About 2.5 months ago, my husband and I signed the papers to sell our “dream home.” Which turns out wasn’t a happy dream afterall. We were drowning in debt. My husband had been out of work for 8 months and I had been looking for an engineering job for the last 5 of those months but finally landed a waitressing job in the last 3 of those months that might only cover 1/5th of the expenses. We only had 1 month left of retirement to pay bills and had no idea where we and our 3 small kids would live if our house was repo’ed. Not a happy dream at all.
But just like always, God has a plan. We got an offer on the house; my husband officially landed a great job the week before we moved out and we also found a new place to live and a storage unit(ok, well, 2 storage units) in the new town; we paid off all of our debt and had a little left over.
And just so happened that the last week I got to go to our old church in our old town, I stopped to talk with an acquaintance-friend. She just happened to be next to her new friend who had literally just moved to the town we live in now. So the best school was suggested to me and that’s how our search for the right place the live was realized.
Coincidence? I think not. I know God had a plan through this all along. I know it was no coincidence that the chance meeting took place.
Why am I so sure? Well, my oldest son has Asperger’s. It’s high functioning form of autism. He’s brilliant. He learns different than lots of other people and sees the world differently. So when I was referred at this “chance” meeting to the school zone we are now in I had no idea what a hand that God had in our lives building up to this move. See, the school he will be attending is one of the very few public schools in our state that has a team of 5 people that are there specifically for autistic kids. One of the 8-10 classes per grade level in this school is devoted to kids that learn differently than others and has 2 dedicated teachers in the classroom with other help throughout the day for specific needs per student and the student ratio is much lower than most classes.
God is so good. He knows the plans He has for me, for my husband and his career, for my children, for my brilliant precious Cowboy and his special needs, for my Princess and her sweet disposition and amazing mind, for my big W and his bold protective ways. I’m so thankful for what God has done for me. I’m thankful for what He continues to do for me and my family. Praise Him; praise Him for his goodness, kindness, and mercy are without end!