This post is a bit off the subject, but I just had to share...
At the beginning of June, DH found out that the industrial complex where he leased his shop space had been sold and all the tenants would have to be out by August 1st. This would be a hassle under any circumstances, but DH owns an auto repair shop and constant city re-zoning has made finding a suitable (or even acceptable) location possible. He looked in the surrounding communities as well, but shy of buying land and actually building a shop in one of like two available locations, he had hit a dead end.
We spent about 6 weeks hitting dead end after dead end and really having no idea what God's plan was for us... but we held onto the faith that He did in fact have one.
As August 1st drew nearer and nearer, DH struggled deeply with the reality that he may have to give up the thriving business he had built, and began to look into other options. With a son starting high school we didn't really want to move, but without many local job opportunities, we became quite stumped. Yet we knew that God was not stumped. So we kept praying and DH kept pursuing every option he could conceive of.
Towards the end of July, DH found somebody who had an auto repair business he wanted to sell. An established business, in a better location, in a better facility... and the money became available to us through a family trust to embrace this new challenge thereby not only securing a new location but increasing the size of his business as well.
Today he became the official owner of the other shop and it is his first day at his new location!
And I just wanted to praise God.
(Knitting later... I promise.)