Thursday, September 17, 2009

God Is Calling Us to Trust Him!




I've been a little behind on my blogging but for very good reasons I promise. Seems like alot has happened since we first found out we are expecting! It's incredible how a baby changes your life, even an unborn baby! That is for the better:D

One of the major changes is one that started taking place back in May. They told my hubby who is been an Army Recruiter for the last 4 yrs that he was going to get sent back to Infantry which is his original job in the Army. This led us to get on our knees and start praying, asking God to be in control of our lives, to help us see His will for us and to help us make wise decisions. My hubby totally loves the Army, has served his country with pride and honor for 9 yrs and didn't really mind going back to Infantry which he loved but I think deep down he felt a tug from the Lord to pray harder. We had many conversations over dinner and pretty much started planning to move some time in June. We were seriously considering going to Germany for 3 yrs, through the Army off course. We talked about it constantly and with great excitement. When our good friends, also Army family, left to be stationed in Germany we felt that it was perfect, we'd now have our friends there too! I constantly looked up pictures of what would be the possible cities we'd live in and even did a post a while back to see if people would choose Italy or Germany. We were really excited, had already kinda mentioned it to the family who was also thrilled cause this meant they would get to see Europe with us..yeah it was a big deal around here.

That is, until the Lord brought something even greater into our lives...our miracle baby! We found out in July by total surprise that we are expecting the baby we longed to have for 3 yrs. My friends....Germany is awesome, is beautiful, it adventurous but A BABY??? WOW! It's really interesting because we didn't do much talk about our conviction, we just knew that we were on the same page and felt that it was God's doing...by this I mean that Germany would have to wait or that it prob wasn't God's will for us right now because our priority besides the Lord and our marriage was now this unborn little person growing inside of me. No longer we're we making decisions as two people but for 3! So we knew that once again, we needed to get on our knees and ask the Lord for direction. My husband had been doing just that for quit a while on his own. I believe that God has a very special bond with him and speaks to his heart quit a bit. I've seen this quit a bit lately!

Ever since we found out about that baby my husband has been really thinking about things and had an announcement to make to me. We sat on the and he told me that he had made several decisions for our family. My husband is a man of few words so you can imagine how excited I felt to hear him talk his heart out!!!

He told me that he had decided to get out of the Army. Huh..I almost fell out of my seat. Those of you who know my husband, know that the Army means a whole lot to him, he wanted to make it a career, it was very proud to be a soldier. And I've been a very proud Army wife supporting him in all I can. He also announced to me that he has a big desire to go to school and get a degree....ok...this is someone who doesn't even like to read..so for my hubby to say he wants to go to school is huge! Last, he seemed really excited to tell me that he felt it was God's will that we moved. This one stunned me a little because it hit me like a ton of bricks..wow..talk about change hahaha! It was an amazing conversation! He spoke with such authority that honestly it felt as if it were the Lord talking through him. Seeing his excitement allowed me to see that this was the Lord's doing and I honored it! I am supporting him all the way!

See, the picture up above? The white line to be exact? That is what we feel the Lord is telling us to do. We are moving across the country from California to Florida but don't worry...Lord-willig we will be flying. Don't get me wrong, the scenic 3 day drive sounded very exciting, we've done it int he past and it was adventurous but with my pregnancy is something not wise to go for. I do recommend it though if you have the time! We are moving to Orlando, Florida where I was raised and where my family (my parents, sisters, their hubbies, my brother, nephew and my grandma) is living! I've always felt it in my heart that being away is nice, because as a couple you grow, you have each other to rely on and you really mature but I knew that once we had our kids I'd want to be close to our family. I want our kids to have a strong bond with them. Unfortunately we can't be close to both like most couples can...btw..,don't take that for granted because you don't know how good you have it;D My family lives in Florida and his in San Diego, California...yep..God has a sense of humor hahaha! But my hubby wanted to blessed me with the opportunity of being close to my family and the Lord is giving him his heart's desire. I tried to convince my family to move to the west coast but didn't succeed lol.

