The worst part is how it might look. Okay, that's not true. The worst part will be being apart from each other. Or, maybe the worst part will be having to be a single parent.
My husband is taking a job in another state.
Due to several factors, which include school and the house we own, we've decided that he will move on without us to begin with.
I will stay here and mother my 4 kids. He will go and start a new job.
We are choosing the best thing for us long term. Short term, it's going to be a hard year.
I will get my 3 boys started here in school. We are comfortable with our school. My son's allergy needs are well-managed and I have already met with his teacher. The schools where my husband will be working started last week.
We won't risk financial strain because of our house. We owe more on our house than it is worth. The timing isn't right to do anything with it. So, my kids and I will stay while my husband goes.
Maybe it will be until Christmas break. Most likely it will be until Summer break.
Separation is not a choice made lightly.
We are making hard choices. We are praying. We are planning each step we make. While I know that this is not the path I want, it is the path that we need to take.
I prayed, "I will live anywhere, if it helps us get out of debt." I had no idea I'd need to stay.
Sometimes the choices we have to make are hard. Sometimes the paths we have to take aren't easy. We feel the difficulty of this situation. I've been struggling quite a bit emotionally over it. And, while it's hard, I am certain that we are making good choices. We are depending on God- and we are thankful for the job opportunity that he's been given.
Humble hearts that are dependent on God make perseverance possible.
"He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way." Psalm 25:9
Separation for a time. Dedication forever.
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We'd love your prayers.
This is Part II of a 3 part series on Choices. To read Part I, go here: The Pain: Choice Part I.