Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wow, God!

My pastor is fond of saying, "Wow, God!" when anything amazing happens. I said it myself over and over yesterday and woke up with the words on my lips again today.

In August of 2007, my husband lost his job as Director of Construction for a national home building company. In desperation, we took a job last fall in S. C. for a church building company where we lived six weeks in a hotel surrounded by strangers. Eventually, we returned to Florida and the home we needed to care for still. More jobless months passed, and finally he found another construction position that again lasted only months.

Before we moved to Florida, we had owned our own construction company for almost twenty years. I was so happy when we left it behind to work for a company--and get paid benefits and bonuses and paid time off. But seven years later, after hundreds of sent job applications and a handful of interviews, I gave in to God's plan.

For the past seven and a half weeks, we have been waiting on the state to activate my husband's contractor's license. Yesterday, after spending some encouraging time with my writer friend, I pulled into the driveway to find my husband standing near his pick-up truck.

"Is something wrong?" He wore a look on his face I couldn't place.

"Look on my door of the truck."

His business signs. The signs I'd ordered two months ago that had waited on the refrigerator like a child for a hand now hung on the door panels.

Wow God!

I don't know what our future holds but I do know this. Every other door we tried to go through stayed closed except for this one. I'm praying God has a few more Wows for us ahead as we pick our way through this new adventure. But if I know God, I'm sure he does.

Please check out our new company: www.tiffanycontractors.com

20 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Wow is right! Congrats. Going to check out the company now. :)

Susan Storm Smith said...

I love praise reports! WOW GOD is right. Depending on the Lord is one thing--but Trusting Him is another. So very excited for the both of you!

Makes me just want to stand up and dance!!

giddymomof6 said...

COOL! How exciting for you guys! It sounds like it has been a rough road! I wish you many contracting opportunities!

BeckyJoie at Leaders in Learning said...

I love those Wow moments!

Ang said...

WOW moments are the best. Just when you are ready to give up hope (or so it seems)...Wow, God! Best wishes for you and yours.

Janna Qualman said...

Yay! So exciting, and I have goosebumps! May you two be blessed with this new direction.

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Praise the Lord! He is awesome in His provision--just at the right time! Praying prosperity and blessings in abundance for you both with this new business!

Technonana said...

The words 'in the fullness of time' have been playing over and over in my mind... prehaps this was the fullness of time for you and your husband. We never know why God plans things the way He does, but we KNOW we can trust Him to supply our needs, in the Nick of Time.
I'm sorry you were surrounded by strangers in SC, if I had known, I would have reached out to you!!
Sharon in SC

Pat's Place said...

Good luck in this new adventure! It is neat the way God closes so many doors to finaly point us in the direction we really need to go.

Melissa Marsh said...

Awesome, awesome!!! Praise the Lord!

Jessica said...

That's pretty cool.
I'm sorry to hear about the trials you've been facing, but maybe now there's something sweeter ahead.
:-)

MichaƩle said...

Yay God! And Yay you guys!!!

Renee Collins said...

That's so great! I love moments like that. :)

I visited your website and I was quite impressed. It looks great! Good luck with everything!

Sassy Granny ... said...

It's been said that "hindsight is 20/20", and never is that more true than when we look back to see how the Lord has woven together the tapestry that is our lives.

Congratulations! What a wonderful Christmas gift and blessing.

Kathleen

AnooCre8ion said...

Wow! Look at God indeed. Awesome praise report. All God's best for both of you.

Vickie

KelliGirl said...

Terri,
Congratulations for your husband. And "Yay, God!" I have a feeling many, many more of us will face employment challenges in the coming year. But even still, God has a plan!

I caught up on a few of your recent posts and just wanted to say I'm so glad I found your blog. You provide a great mix of praise and purpose (as a writer). Love it!

Keep up the great work!

Walk said...

Far out! What an awesome God we have. May your business be blessed and guided by His hand. Too Cooool

Linda said...

Congrats and all the best in this new direction that God is leading you in, Terri

Kasie West said...

Good luck! Sometimes He leads and sometimes we need a little push. It sounds like you got the hint. :) Congrats, the website looks great.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A good beginning to a new season in your lives! Trusting him for a 2009 that rocks your world. Such good news.

peace~elaine