Tomorrow is an important anniversary for our family-- one that we've talked about off and on in the past few weeks. Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the day Curt lost his job. We are a different family now than we were then. A better one. Isn't that always true of anything you go through? You wouldn't want to go through it again, and yet you look back and see the positive changes the trial brought about in your life?
I don't know what we will do to mark the day. I know that Curt's been thinking about it a lot. I know that we feel very blessed that he is employed one year later. He's joked about taking biscuits to his former office (he had brought biscuits into the office that morning and his boss actually asked him for a biscuit after he fired him... true story!). I will be attending the P31 Christmas get-together and getting to see a friend of the ministry who has walked through the trial of breast cancer this year. I will get to celebrate with her that we've both come through our trials with changed perspectives, a broader scope that makes us better people.
Most of all, I intend to smile a lot tomorrow, and to thank God throughout the day-- not just for the provision of a job, but for the lessons we've learned. One year later we've grown. One year later we've experienced Him in a whole new way. One year later we have more to be thankful for. One year later we know that He is the answer. We knew that one year ago, but we've lived it one year later.