Monday, September 30, 2013

Autumn brings changes for our family!

My favorite season is finally here!  There are few times where I absolutely love to go outside - Spring is often times non existent or it lasts only a week, summer is very hot and humid, and winters here are very long and very, very cold.   Autumn, however, is perfect.  It reminds me of growing up in San Diego, only here we have beautiful changing leaves

Autumn seems to be the season of change for our family.   Last year at this time we bought a new (used) car (which is a big deal for us), we were getting ready to move into our first home,  and we were about to find out the gender of our new baby.  Soon after all the excitement, Gage lost his job and my pregnancy took a turn for the worse and left me in more pain than I ever experienced before.

Things go very well for a time then things get difficult and it's just the way life is, right? Without trials we would never learn to appreciate the good times.

My pregnancy left me with some damage that I don't know can ever be fixed, but we have a beautiful baby girl as a result! She's so amazing and every single day I just stare at her in amazement.  She is my little miracle baby.  I absolutely adore her!

Gage got a new job in January, then 7 months later he lost that job due to a lack of work for him.  This turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

One of his previous bosses from his last job helped him get a new job by not only informing Gage of this great job that was available but he also wrote a great letter of recommendation for him.  Several weeks and many interviews later, Gage got a job working for RAS in Sioux Falls! He's loving the job and for the first time ever I can say we are financially secure, which means less stress from month to month on how on earth we're going to get our bills covered.  What an enormous blessing that is!

Gage started his job last week on Monday, the 23rd.   I've resumed homeschooling Zoe four days a week, although now we do more improvising now that Gage isn't around to help with Avery when needed.   Zoe takes a lot of breaks in between her 3 subjects and that's perfectly fine.  This is Kindergarten after all!  On Fridays we attend Living Legacy Academy.  Zoe has 4 classes that she attends with her Kindergarten class.  I help my mother in law teach the Color Science class.

Other changes in addition to Gage's new job and homeschooling Zoe; I've signed up to attend a women's Bible Study for the first time in YEARS.  There is a study on Tuesday NIGHTS that is every other week! That means that I can actually pull off attending.  We're also going to be attending a new community group every other Monday night as an attempt to meet new people in our church.  I'm looking forward to this season :-)

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