Rhoda Lea

Thoughts on the Journey of Life

What’s Going On

Let me start by saying:  trust me – I have noticed the climbing prices – it’s rough on any income and currently we have NO income and we are fast becoming a huge part of the current economic statistics.  We don’t know how we’re going to make the rent come the first.  We have some money coming to us from our Georgia state income tax refund and Richie cashing in his TSP, but it’s not here yet, and we haven’t found jobs yet – I keep getting rejected, but Richie is in the running for a couple of jobs, but govt jobs are long in processing.

Also, he is in the process re-affiliating with the Naval Reserve and they’ve looked over his record and offered him one year force protection recall orders already – they need bodies with his force protection classification code in Iraq.  Sooooo, if all else fails, I get to kiss him Goodbye and pray a lot.  He’s in the running for a job with Florida Fish and Game as a protection officer, and one with the Corps of Engineers as an airboat operator in Palatka, and one with AIMD on NAS as a comptroller.  If he gets one of those jobs prior to getting his orders, but the orders are in the pipeline, I know they will hold a position for him for when he gets back – which, like it or not, would be the best thing for us financially right now.  It would buy me time to re-invent myself and go a different direction career wise, while still keeping us above water financially.

I’m not getting anywhere with my resume as it stands right now – a three year break did not help, I’m sure.  As much as I HATE to see him go, I have to be honest, tax-free pay looks mighty good right now.  If he doesn’t get one of those jobs prior to leaving then I’m going to urge him to run a recruiting package and go back on active duty as a reserve recruiter.  So, time will tell.

Interestingly enough, despite my concern, I really am at peace about things.  I just have this gut feeling that things will go exactly as God intends them to and that we will have exactly what we need exactly when we need it.  Not a moment too soon or too late – for this first time in my life I am really learning what walking by faith and not by sight means.  I fully expect to go to bed on the 31st of May not knowing how we’re going to pay the rent and wake up on the 1st of June and the income tax money is going to be in our account.  Sometimes I feel like God is playing with us! LOL!

Meanwhile, my boys are in Miami living it up large with Richie’s family.  Richie is doing day laboror stuff with a staffing agency.  I am running application, after application for both of us. Then unpacking a box and running more apps, then unpacking a box, so on and so forth.  I pray a lot when I’m alone, and meditate on Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans that I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity. Plans to give you a future and a hope.”


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  1. Adrian on said:

    Hey Rhoda, be encouraged! 🙂

    I believe it when you said that, things will work out in the end just as God planned it…I know, it does not look that way now.

    But, it’s a great comfort to know that you have good friends and family in your life! 🙂

    I will send you ‘job-openings’ as I browse the web job-sites!

    God’s Peace,

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