Monday, January 31, 2011


This last year has been challenging: with the recession came a fast decline in work for my hubby. He went from a high-demand water truck owner to one in a crowd...waiting for the call, any call...that there was work.

Any in Utah, work back east, anyone want a big/expensive water party??? Comfortable living went to cutting back on a few "only if it is a necessity!"

Prayers, lots of them...and then some more.

We looked, he called, and called some more and then one day an opportunity: a remodel job with his brother-in-law.

Something! Not water-truck work, but any work at this point is fantastic!

Prayers of thanksgiving, prayers for guidance, prayers for help...can we make all the numbers work, somehow??

More cutting back...can we cut back any more??? Grateful for food storage, grateful for prayer, grateful for our family! Realizing what really are necessities and what are luxuries. More prayers, of course...uncertainty at what the future will bring, where do we go from here?
In retrospect, we can see all along the way...we were blessed, daily, hourly, overwhelmingly!
In December, days before business loan default, the water trucks finally have a buyer! More uncertainty, stepping into the unknown, letting go and relying on our faith. More blessings, an abundant Christmas, overwhelming generosity. Tears of joy.
A feeling of peace, knowing that we are being watched over, that we will be okay. There is One over all who is over us.
Remodel job nearing the end...and now a job offer. Production management. New product, but similar routine as previous employment (back when we were newly-weds).
More prayers of thankfulness, some uncertainty-more stepping into the unknown, lots of gratitude...
We are finding out (some of us are slow learners) that in all our uncertainty and worry, there is one sure pattern: we are continually watched over, our needs are known, and that happiness comes from letting go of the guise of security and realizing that true security comes through faith and trust in our Father, who we can confidently depend on.
Of that, I am certain.

1 comment:

  1. Jana, all I can say is AMEN! It is a life changing experience to rely soley on the Lord and watch His hand in your life! Hope things continue to look up.