The happy news to share is that Jack is HOME! Yesterday morning, Jordan called to tell me Jack's ANC went up to 215! Although not officially discharged at the time, we knew they would be coming home. So happy. It took all day, but finally, around 4:30, they left the hospital!
We are so grateful to be all together again. Thank you friends for the many many prayers said on our behalf. We surely feel the care and are lifted up by your petitions to our Father, who hears them all. It is humbling to realize the multitude of friends praying for us, and we are just undone by your care for us.
And on the topic of homes, I am not sure who out there is reading this blog, and who knows what else is going on in our lives besides Jack... but we are looking to move soon! We have the honor to be a part of a church plant in Arlington VA with our dear friend, Eric and Lisa, Josh and Ali, Phil and Jess, and so many new friends. Jordan will be working as a pastor on staff with the church, and we are so humbled to get to build a church with these people. We are so excited to live down there and be close to the people who have already served us so much.
Which is why we have been looking for a new place to rent in Arlington, VA, and are hoping to move sometime in September. We actually have been looking for a few weeks now, and have found a few promising homes. We are actually waiting now, to see if one we both liked, will accept our offer. We will find out on Sunday or Monday.
Nothing like waiting on the Lord for big things like this. These are the times, when I realize nothing I can do can sway a mans heart(potential landlord), but only the Lord can open the doors and lead us where we are to go. The owner of the home has another applicant they are reviewing, and then we are next. Only the Lord can direct us. We want His will. And we have come to learn that the decision about where we will live is ultimately in the hands of the Lord. "The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will." Proverbs 21:1
So we wait, again, on the Lord. I think God is trying to teach me something.... hopefully I will learn sooner than later! But the Lord is patient with me, and gently teaches me to rest and wait on him. His burden is light, and his grace is sufficient. Whether is be this home or another, we are confident that the Lord will provide for all our needs. Isn't it exciting knowing that we are waiting for and will soon see the plans of the Lord for us unfold?! I will keep you posted when we find out!