Transitions (Part 3… More Waiting, More Pondering)

Scripture References;

If I live at the eastern horizon [or] settle at the western limits, even there Your hand will lead me;Your right hand will hold on to me.  Psalm 139:9-10 HCSB

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?  Romans 8:26-31 KJV

Well, more has happened since I last wrote about our situation.

Our daughter had to see a TMJ specialist this past week. They fitted her for a new guard, and gave her a temporary one.  She goes back March 22nd, and then will have to go for monthly adjustments for awhile. Since that visit her pain actually got worse. We called and  they said she would have to stop wearing it. I really hope the guard they are making for her will bring relief. I wish we didn’t have to wait till the 22nd.  I am so thankful that she is homeschooled, and has the privilege of scheduling her school day around it.  She often has trouble falling asleep, so we let her sleep as late as she needs to, so that she will not go without too much rest. Thurdays are an exception. She is a childcare worker at a ladies Bible study those mornings. She loves her job.

We also have recently experienced some financial challenges.  We found out that this year our income will be dropping due to some things that we just learned about a few weeks ago. We also found out that TMJ treatment is not covered on our insurance.  Last week’s initial examination was over $2,000. Luckily we had just gotten our income tax return.  We had hoped it would be used to lower our debts,  but it looks like we are going to have to look to other possible solutions for that. We, like so many others right now, are making cut backs.

I am also thinking about going back to work. I had thought that I would wait until our daughter went to college, but I might just go ahead and start back very soon.  If  I do return to work, I will continue to homeschool her. She will be 16 this summer, and like many other homeschooled children, she has worked independently since she was around 9th grade. Homeschoolers often refer to this  as  a transitionary period where the parent’s roll changes from that of teacher to facilitator….those are just fancy words we use to say “The kid knows as much or more than I know, and she knows how to go looking for what she needs to know.  Ready or not, Here she comes!” …LOL…   We went through this with our son around 8th grade, and he did just fine.

My father-in-law is continuing to decline. It is a sad time, and wish we could be there more often.

Well, I guess that is all for now. The Lord is faithful, and we are okay.  I am so thankful that He is helping us to see His hand guiding us and holding us.

I filled out a couple of job applications Friday, and will be filling out another tomorrow morning.  I appreciate your prayers.

Looking unto Jesus,

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  1. March 24, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Reblogged this on Moore to Ponder and commented:

    All of my posts with “Transitions” in the title share a little about me and my family. I thought I would re-blog them, so my readers would have the opportunity to get to know me a little better and follow along on the journey I have been on since February of 2010.

  2. Debbie said,

    March 25, 2014 at 1:57 am

    So many challenges and changes in life. We would never make it without Jesus! Thank you for sharing!
    Love and prayers,

    • March 26, 2014 at 3:39 am


      I somehow missed this comment. Your life is a beautiful testimony to that.


  3. theywhoseek said,

    March 26, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Wow so many challenges at one time. I found myself praying for you and your family. Then I looked at the date and saw that it was four years ago. I will keep reading to see how God answered your prayers and to see if you have new ones for today. I am so thankful God is gracious and always provide us a way through the our rough seas and troubled waters. ~ Blessings in Jesus ~

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