Monday, February 8, 2010

A Bird in the Hand

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

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That's the motto for the week.  Remember I was telling you I felt hopeful? Well, there *was* a little light just around the bend.  Mr. H signed up for two very small contracts today that will get us through the next several weeks.  Just in the nick of time, too --  we were just about down to our last dollar!  Yesterday's quote was perfect, don't you think? 

It's not our dream situation (and boy, am I ready for a dream situation!)  but my hope is that these little piddly contracts will help get us through until we hear back from the bigger and better opportunities we're waiting on. In any case, a "short-term-contract" bird in the hand is worth two "waiting-to-hear-back-interviews" birdies in the bush...birdie in the hand 2

Speaking of bird in the hand, this whole situation and its well-timed blessings brings up another thought:

That I am so thankful for a watchful and loving Heavenly Father who notices when even the smallest sparrow falls.  I have felt powerless like a small sparrow many times this year...   But I'm reminded:

Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:31)

There is One who hears the pleadings of my heart and holds me safe in His hand.

I guess that makes me a bird in the Hand. :-)

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2 comments:

Willy Happy Mama said...

Cheep! Cheep! Little Bird...here's hoping for more than just a little light at the end of the tunnel. Way to hold on strong Wendy! You're amazing!

Heidi said...

How funny that I was thinking of you just this morning and wondering how you both were fairing. I'm truly amazed at how you've managed thus far and most of all how you two pull together and support each other when one of you is having a blue day. If anyone deserves some dreams come true it's the both of you! LOVE YOU BOTH!! (And I still can't believe I've never met you in person, but I can still say that truly!)