Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Update

I know, I know, I have been a horrible blogger lately! But if I'm being honest, I just haven't felt like blogging. Things are CRAZY at the Johnson house right now and we are just trying to keep our heads above water right now. Travis found out in early August that his job would end on September 30. After discussing different options, Travis and I decided we would move to Harlingen at the end of October for various reasons. Travis has some on the side construction jobs he is planning on doing during October to help pay the bills. Obviously if the house sells our plans will change accordingly. Speaking of the house, we decided to go ahead and put a leasing option on it as well to try to get something going. So hopefully by the end of October we will have a contract to sell or lease the house. Please pray for our house situation because this could put a very significant strain on our finances and lives.

We have also decided that we will be living with Travis' parents for awhile in order to get settled and be in a better position to buy a house or build- whatever we decide. They have graciously offered to house us and hopefully we won't drive them totally crazy. We also decided that I would need to find some part time work in order to make ends meet so I updated my resume and sent it to the main accounting firm in Harlingen. I received a call the very next day and they seemed very willing to accomodate me even with just wanting to work part time. This was very reassuring to hear because I didn't know how willing they would be to have someone they don't know come in and work part time. I still haven't interviewed, but will sometime in October when we get moved down there.

We still believe 100% that God has called us to Harlingen. He just hasn't carved an easy path for us to get there. We have been presented with many obstacles and we are just trusting God to get us through and provide for our every need. But it is hard sometimes, but that is what faith is. We believe that our faith is really going to be tested, but it is going to grow like it never has.

Travis is currently in Ecuador on a mission trip with his men's bible study. They are working hard doing construction projects in the area. They teamed up with a family that lives down there and is supported by our church. He has called twice just to let me know he is okay, but I am really looking forward to hearing all about his trip once he returns. He will be coming home on Saturday. In the mean time I brought the boys to Tyler to hang out with my parents and to avoid being at home by myself! The boys are having a great time with their Gram and Papa and we have done lots of fun things. I'm also pretty sure that they have had ice cream every day they have been here. But I have been spoiled too- Mom took me to get a pedicure and we went shopping for the boys. We also are glad the rain bands from the hurricane decided to avoid our area. They were expecting 10-15 inches of rain here, but the hurricane didn't end up reaching us here. Thank God!

Well, that is all for now. I will have to upload some pictures from our trip when I get home on Thursday. I promise I will be better about blogging!

3 comments:

Callie said...

I'm SOOO glad you're blogging again!! Can't wait to see pics from your trip and can't WAIT till girl's weeend - WHOOP!

The Guess Family said...

Hi Sarah,

Hang in there, we will be praying for you guys.

:)

brickmomma said...

when we moved back to cs we lived with john's parents for 23 months whiel we got settled, more financially secure. It was a blessing haveing those gparents so close by!!!!!! but prayers were also quite necessary!!