22 April 2014

celebrating Brad's next job!

You likely know by now about Brad's new job at the Cora Reid Green Home for Children.

I can barely figure out how to put into words the magnificent way this came together.  Brad did not submit an application for this job.  Nor did the board of directors post an opening.

Sometime last fall I asked Brad about what his preferred job would be.  Without hesitation, he listed off working for a CAFO organization or working for a non-profit here in town in the field of orphan care/foster care.  So, when he got an email two weeks ago about this job out-of-the-blue; we knew God was revealing His behind-the-scenes work.
 
"The steps of a man are established by the Lord, And He delights in his way." Psalm 37:23 NASB

Brad will have a lot of work to do in order to get the organization up and running.  It has been in a bit of limbo for awhile.  The original intent was to provide a safe place for children that come in to foster care.  As you know, sometimes children sit in government offices all day waiting for a foster home.  In some counties, they may end up waiting at the police station.  The Cora Reid Green Home was started to ensure no more children would have to endure that situation.  Over time, they have expanded to include a variety of services and resources to foster children.  They have decided its time to refocus on the original mission.  Brad will be writing a business plan in the coming weeks to build a solid foundation for what comes next.  {I will be organizing a prayer team for the organization, hopefully by the end of the week.}

We'll be living in the home that the organization owns.  We've been approved for an extension to stay in our home on-post until the other home is renovated.  Which means the boys will finish the school year at their school and we won't have to drive across town for drop-off + pick-up.  Also, the board of directors has said that we can pick paint colors and what not.  Brad and I have never ever painted a single room in any of the homes we've lived in.  This is just one teeny-tiny detail that astounds me.

We found out on February 5, 2014, that Brad's last official day in the Army would be April 29, 2014 - one week from today.  Yesterday, God showed us that He had provided for us beyond what we could've imagined.  I'm giddy and grateful and flat-out amazed.  I'm replaying my prayers over the last six months or so, lingering over sacred moments of assurance that He generously gave me along the way.  I'm delighted that God has chosen this for our family.  I'm so proud of Brad for following hard after God; expecting Him to provide something just-right. 

What do you do when you can't stretch your hands high enough to the heavens to show your praise?

What do you do when you can't bow your face low enough to show your awe?

I just keep praising Him.  Its enough to make me come undone.  I'm humbly grateful for every prayer offered on behalf of our family throughout this process.  I cherish each text, phone call, and FB "like" that has celebrated this good news with us.  I just keep praising Him for the good gifts He has given us.  Ever aware that we deserve none of it.  

Of course, I have a song to go with it.


Multiplied - NEEDTOBREATHE

Your love is like radiant diamonds
Bursting inside us we cannot contain
Your love will surely come find us
Like blazing wild fires singing Your name

God of mercy sweet love of mine
I have surrendered to Your design
May this offering stretch across the skies
And these Hallelujahs be multiplied

Your love is like radiant diamonds
Bursting inside us we cannot contain
Your love will surely come find us
Like blazing wild fires singing Your name

God of mercy sweet love of mine
I have surrendered to Your design
May this offering stretch across the skies
And these Hallelujahs be multiplied

2 comments:

  1. SO EXCITED for you and your family ;-)

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    1. Thank you Cynthia! We are SO EXCITED too, and its fun to have people share in that excitement with us! :)

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