Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In the Details

Toward the end of last year the husband started talking about looking for a new job.  I won't go into the details but it was clear to both of us that it was time for him to move on.  

He began looking for job openings that he felt he was qualified to do.  Not much time went by at all before he came across an opening at a company called St. Jeans.

Knowing this position would require us to move I told him to go for it anyway.  Andrew is one of those crazy people who actually enjoys interviewing.  Weird, I know. 

 I felt like going on the interview would be good for his morale.  And I guess I believed nothing would come of it so it didn't really matter.

One interview led to another and to another.  Before I knew it I had to make a decision.  I had two choices.  I could throw a fit and tell my husband he needed to wait until something else came up that didn't require me to leave a job and people that I absolutely LOVE!  

There's not a doubt in my mind that he would have done that for me.  

Or I could put on my big panties and make this sacrifice for my husband.  Besides the good far outweighed the bad.

Don't get me wrong.  Tears were shed.  I'm not a fan of change.  But somewhere amidst the tears I began to feel a peace about the situation that could only come from believing we were doing exactly what we were supposed to be doing.

Since the decision was made for Andrew to accept the job and for us to move I've seen God work out the smallest of details in ways I never would have imagined.

I can't help but smile and praise Him when I think about it.

We thought we had found a rent house for Andrew in our new home town.  The weekend we drove up to look at it, we learned that it wasn't going to be available.  We asked our contact if he knew anyone else who might have a house for rent.  He gave us a name and number of a guy who had three for rent.

We made plans to meet up the next day with this guy but decided to go ahead and drive by the house that seemed the most appealing to us.  Just as we were driving by the home owner pulled into the driveway.  He was there to do some work.  He had put in brand new floors and completely repainted the walls.  The owner was happy to let us come in and look around.  The second Andrew and I walked in we knew it was perfect.  It was exactly what we were looking for including a fenced in back yard for Lib & Lincoln.  The price was an unbelievably good deal.  Andrew moved in a few weeks later and we now affectionately call the house House B.

God was in the details.

A few weekends ago we decided to go walk the docks to see if there were any boats for sale.  We knew exactly what we wanted.  Andrew had done all his research.  If you know my husband that doesn't surprise you. :)  As we were walking the docks we stumbled upon a boat for sale.  It was the exact boat we had said we wanted.  The price?  Another great deal!  It was practically new.  It only has about 30 hours of use on it.  Things fell into place and before we knew we were boat owners.

God was in the details.

January came and went before we ever cleaned House A (where I live) and got it listed.  We needed to get it sold to free up some finances.  Living in two houses can be expensive.  

Monday Andrew called me at work.  The lady who works in the cubicle next to him heard conversations about how we live in two separate places.  They got to talking and she told Andrew both her children live in the town House A is located in and were looking for homes.  We cleaned up the house and her son came by Sunday night to check it out.  He fell in love with the house and is buying it!!!  

We are so thankful that selling our home was this simple.  

God was in the details.

When I started teaching at HG six years ago I inherited A LOT of stuff from the teacher before me.  I have used about 1/4 of the stuff and the rest as traveled with me from classroom to classroom over the years.  It was good stuff that I couldn't bring myself to throw away, but I wasn't using it.  This last summer I decided my goal was to declutter my classroom.  I was going to get rid of all that stuff I wasn't using.  And that is exactly what I did.  I now believe God was preparing me even then for this move.  It is a stress I won't have to deal with when it comes time to pack up my classroom.  I won't feel guilty for leaving a ton of stuff for a new teacher to sort through.

God was in the details.

There are countless other ways that God has shown himself through this moving process.  It reaffirms for me that we are doing what He has called us to do.  That makes saying goodbye and moving a little easier.

I know that He is already working out the plans of where, what, and who I will be teaching next year.  I can't wait to watch and He continues to be in the details.


  1. He is SO good! Life is an adventure when we walk with Him! Enjoyed reading about yours.

  2. WOW!! God is in the details of your life!! Happy for you:) hugs

  3. Elaina,
    Reading this made me remember how things like this happened for us when we moved to Stockholm. Every single little thing fell into place and I absolutely knew that it was God telling us to keep going. Now that we are coming to the point where we may be moving again, I am praying that we have a repeat of God "in the details" again. I am so happy that everything is working out so well for you. Especially in selling your house so fast! That's fantastic!