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August 2021

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Three-Year Blogiversary!

As my three-year Blogiversary comes and goes, I decided to reflect on the past few months. I apologize for the lack of consistency. You’ll see soon why this was. I am thankful for those who have been following me throughout all this time. Thank you!!

The past three months have been hectic, to say the least. From apartment hunting to job hunting, I’ll admit there were many moments when I felt anxious and overwhelmed.
In this post, I want to share a bit of what these months looked like and give praise to God for getting us through them.

The first challenge came in June. My in-laws, who we rented from, were selling the house, and as the process progressed, my husband and I began our search for a new apartment. In the beginning, we viewed a few apartments in our neighborhood that we really liked, but when it came time to submit an application, they had rented it out. We were losing hope, and time was of the essence.

At this point, my husband took the wheel, and we set out to see a ton of apartments in one weekend (it was exhausting). We ventured out of our neighborhood after seeing there were no available apartments for us there. We eventually narrowed it down to two.

There was one we really wanted. It was massive, recently renovated, with tons of windows and three bedrooms. It would have come in really handy since I would be hosting family the following month. The second apartment was also newly renovated with lots of natural light but had two rooms. Either would be an upgrade from our studio apartment.

Although we really had our hearts set out for the first one, God had other plans. The first apartment didn’t work out, but the second one did. By God’s grace, we could even move in early at no extra charge. Looking back at this, my husband and I marveled at how the second apartment, although not our first choice, turned out to be exactly what we needed. It just goes to show, God always knows best.

After moving, the next challenge was unpacking before my family came. That was a rollercoaster. Luckily, our commute to work was now much shorter, buying us more time to work on the apartment. We had many nights of little sleep, but in the end, the apartment was mostly ready before my family came. This was probably the least burdensome task we had, but we are still grateful for God’s help in providing us the energy and time to do it all. It was a blessing to be able to host my family. I am very big on family, and was more than happy to have them around and sad to see them go.

The end of July came, and this became my breaking point at my job. I know many people have strong opinions about COVID and vaccines. I do too, but I let everyone do what they think is best for themselves, and I appreciate it when they do the same. My job had gotten to the point where they were putting very strict restrictions on unvaccinated employees.

I had expressed to my employers that I was not willing to get the vaccine at the moment because I would rather let my immune system do the work God has created it for and additionally provided a medical concern about why I did not want to get it. All of this went completely disregarded, and I was not jumping through hoops to keep my job simply because I decided on how I would handle my personal health.

I turned in my two weeks notice. At the time, I had a job offer but was hesitant to take it. I went back and forth for days until, ultimately, I decided against it. That same day, I went on another interview. I was offered the job and took it without hesitation. I’m not one for emotions and feelings, but something at this place felt “right.” I start working next week, but already I feel a sense of relief.

A lot has happened, as you can see, but God was there through it all. There were many moments of anxiety and helplessness, but in these moments, I was reminded that he is faithful regardless of my situation, and for that, I praise Him.

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

SDG – “Soli Del Gloria”

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