Thursday, August 27, 2015
A little over 3 years ago, this was us. Our little family. I'll never forget that year. It was a tough season but yet it was full of as much joy as there was heartache. We were struggling in our marriage and financially. We had alot of days of "I love you, but I really don't like you." Jason was hardly ever home as he was working so hard at his job that required long hours with his students he loved so much. We had a 6,4, and 2 year old that saw him for very short moments on the evenings and weekends.
One night, Jason came home and told me he was done. He felt God telling him to retire from teaching in the public school system. He had no idea what he was going to do next but he knew without a doubt it was the right thing to do. I remember thinking he was crazy...I was scared...and had so many doubts, but yet as I looked at my husband, I still remember God telling me this: "Laura....trust Me. And trust your husband.Follow him....allow him to lead you and your family. I have plans and purposes for your family and I will never leave you or forsake you at any time." So I did. I followed my husband and I trusted him even when I couldn't see what was up ahead.
We did a crazy thing. We listened to God when the rest of the world thought we were nuts. And today? Today we are a changed family because of my husband. He was offered a job shortly after he walked away from his career. A job with an amazing company in a complete different field of work. A company that has been so good to my man. They have believed in him, had grace with him as he is learning, taught him so much, and have supported and encouraged him every step of the way.
Today our family has been blessed beyond what we could ever imagine. The night my husband decided to be radical and take a leap of faith was the night everything changed for us. Today we are on the road to financial freedom....we are almost debt free....our marriage is rock solid (but not perfect)....and our 3 kiddos are experiencing what it's like to have a Daddy in the picture more than not.
Can I just encourage you? Sometimes the journey goes a little bit different than we expected. Sometimes we have to take radical leaps of faith to see life changes for the better. But always? We have to trust God that He knows way better than we do. He loves us so much and His ways are so much better than our ways. I am so grateful to be where we are today.....all because one man wanted to leave a beautiful legacy of faith and courage for his family.