Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day 216 - March 18, 2010

Earlier this week, we learned that a leading animation and visual effects company in Toronto was shut down. Over 150 people were let go and are now struggling to find work.

Two and a half years ago, my husband was offered a job at this company. Had he taken it, we would likely still be in Toronto and a job at Disney Animation would have been just another dream. He would be unemployed and we would be scrambling to make ends meet.

It would have been very easy for Greg to have taken the first job offer he received out of school, but God had other plans for us. We now see what a true blessing it was to have taken a different path. The path wasn’t always easy. We had just gotten married and started our lives together when we made the decision to move over 4,000 km away from all of our family and friends. It was definitely lonely at times. And on top of that, we rented our home out to nightmare tenants who ended up running a cross-border mail scam out of our house and fleeing, putting us out thousands of dollars.

There were many times last year, when we questioned our decisions and thought about how much easier things would have been if we had just stayed put in Toronto. But now we see God’s plan being revealed and are thankful we trusted in God to lead our lives.

While many in Toronto lined up for job interviews this week, Greg lined up to meet the art directors and animation supervisors of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog.

We are praying for those who have lost their jobs and although it may not always seem like it, we know that God's timing is perfect.

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