Our move will most likely take take mid to late Oct..so in a few weeks. A few very important things need to be taken care of before we go like the house. We do own a beautiful house here which yes I will miss but the Lord will use it to bless another family. We are looking at renting-to-own since we don't want to sell yet. Honestly, this move is bitter/sweet because I will miss out awesome church here where we are really plugged in, our amazing friends, our house, being able to see our family in San Diego lots more and the mountains but I am really looking forward to seeing my family, and being there for my grandma who recently faced her biggest trial..loosing my grandfather. We know that God has a great church waiting for us, people who will also become special to us and many opportunities to come see our family in San Diego, CA. We hope our family and friends here visit often....we're looking for a place with a spare bedroom;D

What seemed to many like a drastic decision, is something that's been in our hearts for a while, something that's been prayed for and something that the Lord has confirmed to us! We are completely amazed to see how God is providing, how He's opening the doors for our move and let me tell you, our faith has grown tremendously because of this. My husband's growth is very evident and I am being blessed by it. I won;t lie to you, change can be a little scary, it's a human thing but when you're solely depending on the Lord to guide you, there's peace inside your heart and you know that all you need to do is TRUST in the Lord! He will be taking us by the hand in this new chapter of our lives. It's a brand new start and we are really excited to see what God has in store for us!

I ask that you please pray for as we embark on this new journey! That the Lord helps my husband find the perfect job, that we find a great family to take over our home, that we have the finances we need to make this happen, that we find a place to live and a great church! Also for our pregnancy, that we have a smooth trip! Our baby will have quite a story to tell....conceived in California, born in Florida hahaha!

Thanx for reading and for always following my blog! Stay tune, I plan on keeping up with my blog a little more! Have a blessed day and thanx in advance for keeping us in your prayers!

thank you for praying Pictures, Images and Photos

Love,
Manuel, Susan and Baby Reyes <3

4 comments:

kristilea said...

Oh my goodness! So that's why you've been so quiet! That certainly is something to write about. I can tell you from personal experience that you are right, when you are following His will, things will be okay and work out.

My husband was born and raised in Kansas, and swore he's never leave. I tried to get him to move to Arizona when my parents moved there, and he wouldn't. When he was offered a job in Georgia two years ago, I was stuned when he took it. Isn't it amazing to see how God can work on our Hubby's hearts? It was deffinately God that made him move here. It was very scarry, because we had just had our 4th child, and we were leaving a very stable job that he had been at for 8 years. It was a little rough in the beginning financialy, but God worked it all out and we grew a lot closer from the trials we faced. Our family is much stronger as a unit now. God gave us a church here that was so much better than our last church, it still amazes me. I didn't think it was possible. Now I know that it was exactly what we needed. We've been here 2 years and 3 days now. Time just flew by.

I'll be praying for you both...all. What an amazing thing! I'm so happy you are going to be with your family. My parents were with me for 3 years with my first child. I miss them tremendously. It is VERY HARD to not be around family.

Jess said...

My goodness....i now know why you have been a bit scarce. I can totally relate to change...so much has been changing for us as well.


I do hope and pray that everythign works out well for you guys...I think it is so awesome that you are staying so in tune with God's will.

Keep up the awesome direction in yoru life.....you know I am behind you 110%


love you!

Jess

Timmy's Girl @ Luv My Quiver Full Of Arrows said...

SIs, I am so excited for you three! As much as we will miss you, it will give us an opportunity to visit a place we have only 'dreamt' of visiting, DISNEYWORLD!

Praying that you and Manny are blessed through the entire process.

I love you all.
Veronica-SIS

Jen&Carter said...

I will keep you and hubby and little peanut growing in my prayers as you make the move. Your husband is an amazing man to make that decision for the family to leave the military. I wish that I had the trust and faith like you do, I am working on it with God.Trusting is my fault ever since I had my miscarriage, but I am a child that is still learning to lean on him again. I wish that my hubby was more like yours in the praying and trusting God with his will and way. I thank God everyday more our miracle that he has given to us.