About a week or two after we received the letter and money, my husband was offered some contractual work, but it was in Baltimore. He said no first because he didn’t want to spend 6 weeks away from us. However they really wanted him and offered to fly him up to Baltimore on Monday mornings and return on Friday evenings to Raleigh, so he would be home on the weekends. The pay was great, so he accepted. While he was there, he was offered a job in Colorado Springs. He called and said, you don’t want to live in Colorado, do you? I said, why not? After a few months of negotiations, we moved.
Our families thought we were crazy. Only a few of our siblings had lived anywhere but the East Coast. But it all seemed to work out. It required major trust. We moved with a contract on our house in NC that fell apart during our road trip to CO. I was 7.5 months pregnant at the time, so we found a doctor first and then a place to live. God provided as usual, a great doctor, a great parish, homeschooling group and a nice house to rent while we figured out where we wanted to buy. The house sold in a couple weeks with a cleaner, better contract.
As I have told you before, discernment is not our strong suit, but we are learning to trust. We feel like we have been to the edge and know our Lord won’t let us fall. We may come down differently than we planned, but His plan is always better.