Monday, June 7, 2010

God has his own Plan!!!!

As many of you know, we as a family have been praying for our house to sell and then for the rest of us to move interstate with Stephen to live there.
However, it seems that God, whom we do trust and believe has a plan for our family, has finally given us some answers.
Not the answers we were expecting but definitive all the same.

God answers in His own way and time.

Last Wednesday week Stephen was in Melbourne for work, and as he finished his business there, happened to find himself walking past St Patrick's Cathedral - a strong urge came over him to go cross the busy street and go into the Cathedral and spend some time in prayer, which he did, and as he departed he lit a votive candle for our intentions.

The very next day an unexpected opportunity arose for Stephen and his boss to get together and negotiate a way out of his employment contract so that he could return home, with enough cash in hand to carry us for a while.

So my husband came home just over a week ago on the overnight ship with his car and all the the gear he had accumulated over the time he had been working in Victoria. A big surprise and a sudden change, but what's more, he had 2 job interviews last week, and has had 1 offer already.

Praise be to God - our family is back together and we are living and planning the next phase in our lives.

I thank the many kind and wonderful people who have prayed for us and with us in the past.

I would humbly ask that you might be willing to keep our family in your prayers as we go through the process of re-forming our family into one cohesive unit. I know this is going to involve a lot of work, as 41/2 years has certainly involved a lot of coping changes (that we had to do to manage without Stephen) and the children have developed and changed too as they have gotten older.

The excitement of our children was a wonder to behold and in our usual fashion Posters and welcome home items were made.
The poster at the start of this post was put up in our kitchen area where we hang birthday cards etc.
Moran made this one and placed it on the front wall of the house at the front door.
Myffwyn drew this one ( Umm, actually I am not sure what it means!)
Rogan's welcome home Daddy of course, features his bunny he got for his birthday.

We are loving and adjusting to this new and exciting phase again---one family together!!

Blessings,

29 comments:

Ruth said...

Oh Gae! This is such a wonderful news. I'm in tears of joy for your family. God is so good and He knows what is best for you. Thank you for sharing. I was praying for it and was wondering how it's been for you these days.I'm glad I visited and heard your fresh news. It blesses my heart . I love hearing families reunited. I'm sure you're all in joyful celebration.

I will keep remembering your family in my prayers.

Rejoicing with you,
Ruth

Annita, Mom2Seven said...

Thanks be to God! +JMJ+

angie said...

GAE--this is SO awesome!!! God is so good, isn't he? COngratulations on having your dear husband home with his family. I will pray for all the readjustments, I'm sure it will be fine. Praise and thanks be to GOD!!!!

Kim said...

Tears of happiness for you Gae, and of course Stephan and the kids. :D Be assured of our continued prayers.

Paula said...

What absolutely wonderful and incredible news. It couldn't happen to a more well-deserved family. Congratulations!

Angel said...

Oh, I'm so happy to hear your good news!!!

Gloria said...

Oh I'm so very happy for you and your family!!! God bless you all in your adjustments and I will keep you in our prayers.

Erin said...

welcome Home Stephen!!!

We're praying for employment and happy adjustments{{{}}}

~Adrienne said...

Dear Mrs. Onions! Praise the Lord! That is so exciting! I'll keep on praying for you and your family during this time as I'm sure it's very exciting but could also be a bit strange. He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think!

God bless! ❤

The Watts Family said...

Wow that is great news that he is home and even better news about the job interview...God is Good!! I will pray for you ~Blessings Heather

Therese said...

God is so good! I am so happy for you! God bless!

Leanne said...

Gae, I am delighted That you have your Darling home with you, that God knows what he is doing and we need to trust in his plan. It made me shivver reading your post. Praise God, Leanne

Tricia said...

I'm so happy for you,Gae! Your news really has made my day. You've been on my mind a lot in the last week weeks. I (and my mum) have been praying quite often for you. I couldn't really imagine how difficult it was for you all to be seperated for so long.
God is so good!!!

Kimmie said...

May God's hand firmly be upon you as you join together again under one blessed roof.

Kimmie
mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted

Marqueta said...

Dear Gae,

Wonderful news! I will be praying that your husband does indeed get a job there soon.

Blessings to you all,

Marqueta

Cinnamon said...

I am so excited for you!! What a blessing to have your husband back. To have Daddy back!! To be together again!

I know that God will answer your prayers to be a family unit working together again. HE has shown Himself faithful, hasn't HE :-)

Blessings friend and enjoy~ Cinnamon

Sarah said...

That's wonderful news Gae! I'll continue to keep you in my prayers. Your faith has been an inspiration to me. God bless, Sarah

Kendra said...

Hooray for you guys!!

Our Cross Stitching Home/Historie/One of God's little Princesses said...

Praise God! Our family is so happy and so grateful to God! Blessings to you all this day, Gae! Love from Janis and family.

Jessica said...

That is such wonderful news Gae! I am so happy for you and your family!!

rox said...

Congrats Gae !!!!!
I have just popped in to let you know I gave Your blog an award via our natural catholic blog .
You are right it is an adjustment having them home ☺ but it is so wonderful being that unit again altogether etc. especially as children grow older I found it really beneficial to have dh return home once our children were older teens .
a big happy hug to You All {{☺}}
lov rox

Sandy said...

Oh Gae,

I am so happy for you. God truly does bless us in his own time and way.

Will keep you in my prayers.

Sandy

Deanne said...

What great news
Funny how things work out, but quite differently to how we thought they would!
Praying for a quick adjustment for your family

Tiffany said...

I had tears of joy too, like so many others! Hugs to you and family...And prayers continue:-)

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

Please allow me to add my TEARS OF JOY with the other friends who have written here already! Praise God and THANK HIM for HIS BLESSINGS UPON YOUR DEAR FAMILY!!!! I can not FATHOM how your heart must be: filled to overflowing I'm sure!
I am so so thankful that your husband is back in your home by your side. I will be praying for you. I can still recall the HUGE adjustments needed when my husband came home from the Gulf War...and that was only a year apart...I simply can not comprehend 4 1/2!!!
God bless you my friend! And know that there are people all over the world celebrating with you!!!!!!!

Gae said...

Dear, dear Friends,
Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers and well wishes.
They mean a lot to us and we are so very thankful for them.
I have always been so overwhelmed by your caring attitudes and value it so very much
Again thank you for sharing in our joy at being together again.
Blessings to each and everyone of you and your families
Gae

Gardenia said...

Dear Gae, oh the Lord God has made all things new again! Bless you in this happy time, and I will pray for your family during this reuniting.

Mum2eight said...

Oh Gae,

Just catching up with your blog now and I am so happy for you all. That is wonderful that your husband is back home with you and that the children welcomed him so warmly. God is so good.

Kimberlee said...

What wonderful, exciting news! Deo Gratias! Whoo hoo!

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