I just submitted an application to become a community leader over at (in)Courage. You know them, don’t you? They are the online part of Dayspring, which is part of Hallmark, those lovely card and gift people. Anyway, this was 10 minutes that was 11 years in the making. The story is really quite remarkable in the way that only God can weave a fabric so complete with such subtle details. The warp and weft of life are amazing. Here’s how it goes:
In 2001 we moved to Chicago for my husband to start a new job. It was quite ironic. Several years earlier his bank in New Orleans had been bought out. Instead of going with the new bank and moving to Ohio he found a job in NC. We were there for just over 2 years until it was bought out. While there, the OH bank bought a Chicago bank and moved their headquarters there. We said what a good thing it had been that we went to NC, otherwise we would’ve had to move to Chicago just a few months later. Who would want to do that?? J
So, like a lot things that we think we have planned well another curve ball was headed our way. This bank was bought out by a Canadian bank. Eventually, another job would have to be located – and it was. In OH! Not the first bank (remember they are in Chicago now), but another in the same city. We were there for a total of 8 months. The job was a nightmare and not at all what my wonderful husband had thought he was getting into. Guess what?? We would be onto
his our 6th
bank in as many years.
I’ll give you three guesses where we went. What? You only need one? We were on our way to Chicago in April of 2001. It gets better. The job was with the bank that he would’ve eventually been working for if we had gone with the buyout in New Orleans. I told you it was ironic. We would’ve gotten there 3 years earlier, but that wasn’t the plan for us.
What happens next is the start of this journey. Come back to see how it unfolds. I promise you it is truly a story only God could write and that I have just been made to see a part. Stick with me for this.