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Monday, December 15, 2014

Wow! It's been over a month since I last blogged and so much has happened. In my last blog I wrote about Destination Indy and that my husband and I were taking steps towards moving to Indianapolis. In my last blog, I said I'd been looking at houses in Indy but that we were nowhere near buying one yet. I stand corrected. Yep, we bought a house. emoticon We're closing on it January 2nd.

I've also interviewed for a job that I'd like with the State. I've made it through the interview process. But in Indiana, all new hires with the State have to be approved by a strategic hiring committee. There shouldn't be anything that stops me from getting approved, but it takes time. It takes at least three weeks for the approval and sometimes longer. I'm in week 2 right now. Once I'm approved, I will receive an official offer which then will allow me to give my notice in my current job. Realistically, I would be starting my new job in mid-January. And I am so excited about it! emoticon

We are just in awe of God's perfect timing in all of this. We drove by our soon-to-be new home on Thanksgiving when we were visiting DH's parents. The owner was available to show it to us the next day. It had everything we were looking for AND it was in a perfect location in the northeast side of Indy. It's about 12 minutes from my hopefully soon to be job - about 20 minutes to downtown - and less than 1/2 mile to a bike trail that leads to more bike trails.

We have been praying for God to close doors if this is not what He wants for us. But it's been green lights all the way and just confirmation after confirmation.

So that's why I've been a bit MIA lately. And I may be for a bit longer. Now the packing begins. Ugh. That's something I'm not looking forward to, but it's necessary.

Once we get some of the things moved down, it's time to put our current house on the market. For a while, my DH and I may be in different houses - until our current house sells - which means we will only see each other on weekends. But we are both trusting God on this too. He's in the driver's seat on all this - we are just along for the ride. And what a ride it is!

For those of you who pray, prayers would be appreciated. Specifically that DH's company will be open to him working remotely (that way he won't have to change jobs) - other people at his company work remotely so we are hoping it won't be an issue for him. And for God's perfect timing with my job offer and notice to my current employer. They know all the details of where I am in the process but I haven't given my official notice yet - not until I have an official offer. And finally for a smooth move.

I miss Sparking regularly and hopefully I will be back at it soon. Until then, keep Sparking everyone!
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  • AKA_GAMERMOM
    I enjoyed reading this. By now, you should have some resolution to your work situation, nonetheless, I will remember you in my prays while at Mass today.
    I am always in awe of the way God manifests his love for us. Being receptive to His hand in things makes all the difference in the world. But you know this, hence the name "McJoyful"!!
    All the best in the new year!
    Regina
    2081 days ago
  • KADULAC
    That is great. emoticon Praying everything goes smoothly.
    2086 days ago
  • LIMOM2TWINS
    So Happy for you that so far everything is smooth sailing and many wishes and prayers that it stays that way!! emoticon
    2101 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    Thoughts and emoticon are with you! I suspect that all will fall into line with God's precision timing as He likes it to! I am happy that you all are finding things working out for you!
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    Jeanne
    2104 days ago
  • KETO_KIMBERLY
    It's great to see you again! All these changes are wonderful, it's great to see God at work providing :)
    2105 days ago
  • BETRHO48
    Ain't God good to give us so many blessings? If He has brought you this far, He will take you all the way. Praying all works out for you and DH according to His will.
    Next, you will be looking for a spirit-filled church!
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    ~Beth
    2106 days ago
  • ROBBIEMARIE
    I got so excited for you reading this. How incredibly wonderful to see all you have prayed for coming to light! A new year and a whole new life. Yay! I'll be praying for smooth transitions all around.
    2106 days ago
  • BE-THE-CHANGE
    So glad things are coming together for you!
    2106 days ago
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    Good for you! Glad things are going smoothly!

    HUGS!
    Beverly
    2106 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2560890
    WOW New beginnings all around!! SO happy you found your house and it sounds like you will get the job. My DH worked remotely during his last 5 years of work. Once in a while he would travel to Toronto for face to face but most often he was home with me. I loved it. It segways quite nicely into retirement. Have so much fun and don't allow your stressors to win. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts


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    2106 days ago
  • FUN2READ
    Sending lots of prayers your way!

    Congrats on everything wonderful that has been coming your way.

    When God closes a door- he opens a window.....

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    2107 days ago
  • LIZSPRINGSTEEN
    I remember the excitement when my husband and I bought a house! I am happy for you!!!
    2107 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14895051
    Best wishes on all fronts -- it sounds like everything is falling into place in a very nice way. Moving, changing jobs and buying and selling houses is an Extreme Life Event that requires patience, fortitude and strength of mind and body. Your post sounds like you have it all.

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    2107 days ago
  • WISHICOULDFLY
    How exciting! Sending prayers your way for a smooth transition!
    2107 days ago
  • SUBMOM2
    I'm praying for you and your husband. What an exciting time for you both. Thanks for the update!
    2107 days ago
  • 4LABLADY
    This.....this is all good. Missed reading your updates. His plan--your action both worth prayers. emoticon emoticon
    2107 days ago
  • BONNIEMCC488
    How exciting! I hate packing too. We moved a lot when I was a kid, so I helped every time as long as I can remember, not a good process but you're right that it's necessary. I hope everything continues to go smoothly!
    2107 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/15/2014 10:34:15 PM
  • LINDA!
    Sending prayers!
    2107 days ago
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