Just like life always does, it changes. For some its health. Or family dynamics. Trials here and there. Jobs. Our family has seemed to see it all. I don't feel picked on, though. Because honestly, it happens all around us. And when I think of that, our family really hasn't seen it all.
I see someone post something on Facebook about something challenging happening in their lives. Someone losing a job. Or watching a loved one go through cancer. Someone has been in an major accident. Or I hear someone at church give a talk and they mention they have lost a loved one to death. Or even worse I know of those who have loved ones that are still alive but only barely and they worry they will lose them to drugs anyday. The pain of divorce. The texts from friends who feel completely alone. I have been through some of this yet some of it I'm grateful to say I have not. And I feel I can't complain about moving for the 15th time.
Is it really 15? I'm starting to lose track. At least we seem to keep moving to the same states. Only 5 states at this point.
And we get to go as a family. So I'm grateful for that. David has only been on a few jobs where he went and we stayed and we are not a fan of that. I would rather us all be together. So off to Oklahoma we go!
So here's the scoop:
We were only back from our trip to Oklahoma for 2 days when David got a call from a headhunter. Mind you, he wasn't looking for a job. He likes his current job. He tells her that he is happy where he is at but then she starts telling him that this company does temple remodels. He perks up at that because he has done one other temple (Salt Lake City) before and he loved it. A completely different experience when it comes to construction. She then tells him that they are in the works of doing the Oklahoma City temple remodel. What? That is where David and I were married!
Later he tells me about this phone call. I don't want to move again. I love our neighborhood and I really like our house. Plus, I just don't want to move our older boys away from their friends. But he's talking about the place we were married! That is special! But David tells me right away that this headhunter was just telling him of places and things this company has done. He says, "Seriously, honey, I bet there is like 2% chance of them even considering me for that. That remodel is happening soon and I'm sure they have people in place."
Still, even though I don't really care to move, I want him to put his resume in just in case. And what do you know? The very next day the Vice President of the company calls David and says that they need a Project Engineer for the Oklahoma City Temple remodel! It was funny listening to David retell me this. He said that he literally said out loud, "You've got to be kidding me!" I'm sure the man on the other line had to think he wasn't impressed or something at first so David quickly told him that he said that and was so shocked because we were married there, his wife's family was there and we literally just got back from vacation from there!
I could go on and on with the little things that have happened since then. But I don't really need to.
I don't believe in coincidences. Well, maybe if they happened every great once in awhile but there are too many things that led to this for it not to be an obvious sign from our Father in Heaven. I'm used to moving by now. And I'm not even worried about it. I did, however, really worry about Levi and credits since he is just starting high school but even that has worked out. I have had my questions answered and all will be alright. Just like David told me from the beginning when I started to really get worried about messing things up for Levi, his grades, and college. Everything will work out.
And it is.