Saturday, December 6, 2008

Change of Plans (again) ...

So, have you ever heard the saying, "We make plans, and God laughs"?
I feel like that has been our lives for 2008.

Everytime we come up with a new plan for our lives, our Heavenly Father intervens and lets us know that plan isn't what we're supposed to be doing so, we patiently go back to square one and try out a different plan, which is how we are supposed to go through life ... right? Trial and Error with guidance from the Holy Ghost. Atleast, that's how I've always done it. I can't remember where I heard it but, I was once told that we should continue living our lives until it doesn't work out or until it doesn't feel right - and that's always worked for me.

A few months ago when we were planning on moving to Mesa, things just didn't work out. We never heard back from any jobs, the houses we kept wanting to rent just never worked out, we just couldn't figure out a way to get down there. Then, Kameron was offered the Mi Casa job so, we decided to stay here.

After a few months at the tortilla factory we just felt like Thatcher isn't supposed to be our home anymore. Kameron's job wasn't working out how we had hoped it would and we were just ready for some change. I felt like a hermit crab sitting in our house all day and I was really ready for a change of pace. Kameron's job was full of stress everyday and no rewards were ever given for all his hard work. We just felt like there were bigger and better things for us somewhere else.

So, once again we started the process of applying for jobs, looking for housing and praying about where we should head. We knew that we were going to have to be patient with the whole process and that our Heavenly Father would take care of us. But, after several weeks of it we started getting frustrated - we weren't hearing back from anyone and we just felt so stuck. We were going week to week on minimal pay with empty promises from Kameron's boss and it was really starting to wear on us.

Finally, Kameron mentioned moving to Sierra Vista. At first I was really resistant to the idea, I didn't know if I wanted to live so far from my mom while living so close to Kameron's parents - would it be fair? But, after thinking about it more and more and saying several prayers - I felt really good about moving to Sierra Vista. We started focusing all our job-searching in that area and found lots of options hoping that we would soon have something promising to get us out of Thatcher.

Last Sunday, as we walked home from church, Kameron told me that he felt like we needed to move to Sierra Vista even if he doesn't have a job. Boy - what a leap of faith that would require!! I wasn't sure how it would be possible. On Monday, we both talked to each other and just KNEW that we needed to move to Sierra Vista soon. We sat down and talked about it and decided that we could live with his parents until he found a job that would support us and we could move out on our own. So far, everything is working out perfectly and things are falling into place, everything just seems right and I feel so blessed to be on the right track - which could only be possible with the help of the Lord.

I am one who hates change, hate it. So, I am a little afraid of this whole journey but, it will be really good for our family to experience something different. So, as of December 13, we will sadly leave Thatcher and begin a new family journey in Sierra Vista. Until then, this is what I have to look at ...



boxes, boxes everywhere.
Oh, how I HATE packing!

18 comments:

Candace said...

SIERRA VISTA or BUST BABY!!! AWESOME!! See ya in 3 1/2 years!! GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING!!!

Heather said...

Wow, what a ride you've had! How nice to finally have peace and an assurance that you're on the right track, though. Good luck!

The Solomon Fam said...

That's kinda how I felt about Roger joining the Army. It was a major leap of faith, but wow was it the right thing for us. I hope everything goes well in S.V. I'll bet his parents are so excited to have youand their cute grandson around.

Sara said...

Sorry you have to move, but I'm sure it will be a good thing for you! We moved a week ago, and parts of our new place STILL look like that... lots of luck!

Susan said...

WOW! How exciting - it's like a big adventure! Personally, I wouldn't mind living in SV at all - I love it there!!! Maybe we'll end up there too someday!

Sean and Erin said...

Ugh, I feel ya on the boxes thing! I HATE HATE HATE moving...but that's what I'll be doing all week :) You're such a great example of faith! I don't know if I could ever do that, but I know that everything will work out for you guys. I know how Cameron feels about being unappreciated at his job...that was me for a year and a half, but at least he got out of it sooner! I wish you guys the best!

Tawna said...

Good luck on your move! I admire your faith! After moving to SV, I'm sure you will be doing some shopping in Tucson....make sure you give me a call!

Jessie and Byron said...

Good luck with the move, I enjoy shopping in Sierra Vista, thats where we ALWAYS do our Black Friday shopping because its got MOST of the main stores but not ALL the people, PLUS my grandma lives near there so we go there for Thanksgiving, good luck!!

Spencer and Marlee said...

YEAH!! I am so excited for you guys to live here!! It is so fun! I bet your in-laws are so so excited!! If we weren't in the Spanish branch we would be in the same ward!! BUMMER!!! Although, we will just live up the road from you!
I know it is hard to move to a new place! It's not fun to say bye to good friends and all the memories! What a giant leap of faith you are taking!! What a good wife!

Franknkaren said...

Wow, you are going to be SO busy! If you need any help packing or cleaning let me know. Yeah, change is tough but exciting too! Especially if things aren't right where you're at. I'm sad you guys are leaving Thatcher because we were just starting to hang out again! I'm sure it will be great for you guys though. Good luck!

Grooving Gartners said...

I feel that same way with Matt and Home Depot; not enough pay and LOTS of stress. I think we are starting to see the silver lining, but maybe it is just another hill in the distance :/ Good luck in your new town.

Jeremiah and Heidi said...

I hate paking too! But every time we have moved I think our life has changed for the better. Good luck with everything.

Maranda Whittle said...

Wow, good luck with everything. Hopefully you'll still be able to blog at your in-laws house!

JR and Steph said...

I am so sad that you are leaving.I am going to miss you so much but I am so excited for you guys. I bet you will love it over there and the nice thing is you and Kameron will get to go on lots of dates with his parents right there.

emily said...

sounds like you are approaching this the absolute right way.... Hang in there! I hate hate hate packing, too. You'll find peace and a new home soon. You will!!

Kelly said...

wow, you're brave, and full of faith. i'm excited to hear (and see!) how it all pans out. it's going to be great! :o)

Maren said...

hooray for you guys! there are so many young couples that live there and so many EAC friends. you are going to love it! good luck! i will have to call you when we are there at christmas time!

Lisl and Stephen said...

Of course that means you'll be in my old ward, and my sister is there too. Her son is a little older than Kason, so they'll be in nursery together, that would be exciting. And if you ever get so bored because of being at home, you're not alone. My sister is at home a lot too.

We lived with my parents for 18 months (it honestly was a good 18 months, we were happy, and things got better for us, and that made us be able to move here) and now my sister and her little family live with my parents. (Heidi looks just like me, but taller, but her hair isn't as red as mine)

You're going to love SV, and lately I have been homesick for it. And you don't need me to tell you SV is a huge step up from Thatcher. Tell Kameron to check out SVPS if he isn't finding something he likes. Stephen, and Heidi's hubby have both worked for them, and it did get both of them a better push toward what they really wanted to do.

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