“Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.”
Isaiah 30:21 NASB
The Lord has been so good to us. Thane was hired by Valley Christian School this week! I’m still in shock. Overnight, life changed. But I can’t even process it. I know it in my head, but it hasn’t sunk in yet.
Here’s the timeline of what just happened:
Tuesday, 11/29: Thane saw online that Valley Christian School was looking to hire a Business Manager. VCS is the first school we visited this Fall when we were looking for a private school to send the kids to. At the time, we had no idea how we would ever be able to afford a private school next Fall. Thane was still home full-time, and he had no idea when he’d be able to work again. We had made good connections with the people at VCS because Thane asked more questions about the way the school was run than the average parent. And the school had made a good impression on us.
Wednesday, 11/30: Thane “felt compelled” (his words) to apply for the job after he got home from about 5 hours of volunteering for our church. That was already a long day for Thane, historically. He submitted his resume that evening.
Thursday, 12/1: Thane got a confirmation email in the morning from the principal. Then, he got a call in the afternoon to schedule an interview for the following Monday.
Monday, 12/5: Thane had his first interview. He thought it went well. He was completely honest about his medical history, even though he didn’t have to be.
Wednesday, 12/7: Thane got a call to schedule a second interview.
Monday, 12/12: Thane’s second interview went well. They said he would hear by Wednesday.
Tuesday, 12/13: Thane got a call with a job offer! Once again, he gets to be the Business Manager at a Christian K-12 school.
All of this has been surprisingly quick and easy. You know I’m usually the optimist, but even now I’ve got what Brené Brown calls “foreboding joy.” It’s like, “OK, where’s the rug that’s going to be pulled out from under me? It’s gotta be here somewhere.”
Then I think, not that “it’s about time” orb”I deserve this,” but that the Lord has obviously gone before us to lay out this soft, mossy path that’s lined with tulips because they’re Thane’s favorite flower and that’s just the kind of God He is. He wants to bless us. And He has! Even the hard things have been blessings because we know Him and each other better. We understand and love other people better now.
Now the temptation will be to think that we had anything to do with this thing called an income. I can already see myself worrying about bills, like God isn’t in charge anymore and it’s up to me to make the numbers work. Like I’m in control. Ha!