Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Fortunate Life

Hello there!  Forgive me for my reclusive nature over recent weeks.  Forgive me not for my disconnected break but for the pleasure of hearing from you all.

I am fortune hunting today.  In fact I am ammassing a great deal of wealth, the riches of like you've never seen.  In reality I am unwell (head cold) and typing in my pyjamas.  My boys are also in their pyjamas and they are enjoying playing trains, while I wallow in the place between conciousness and not.  Somwhow they are surviving with an almost absent mother.  I am so proud of them.  It is the school holidays.  We have read stories, watched movies, had warm cups of tea and dunked biscuits, snuggled in my bed.  This is how I store up great hords of treasure, by loving on my family.  This is where the reward lies, and so even though I look and feel like I have been dragged through a hedge backwards, I am a happy and content lady.

Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.(Luke 12:34)

For the past many months Don and I have been pursuing God's answers to his call to serve Him with Don's gift of flight, among our families other gifts.  And every time the answer is the same. 

 Be still and wait.

And so this is where we are.  The issues we had with our rental home being sold are resolved and we are secure in our lease here for the coming 10 months.  And so now are just going to settle in here and live in this place God has brought us.  We have had to deal with much in our minds and hearts over the last while-the redirection of the call, people's expectaions, our expectaions, God's expectaions. 

So MAF is on hold.  Don is working, not studying and we are settling into some sort of routine with the children.  Don is now doing engine runs with the GA 8 aircraft and into engine work, which we are sure will be of some use down the track.

I am hoping to start writing more in the coming months, now that life is starting to settle down somewhat.  God has planted many things into my heart, many of which I never expected.  Time will tell how it all pans out.

Jack is doing really well in school and just received his first school report, with which we were very pleased.

Sam loves Kinder and seems to be doing well heart wise.  His next appointment is in October.

One of the things I have had to deal with, is that we may be letting others down.  Those who have been supporting us with prayer and needs in every other way.  We have had to let that go and just embrace God's plan for us, in every way.  We don't live any differently whether we are in QLD, the mountains of Victoria or a remote island somewhere.  We still live the way God wants us to, doing His work, where He wants us.  We know at some point Don will be flying and it is our prayer that Don finds contentment in this, even when it pulls so fervantly on his heart. 

We want to thank each one of you who ever utters a word of prayer for us.  God hears your words and smiles, pouring out his goodness on us. 

PS.  In other news.  Sam fell off of the lounge chair  a week ago and we feared he had fracture his arm.  As it was a Sunday we drove him to emergecy as he could not seem to lift it, and was very upset.  By the time we arrived he could move his fingers.  The orthapedic surgeon at the hospital just happened to be walking past and exmained Sam and when he did Sam moved his arm and it was fine.  They sent us home and told us that it would bruise badly.  He did not even have one bruise despite being on warfarin.!I cannot wait to hug Sam's guradian angel.  He is certainly one busy fella.


Footprints Australia said...

Waiting is always hard, but I love how you are just enjoying the season.

love Janet xxx

Nicole Watson said...

Hi Janet,

Yes, we have to learn to enjoy waiting more. I think that is going to be my next bible study topic. Thank you for your encouragement. I received my latest Footprints too. Yay!xx

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Ally said...

I too have been storing up riches. On Thursday I got to hold Hannah for the first time since her op. What an absolute delight that was & she just completely enjoyed it, promptly falling asleep, content in my arms.

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