The kids and I had a wonderful week at Cedar Campus last week. If you have never been there, check it out at www.intervarsity.org/cedar. It is a beautiful place to get away for awhile and connect with God.
I had an opportunity for a private meeting with the women of Family Camp 3 to fill them in on all that had gone on in the past year. It was a time of great healing and prayer. I was so blessed by their loving response and support. When I looked out into the group of women as I spoke, I knew it was a picture in my memory that I will forever treasure.
My heart continued to heal from the divorce throughout the week, and I have a peace that I haven't had in a long time. Strangely, I do not miss Dave or miss being with him. I do miss being married and being part of a family. I miss having someone cook dinner for me at the end of a long day. Yet I have a strong sense that I have moved on into a new chapter in my life that has great possibilities for me.
When I was younger and single before I met Dave, I tried to embrace being single and embrace the opportunities that being single gave me. I could go on mission trips, manage my own finances and follow God's leading where ever it took me. I realized this week that I have been re-gifted the gift of singleness, and it has opened up a whole new world for me. I have always had a heart for missions, and Dave did not. Perhaps in time God will use that desire in some way that He could not have while I was still married. The last kid could go off the college, and God could call me to India for all I know. It is such an exciting realization!
Another couple gave me a $100 that they were given for speaking at a funeral. They said they didn't need the money and would like to give it to us.
We went to Mackinac Island for the day with the Kubias and Klatt families before we headed home on Saturday and had a great time. The Klatts even bought our lunch for us!
My dear friends, Thad and Sharon McCallister from Fort Wayne, have helped me with car repairs and have been my go-to for help with the van this past year. The Thursday before we left for camp, the starter in the van began to go out. I was able to make it safely to and from camp, and Thad is replacing the starter for me this week for $75.
Needless to say, I was completely blessed the entire week!
And today I was contacted by two possible future employers for second round interviews! I have an interview at 10 a.m. Tuesday and an interview at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
I know this post is extremely long, so I will end here. Thank you all for your many blessings and continued prayers. I treasure each and every one of you!