Friday, July 17, 2009

Ode' to Joe


So here in Prescott although it has been hard adjusting to a new place, new people, more shopping(yeah right), there has also been a lot of blessing's that have come with it. Joe and I couldn't figure out why we weren't moving forward in Eagar with a job, home, baby,etc... We finally figured out after months of praying that Eagar was not the place we were suppose to be, and even now I am still sad about leaving family, and all the caring people we became close to. We had so many blessings for the time in Eagar, we made close friends, went through the temple, healed wounds, and grew closer to our Heavenly Father. Something I should have learned after moving a sum odd 29 times, that after you have grown all you can in a place he has different plans and then closes that door, and they have never been what I wanted at the time but always the best choice in the end for me. I must say after all that moving you think I would get use to it, but NO, I hate change! I kicked and screamed each time we moved and this was no exception(to be honest).

I am starting to realize all the blessings we have been given by listening to our Heavenly Father. We were so lucky to find such a beautiful home, in a beautiful and peacful area, and not to mention cheap price. We are closer to the valley for Stratton's doctor appointments, and most important we aren't hitting the block wall. Meaning we are progressing again and showing all the hard work that comes with it. I always want to be learning and growing, I want to keep moving up, and never go back I have done that before and it's a hard lesson. Joe and I have been through so much together from the beginning but I knew in my heart he was the one for me and Heavenly Father would bless us if we followed his plans for us, so with that I picked all the pieces up and hoped for the best.

With all that rambling, I wanted to say how proud I am of Joe and all of his hard work. HE truly has been to hell and back(pardon the potty mouth), I don't know how I would go through the trials he has had to endure he is so stinkin' strong he has grown so much and he has the most incredible ability to forgive. I on the other hand do not know how, I look up to Joe so much to teach me though. He recently has been called as our wards Executive Secretary, and I am so proud of him for the strength he has and how much he has grown,what a great man he has become. Heavenly Father truly has great plans for him. On a lighter note did I mention how much he helps me clean?( I truly have the best)

7 comments:

Doug and Cherai said...

Sarah that is so great. I hear ya on the moving part. Doug had that calling and it was the most growing calling he has ever had. You will see great things happen with Joe. They get to go to all the Bishopbric meetings and feel The Spirt all the time. I am proud of both of you.

Nikki said...

Amen sister. Sometimes it is hard to listen, we start to second guess what the Lord is trying to tell us. Everyone does it. You can call it human nature. I am glad you heard it this time. It is a great fresh start for you guys. You are and will be blessed.

Ginger said...

I'm so glad things are going good for you guys. How quickly things fell into place is testament that it is Heavenly Father's will for you guys to be there. Sure love you and am proud of you. Ging

Katie Johnson said...

I'm happy you have such a wonderful husband Sara. Joe really is a super guy! It's hard to see the forest for the tress sometimes. Glad things are progressing in life the way you hoped they would. I'm just starting to understand why we were sent here to Idaho. I miss ya!

Allen and Terri said...

Dear Sweet Sara & Joe,
The Lord never takes you to a place that he is'nt right there with you BOTH! You are very blessed to have Joe in your life and forever he too is an amazing man. Chin up and know that your "Bushman Family" loves you as our own. Heavenly father blesses us soooo much we can't began to count what he has given us. I love you sweet Sara! Terri:)

Ashley and Tawni said...

i am so happy for you guys! it sounds like prescott is treating you well!

Kourtney Dawn said...

You are so freakin sweet!!! I just love you guys and am so happy for you, and can't wait until the Lord brings you to JC so we can be close again!!! I hate change too, I'm so grateful you posted this, it made me look at things a different way!!! I love you and am so happy I got to talk w you last night!!! Love ya forever!!!