This past week has been kind of crazy. I’m not a very good adjuster. I love change when it’s in an environment that does not directly affect my personal space. For example: I love change in the work place. I love a challenge, I love learning new things, I think its fun. I do not like change in my home environment. So needless to say, marriage has been a bit of an adjustment for me. I still love my husband like crazy though, don’t worry. Ever since I’ve gotten married people ask me two things 1)How marriage is 2) When we are having children and then they tell me a story about their own marriage experience – or “someone they knows story”. My favourite part of this conversation is usually the story at the end. This morning, when sharing some marriage advice with me, someone said ‘it’s really hard when you first get married, taking two different family lives and trying to merge them together.” Exactly, I think that is one of the most important things I have learned in my first two months of marriage, compromise is your friend. It’s a strange, exciting, new thing when two people come from two different worlds, two different ways they were raised, two different ways they always did things and try to come together and make a new home together. It’s quite the learning process and I am learning a lot about myself in the mix as well.
Something really amazing happened at the end of my week. For the last couple of weeks I have been feeling a little bit discouraged, not really sure what God has planned for me in regards to work, or where I was supposed to be. I didn’t get two jobs I interviewed for and was feeling stressed about that and not having full time work. I didn’t think I was going to get full time hours at the church this summer for camps and didn’t know if we could afford to have me do 3 weeks of camps volunteering for free. So, an old friend messaged me and I have another job interview Monday – and Friday I got a phone call saying someone had donated a significant amount of money to Children’s Ministries which allowed them to give me 5 weeks of full time work before and during summer camps. This was an answer to prayer for us. SO COOL. I was praying all week that something would happen in the job department for me and it did. God totally provided and it was so encouraging to me in a time where I was feeling very much uncertain about where I needed to be and why certain things were happening the way they were.
On another note, I saw an allergist a few weeks ago who informed me I was still allergic to chicken and am now allergic to soy, which is why I have been feeling like death for the past few months whenever I eat anything. I got used to the whole chicken thing but soy is in everything in the world – literally – go look at half your pantry labels and you will see I’m not exaggerating. So my blog may soon turn into a “how to cook without soy and chicken” blog. Stay tuned!