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Life Changing…

Recently, Will was approached and offered a position at BYU in the School of Engineering.    He told me about it in the morning and said he needed to know within the day.  You can probably imagine me standing in the kitchen when I heard the news. We prayed together and he left.  I got my answer crystal clear within a few hours as my daughter sang a Primary song while skipping around my island in my kitchen.  I will go.  I will do the things the Lord commands.  I know the Lord provides a way.  He wants me to obey.  Those words stopped me dead in my tracks  and filled my eyes with tears.  I felt such an overwhelming feeling of gratitude to my Heavenly Father for caring enough to answer my question.  I assumed a big question would take a really long time to find an answer.  What if I didn’t know the words to that song?  What if Annie was never given the opportunity to go to church to learn that song?  How then would He have answered me so quickly?  Tender mercies.

Now for some back story…  We had been praying about having more children.  I still feel like part of our family is missing.  I felt like this was one of those righteous desires of my heart and it was okay to ask for the Lord to provide a way for it to happen.  We knew  we needed to stay in San Diego to see Gracie’s doctors and therapists, San Diego is expensive and as a result you don’t see very large families here.  Three usually seems to be the max and that is commonly the result from people getting two boys or two girls and hoping one last time they might get something different. Yes, I know this is a gross generalization.  Often times people point out that Gracie must have been accidental since we already have one of each. *sigh*  Regardless, I got my yes and the distinct impressions that if things weren’t supposed to happen, it wouldn’t work out.  I guess I will give the rest of this story later.  Every good story has a twist right, and this one does…so stay tuned…

Lead me, guide me, walk beside me.  Help me find the way.  Teach me all that I must do, to live with Him someday.  We can’t ask and then be upset that He doesn’t answer us right away.  Maybe, we are making it too difficult for Him to give us an answer.  Maybe, He wants to answer us, but He has no way of answering us.  We are too busy.  We don’t give Him a venue.  We aren’t sitting still long enough to hear and be guided…

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5 Responses to “Life Changing…”

  1. Hila says:

    Well you have hinted at multiple things here… And maybe I’m dense, but I’m not 100% about what the changes will be, so I’m very excited for you and excited to hear about the new twists and adventures!!!

  2. Hila says:

    P.S. Love the picture :)!

  3. Bryn says:

    Exciting, exciting! Either option is awesome. You and Will make a great team. Can’t wait to hear what happens.

  4. roger says:

    So what it means is that someone else will have to start wearing a bow tie now to church (Yes, I know Buzz will wear one, but we need more!)! So when is departure?

  5. Julia C says:

    First, i LOVE that family pic! 2nd I love how your answer came! good luck in your new adventure!