DAVE GOT A JOB!! after months of diligently looking, the search is finally over (and not a moment too soon)! he starts tomorrow as an academic advisor for the video production students at the art institute of colorado. it seems like the perfect fit...combining his art and education backgrounds.
our faith has definitely been tried over the last few months. although we knew that the lord was aware of us, there were times when it felt like we were left alone. our prayers took on new intensity and we found immense comfort through fasting and attending the temple. but even so, we were amazed at how the doubt and frustration could creep in. more than once i felt like the man in the new testament that said, "lord, i believe; help thou my unbelief." i am so grateful that the lord is patient with us. especially when we doubt him (or his timing) and waver. he is so forgiving and for that i am grateful. we were reminded that the lord always keeps his promises and the promises that both dave and i received in blessings were fulfilled. i am grateful for the prayers of others and the power of collective faith, prayers and fasting. we feel so blessed to have wonderful family and friends who prayed constantly for us (including our sweet nieces and nephews). i am so grateful for the gospel. i honestly don't know how people make it without knowing the lord is there, ready and willing to strengthen, support and provide guidance. we definitely have felt his hand in dave finding this job.
we are so excited and maybe one day i will get dave to actually post about it (i'm crossing my fingers, but not holding my breath)!