“How abundant is your goodness which you have stored up for those who fear you.”
Darin was unexpectedly laid off from his job in March, but ended up accepting another exciting opportunity by April’s end. It’s an amazing story of faith and trust, a one and a half year journey that led us to where we are now. God has taught me so much during this time. And I am so proud of my husband and so grateful for God’s provision in our lives. It brings me to tears to think about it.
Instead of starting his new job right away, he decided to take some time off. An entire month. It was so nice to have him home. He got up every morning with me to see the kids off to school, driving or walking them to the bus stop with me. He came along to all of the school functions and had lunch with Eli at school on his birthday. He took both Evie and Eli to the doctor while I was working to get them checked out and picked up prescriptions. He took almost daily walks with me and Leo. He also got a lot of things done around the house. We took advantage of our day alone time while the kids were at school and grabbed coffee and lunch and drove to South Minneapolis and took walks around the lakes and shopped and spent a lot of time sitting on our front porch. Other than the week and a half we were both sick, it was absolutely lovely.
Today is his first day at his new job and I miss him. I know that sounds sappy. And I thought I might miss my alone time during the week while he was home. But having him here was just so nice. I know it was an incredible gift that I don’t take for granted. It made me feel very thankful for him and my little family and our time together. And thankful for this next chapter that we are starting today.