Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dear St. Joseph....I'm Still Waiting.

I've prayed to St. Joseph faithfully every day for the last 4 years.  I'm still waiting for an answer.  

(For anyone who might be unaware.  Catholics ask saints to pray for them, the same way you ask your friends to pray for you.  This link explains it.   And Saint Joseph is the traditional patron saint of fathers, workers and people seeking work). 

First, I was praying for a good, legal job.   Even when he had a good job, I was praying for a job, as we knew that job was only temporary.  

Now we're still praying for a good job (he already has a not so good one) but also praying for business guidance as seeing as how no legal job appealed, he's starting his own law practice. we're praying for guidance and a house with an office or another office in the right town..and for a successful business.  

We almost bought two different houses in two different small towns.  Both times, something fell through. 

We call about offices....and they're already taken.

We're doing tons of research and trying to find the right area...and we keep going back and forth, changing our minds, considering new factors.  And that's just the work in finding an area...never mind the work involved in actually getting ready to start a business.  It's exhausting and frustrating and is basically taking up too much mental space and energy. 

So, I don't have too much mental energy left for blogging or writing. 

Because Dear St. Joseph....we're still waiting for an answer to our prayers. 

People (ahem, my mom) keeps saying that God is leading us.  But it doesn't feel that way.  It feels like we are being left alone to wander around without any direction.  It feels like all we have is doors closing and no windows opening.  Not even a tiny window.  Not even a  peephole.

To be fair...yes...all our needs have been taken care of.   I mean, we're not homeless or starving.  Yet.  At least there is that.  

But St. Joseph...we're still waiting. 

Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God. I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.
Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary of contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls - Pray for me
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