After my oldest son’s birth, I went back to part time teaching. It became very clear, very quickly that I couldn’t do this “mother thing” and “teacher thing” at the same time while not having my heart crack into two pieces.
Sexy Neck and I decided that we needed to come up with a creative financial solution so that I could stay at home from work. This involved selling our first “forever” home and finding a house with income. This process took over a year and involved using our “fleece” to help us figure out where we should move to.
Fleece: The things we wanted in a house, our rankings plus all the houses we looked at.
What is a fleece?
First, Sexy Neck and I believe that God has a plan for our lives… how can so many things be coincidences?
Second, there is a story in the Old Testament (before Jesus lived) about Gideon. I am not a preacher so I will leave it up to God’s word.
Here is what it says:
Gideon said to God, “If you will save Israel by my hand as you have promised – look I will place a wool fleece on the threshing floor. If there is dew only on the fleece and all the ground is dry, then I will know that you will save Israel by my hand, as you said.” (Judges 6:36-37)
My faith sometimes falters, my mind wanders, I get confused, but I know from experience that I can trust God completely.
Today our house has been sold – signed on the dotted line.
We have also created our “fleece” for our new home, praying that God will guide us the entire way.
Sexy Neck and I will now go look at some houses, rank them and see what unfolds. We have 11 weeks to find a new place for our family of five to live. Go God!