Happy Chinese New Year! Happy Mardi Gras! Happy Valentines Day! Happy MJ Got An Internship Day!

Yesterday MJ went to the interview with the Pathways people and it went well. She starts a 12 week internship in just a little over a week! Yay Pathways! Yay God!

This opportunity is so clearly orchestrated by our intimate, loving God. First of all, you know MJ is not very comfortable driving yet, so this company is only 6 minutes away from home. It couldn’t be any closer! The team at this company was so impressed by MJ’s visual resume that they tailored the internship to her strengths. They already have projects in mind that will be perfect for her skills. It is with a company that creates software products so she will be able to use her skills in beta testing as well as give them graphic design support. They keep pretty flexible hours and have a late start time of 10am so she won’t have wake up too early! The offices are in a townhouse, which creates a nice casual office environment. They eat lunch there so she won’t have to drive any place to get food and it sounds like she can spend a little time socializing, which she really needs to do. And because it’s in a townhouse, the bathrooms are not gender-specific!

What a gift life is to those who stay the course! You’ve heard, of course, of Job’s staying power, and you know how God brought it all together for him at the end. That’s because God cares, cares right down to the last detail.
– James 5:11

The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones.
– Proverbs 15:30

That’s not all that has me rejoicing. I feel like there are so many good things happening now. It’s as if everything in my life is suddenly coming into alignment. Do you ever feel like that, like your whole life is out of whack and then one day it’s all great again?

This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice and be glad in it.
– Psalm 118:24

I look forward to the days ahead with excitement but not without apprehension. I pray that MJ will enjoy the internship and that she lives up to their expectations. I wonder about how she will adjust to having a full schedule and to being out of the house almost everyday. And I have concerns for her safety and acceptance as she navigates the world beyond the confines of our home while being transgender. I’ll let you know how it goes!


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