And just like that, we’re staying in New Jersey for a few more years!
I mentioned before how every door back to California seemed to close. Even those we didn’t open ourselves seemed to shut quietly as we prayed and wondered what God was doing. The two babies inside me would jab and kick, reminding me that I craved to know where we would bring these girls home to, wanting nothing more than stability for our growing family. I was confident God would show us, yet so unclear on how… Or when.
Then the promotion happened. He started off with “it was a really good day…” and I knew something was up, because my steady husband never describes his day as ‘really good’. Not only was it a promotion, but to a job with very limited travel. For this field traveler’s wife pregnant with twins, it was the clarity we’d been so desperately searching for.
Here… New Jersey… Our family together every night (other than the occasional overnight here or there)! Eating dinner together! Getting into this new rhythm with two little babies on board together. I cannot tell you the joy and peace that filled my soul. I have never been so excited to be in New Jersey and to know– to really know that this is where our home is (for now. There will be many more moves in our future if David’s career continues as he’d like, but at least for a few years we are settled)!
So we are finding our new rhythms… We’ll be moving after the babies are born, Maya will be attending preschool, I won’t be working anymore (three kids three and under is a full time job, can I get an amen?!) and our daily routine will be much different with two newborns. Sometimes it all feels very overwhelming… Yet I know that God has purposed it for our family and because of that I am more than confident He will give us what we need.
It’s amazing how God truly gives you the “peace that passes all understanding”. A couple weeks after all this, another call from a company in California came through for my husband. “Thank you so much, but I’m very happy where I am,” he told them. And he honestly is, and I truly am, and we will find our new rhythm in New Jersey together. 🙂