God is good

Today, P. and I went to the post office and sent a very large tuition check via certified mail to Canada. With that done, she will be officially setting sail in mid-January.

Six months or so ago, when P. first discovered Class Afloat and expressed interest in going. All we could see were dollar signs. It is incredibly expensive, and being through a Canadian school meant that US financial aid was not going to help. I honestly had no idea how on earth we would afford it. It seemed impossible. We could tell that P. was extremely interested, and very much wanted a chance to do this, so we kept taking the next step. I also prayed more than one prayer that if she was going to be able to do it, God would really have to make the money appear somehow.

And then J.'s job was eliminated, and he spent the summer between jobs. That did not seem as though it was going to help in getting P. on that ship. Yet we kept moving forward with doing what needed to be done.

The end of summer saw J. employed with a new job, and one that is a much better fit. This also meant that for the first time, J. and I saw a way to make this happen for P. When his job was eliminated, it came with an astonishingly generous severance package. This continued regardless of J.'s employment status. I started doing the math, and what had seemed impossible just a few months ago, now, had become possible. Miraculously possible.

So, between P.'s job earnings, the severance money, and the very generous donations from friends and family, P. will get to have the adventure of a lifetime. I couldn't be happier for her.

I am so very thankful. Both thankful to those of you who helped to send her on this trip, and also thankful that God took something that was impossible, and through a job loss turned it into something possible.

Here is a picture of what will be P.'s home for four months, starting in mid-January. The Gulden Leeuw...

Soli Deo Gloria!


Patti McCanna said…
I got goosebumps reading this. So glad that this is happening for her.

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