Family Update: July 21st

Two days from now, Saturday July 23rd (also Jo’s birthday), I will pull out of this driveway and become a resident of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Our trip to Louisville on July 8th was quite productive. We had two objectives:

    1. Interview for OT positions with two companies: a Home Heath agency and a hospital system.
    2. Secure housing for our August move.

The result? We put down a deposit on a 3-bedroom apartment. Our hope was to find a house or a townhouse, but on many different occasions we were told that rental houses and 3-bedroom apartments and townhouses are quickly being rented. The unfortunate state of our economy has forced many families out of their mortgages and into rental properties. In fact, the night before we left, we printed 5 rental home listings and called the way to Louisville to set up a time to view the properties only to find that each of the 5 rental homes had been leased out already. Needless to say, we were thankful to find a 3-bedroom apartment.

On Monday, after we had returned to Texarkana, La Fontenay called and informed us that through the weekend a townhouse had come available and would be ready for move-in within our time frame, so we now are going to be moving into a townhouse!

The job situation was equally providential. I sat for two interviews that had previously been scheduled, returned to pick up Jo for housing shopping, and received a call regarding a position which had just been approved as ‘open’ that day. An interview was scheduled for the next morning where I received and accepted a job offer with Kindred Healthcare. I begin my job on Monday morning, July 25.

We are grateful for many friends and family who have agonized in prayer for clarity and direction these last few months. Jo and I are confident in God’s leading thus far and request continued prayer that we would persevere in faith and determination through this transition from Arkansas to Kentucky, from Texarkana to Louisville.

Until we meet again…


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