Friday, October 31, 2008

Already November...

I can't believe tomorrow is November 1! Where has the time gone...?
Things are going really, really well around here. The last few months have been pretty negative for us, with not a lot of good stuff happening. But things seem to be turning around for us, finally. The big news is my change of position at work. Starting tomorrow morning, I'm the newest assistant manager in the kitchen! Meaning a complete change of schedule, and a raise! We're pretty happy about that! Next week we're going to the twin cities Tuesday night and all day Wednesday, and we're really looking forward to it. Wednesday is an important day for us and we really wanted to get away and have some time for us. It's also a good chance to start a new chapter, which I really feel like we're finally able to do that. Those of you who know why next Wednesday is so important can probably see why we finally get to close this chapter and move on. I feel a huge weight already lifting off me, which made me realize now how much this has been affecting me for the past 7 1/2 months. But it's time to move on. I'm feeling really positive and content, and I think it's about time!
We're in the midst of making our plans for Thanksgiving, which we're really excited for. It'll be really good to see family and just another chance to get away.
School is going well. I still have a lot left to do, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, which is encouraging! Justin's getting things in place to go back in the fall, so that'll be another change for us to adjust to.
Please pray for us in the next few weeks for travel safety. We'll be heading to the cities next week and then out to CO for Thanksgiving. Our car is still doing great, so pray that nothing breaks, and that gas stays so low!
Thanks all.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

October prayer requests

Hi all-
We have a few things we'd appreciate prayer for this month. Thanks.
~ As always, finances. Just pray that we'll be wise with our money and that as the holiday season approaches and expenses increase, we'll be secure and able to enjoy time with our family.
~ Travel. I'm traveling to the cities and home this weekend, so just pray that the roads are safe and the car is in good shape. Also, gas prices are falling! Pray (for all of us!) that prices will stay down and/or keep falling to ease the pressure of traveling across the country for Thanksgiving.
~ School. I'm starting to really stress everything I have to finish in not very much time, so just pray that I'll be able to keep my sanity as I wrap up my college career and that I'll get everything done. I have a lot of papers to write, including a 15-20 page research paper, and I want them to be the best I can produce, so pray that I can do that!
~ Patience and trust in God's plan. Many of you know what we've gone through in the past few months and how rough the next few weeks will be (and if you don't know, please don't ask, just pray for us anyway). I'm trying very hard to trust in God's plan for it all and remember that He has a reason for everything.

Thanks all.