Sometimes I look back and am amazed at how God works out things "behind the scenes". Sometimes we are blessed before we even have time to think about what we need or pray about it. I have countless examples from our move to Indiana. I wish I would have blogged about more of those during our move.
I recently realized another blessing that I want to share here. Ram's dad traveled a lot for work and had to be dressed up for those business trips. When we were first married Ram's mom tried giving Ram dress clothes as Christmas and birthday gifts-assuming he should work on his professional wardrobe before he graduated from Seminary. He told her then that he would dress like a pastor most of the time he needed to dress up so she could stop those gifts. But we realized that he was going to need more dress shirts and ties in order to do an internship and even just to go to church back in the Midwest. Everyone dresses more formal here than they did in Idaho where he grew up. He said he needed plain white or basic color shirts the most-he owned enough striped ones. Not only did we not have money to buy him a whole new wardrobe, we really didn't have time to spend shopping.
Ram's dad retired last summer. He cleaned out his dress shirts and gave Ram a whole bunch. After retiring he not only will wear dress clothes less often-but it won't be an issue of traveling with enough clothes/having enough clothes to do laundry. The timing of Ram's dad's retirement and not needing as many dress clothes and Ram's going back to school and needing dress clothes is just another example of God's plan for us. We are very blessed.