"Friends are friends forever if the Lord's the Lord of them...and a friend will not say never, for the welcome will not end. Though it's hard to let you go, in the Father's hands we know, that a lifetime's not to long to live a friends."
-Michael W. Smith
That song by the gifted Christian artist Michael W. Smith talks about friends and moving on. It also speaks of the power of friendship. As people come in an out of our lives, what we make of that time matters.
I had a friend tell me to talk to God and hold him to his promises. Promises like this I received via email today:
“For I have plans for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for hope and a future…” Jeremiah 29:11
Since this process began over 2 weeks ago, the level of friends, both old and new, coming out in support has been amazing and a blessing to me. Daily check-in's, FB comments, texts...words of encouragement, and in some cases, job leads.
One of my friends said yesterday that I am being paid to stay at home and find a job. And that is what I am doing. Working at home, sending out resumes, following up on leads, learning about new things online and looking at schools. Now I see opportunity and a chance to improve my situation for myself and my kids. To find something with regular hours, or work closer to home.
Just an update, while I take a quick break to write this posting.