For the past six months Chris has been ACTIVELY searching for a new job. His current employer was having major cash flow problems and basically quit paying him in December. Needles to say things have been VERY tense and tight at our house. He was putting his resume out to anywhere and everywhere, he was making it to final rounds of interviews only to be told no.
It finally came down to me going out and looking for a job. So good news number one. I found a job! A great job that I really enjoy. I am working at a Pediatric doctors office. It feels so good to be contributing to the family income, and it is a great outlet for me to just get out of the house for a bit. The first two weeks in May consisted of me training in my new job. I love the people that I work with, they are all such great ladies! The only headache is making arrangements for the kids while I am working.
So good news number two.... Chris had some really great interviews two weeks ago. Both with companies that he would really enjoy working for. Every night when we say our family prayers the kids would always pray that Daddy would find a job. Well my sweet babies prayers were FINALLY answered!!!! An offer was extended and Chris very happily accepted!!! Words can not express the relief and gratitude that we both feel at this time. It truly could not have come at a better time. We feel so blessed that the Lord has helped us along the horrible journey. We also are so thankful to the countless family and friends that have stepped in and offer assistance in numerous ways. We are so grateful to all of you and hope to someday return the favor to someone in need.
I have learned so much through this experience. My faith has been tested to it's limits and just when I felt the most despair and felt like I truly could not keep going, He was there to lift my burden and help me make it through this tough time.
The day that we found out about Chris getting the job, I was driving home from work and it had been a really bad day for me. I just broke down on the drive home, to the point that I could hardly see the road in front of me I was crying so hard. I was so upset about what had happened at work and so bitter that I HAD to work and so discouraged about our financial situation.....everything just came to a head. So on the way home I just told the Lord that I COULD NOT do this anymore and begged him to give me strength. I got home and just sat in the driveway to try and compose myself, I wanted to be strong for Chris' sake and didn't want him to see that I was having a breakdown. After a few minutes I got out and went to the door, it was locked, so I rang the door bell and waited for him to answer it. When Chris opened the door he had the silliest look on his face and I just knew that he had heard back from one of the companies. I said to him "you better have some good news for me" and then I just lost it. He just held me in his arms and we both just cried for a long time. It was the best moment and one that I will never forget. It isn't very often that I get an almost INSTANT answer to my prayers.
Like I said, I have learned so much over the past six months and I hope that I NEVER have to relive this experience.
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