I hope this new year has been amazing for you all. I know it has been wonderful for my husband and I.
We have so many great things happening in 2015 already and may share some later on during the year if possible. 🙂
One big change for 2015 is that M was able to start his dream job!! After two discouraging jobs, he sort of gave up and started going to school full time so he didn’t think much about applying for his dream job again..until I nudged him to re-consider it. 😛
Overall, we learned that it wasn’t our timing but God’s timing in everything and it works out perfectly for us now. 🙂
One of the things I’ve been struggling with is being thankful even when I don’t feel like being thankful. Especially if it is a financial reason to be annoyed or a bit upset about.
Yet I have to remember to be thankful because things could be a whole lot worse than they are at times. M could have just said no to trying to get medically retired and just been medically separated. If that had happened, we would have had to deal with a lot more hurdles than we have so far in regards to insurance, bills, and the intense financial stress that would have caused compared to the medical retirement which was stressful financially as well. In saying that, we only had three weeks to move in between the PEB’s decision of medical retirement and M’s orders being cut for us to leave our last duty station. Balancing trying to find a place to live, paying bills from our last duty station and our current location was very stressful for us as a couple and to our account especially with such short notice.
However the experience has helped us grow and since we are not in a winter wonderland (no snow here…), sometimes it is hard to grow accustom to what you are dealt with in regards to scenery. Ironically, I miss real winter weather where you have to wear layers of clothing in order to stay warm. M doesn’t and he is so happy about not dealing with snow anymore.
Overall, I am thankful for God’s provisions even when we have least expected it. It has come at His timing and for His purpose. 🙂
I can only complain so much but have to remember to “grow where we are planted”.
While visiting Winslow, M and I wanted to eat at a nice restaurant that had great reviews on Tripadvisor but also had a variety of food choices for everyone.
We chose Bojo’s Grill & Sports Club because it wasn’t far from our hotel and seemed to have a variety of food choices. The staff was very friendly and had great suggestions for us to try.
M tried the first suggestion that was given to him and he enjoyed it so much, he couldn’t finish it all.
It was a bit noisy but it was a great establishment and if we ever visit again, that is on our “food list”. 🙂
I had another post scheduled for today but I thought I would write what is in my heart, my thankful heart. 🙂
Today is my younger brother’s birthday. **I love you very much**
God has blessed his unique life with another year and even though he has special needs (I refuse to use the term disabled because in spirit, he is not), he is such an amazing guy.
My parents have given thanks again and again for all the blessings He has bestow upon them. Even with my brother’s challenges, they are still strong in their faith.
I’m thankful for my “baby brother” because he has shown that even with special needs, God has planted a gift in each of us…and it may not come out perfect or be easy in body but it is still a grateful heart.