April 24, 2014

Congratulations are in order!

Well, it is finally official...
Josh was offered and accepted a new position at Spring Creek Correctional Center.
He is now the probation officer!

This job came open in February.
Joshua mentioned how a probation officer job opened up and he thought he might try for it.
I told him I would support him in anything he did… obviously! 
Well apparently his interview went well, because he was "offered" the job at the end of March. 
I put quotation marks around offered because they couldn't fully offer it to him until he took the psych exams.
He had to take a written psych test and meet with someone in person to have this job fully offered to him.
And now it is!

This is such, such great news because taking this job means that now he doesn't have to go to academy Monday.
Yes, the plan was that Josh was going to academy from April 28 - June 6.
That meant that when I was done with school May 17, I was to fly and live with Josh in a hotel room in Palmer. I wasn't even planning on going to Seward until Josh was done with his academy.
Because trust us, after this semester, we aren't living apart ever again! Even if that meant living in a hotel room for three weeks…
Buuutttt, we don't have to think about that anymore. Hallelujah! 

Also, it's such great news because this job means Joshua will definitely be on a more "normal" schedule.
Right now, Josh's shift is from 1pm - 10pm Thursday - Monday.
This job will allow him to work Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm and eventually dwindle down to only Tuesday - Friday (hopefully).

It's just so funny how the LORD takes care of everything, at just the right time.
Ever since Joshua and I had the bright idea to move to Alaska, we knew we couldn't do it without the LORD's help. 
We have prayed for every decision we have made, hoping Jesus would give us peace that it was His will and not just ours.
I have been praying for Joshua each day, using the book The Power of a Praying Wife to help me pray in all aspects of Josh's life.
I figured if I can't be with Joshua, I might as well cover him in prayer!

Well last night, the chapter was on obedience.
One part of this chapter specifically said, "He (Jesus) knew that nothing would give a man more peace and confidence than knowing he is doing what God wants him to do."
"God's Word promises that by being obedient to His ways, your husband will find mercy (Psalm 25:10), peace (Psalm 37:37), happiness (Proverbs 29:18), plenty (Proverbs 21:5), blessings (Luke 11:28), and life (Proverbs 21:21)."
I am just so thankful to have a husband who is definitely a go-getter and a hard worker, but is also God-fearing. I trust that Joshua wouldn't make a decision if he didn't feel that the LORD was with him (and us) each step of the way. 

Life just keeps getting better and better for the Hall's!

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