If you would have told me 6 years ago that I would be living in Minnesota, I would have told you that you were insane! I never had any desire to leave Utah, I never wondered what it would be like to live in another state, like so many of my other friends did. Mike and I loved living in Utah, loved Sunday dinners at his parents, we loved having my sister over at least every other night just to hang out, enjoyed seeing our parents a couple times a week, loved having our girls take dance class with their cousins and loved having my oldest brother's house just minutes from ours. But, life happened and we ended up having to move our family to Minnesota, the easiest move, not hardly it was honestly the hardest thing that Mike and I have ever had to do. It took me a year, but I adjusted to living so far away from our family, we were blessed to have Mike's oldest sister and her family join us just 6 months later and my oldest brother and his family join us a year later in Minnesota. We were always blessed with a great ward family!!
But life has happened again, Mike has been seeing the writing on the wall for a while in his department, his department is slowly shipping the work overseas and hiring a lot of part time people to do the same job he is doing. So with some urging from other guys in his department and Mike's own common sense he started looking for another job. After many failed attempts of the job posting in Minnesota, the perfect job posting came up, only problem was that it was in Omaha Nebraska, after talking about rather he should put in for it or not we decided that he probably should.
Mike and I knew after his first interview that he was going to get the job, we both just had that "feeling" and two weeks later he was offered the job. Then reality set in for me, how are we going to sell our house in this horrible market, how are we going to afford Mike living in Nebraska, while I stay here with our kids till the house sells, how are we going to live without Mike for who knows how long, how am I going to yank my girls from their lives they've been living for the past 5 1/2 years??
I know that we have been handed a HUGE blessing, I honestly know that Mike's job that he is in right now probably isn't going to be there very shortly, and with that I know that I need to have a lot of faith right now, I know that Mike was lead by the spirit and though we may not have the easiest road ahead of us, I know that our Heavenly Father has a plan for us.
Graciously accepting any prayers sent our way. :)