knew that God was in control and that HE was able to work things out for HIS good. There were days that I just couldn't see how we would work things out....but now I look back and see how God was working through it all. I am just so overjoyed in my heart and excited to see what God does.