Wednesday, November 5, 2014

our situation {a better update}

During the month of November, I love to participate in the "I'm thankful for..." game on Facebook. I try real hard to get creative with my "thankfuls" to help me recognize the blessings I take for granted a lot of the time. On November 1st I shared: It's that time again! Today I am thankful for answers to my/our prayers. Even if I would prefer a different answer at times... (Ha!) I always know that I will be able to look back and realize that everything worked out perfectly. When I wrote that I was thinking about trials we've experienced in the past, and of course our latest trial, Eric losing his job. Some read that and assumed that Eric got a job... and they were right! Eric landed a great opportunity just a week and a half after I thought my world ended (but I got over that feeling after I simmered down, HA!) While I'm obviously grateful that Eric got a job (so incredibly grateful!) this was a good reminder that sometimes it's okay to hand over the reigns and trust that everything will work out, instead of feeling the need to control every second of our lives, you know?
Eric started his job this week and so far, so good!! I hadn't even thought of sharing the news on the blog yet until my sweet friend commented on my status, "... Did he get a job?? Email me! Or I'm sure I'll read about it next week ;)" Bahaha! I didn't email her because I suck, but I suppose you all can count on me for being an over sharer :) (love ya, Liz!) I had convinced myself that it would take months to get a good job, mostly because we live in such a tiny, remote little town with few to no options, and the interviewing process can take months! I was totally excited at the prospect of moving out of here, but now I'm content to stay awhile longer :)
I just have to say that I'm incredibly thankful to be married to such a hard worker! Eric sacrificed so much to build an incredible resume... and it's paying off! And I'm forever thankful to be apart of this amazing, supportive online community. The love and prayers we received from you all mean more than you'll ever know! Thank you, thank you! Even when life seems to take a turn for the worst, God is good!!
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29 comments:

Kelly Mock said...

So glad to hear this! We have been praying for you!

Amanda said...

Yay!!!! Congrats!!!!! The inbetween feeling during jobs kind of sucks to be honest but I'm so happy things are working out for your family!!!!!! God is so good!

Emily said...

This is wonderful news!! The power of prayer is a wonderful thing.

Pamela said...

YAYYYY! Congrats!! :)

P!nky said...

SOOOOOOOO AWESOME! Congrats!

The Life of Poole said...

Congratulations! How exciting! God works in mysterious ways and maybe this job will lead to bigger and better things :)

Sara Elizabeth said...

Best news ever!!! Congrats Eric!! So glad that you are going into the holidays with this great news!!

~Dawn~ said...

That's GREAT news!! So happy for your family!

Sarah Hall said...

Great news! So happy God answered your prayers!

Jess Beer said...

Congratulations! So glad everything worked out for the best!

Cara said...

So happy to be reading this today! Congrats to Eric and I'm so happy that you have peace of mind now. I know how stressful it can be but you're right, everything always works out!

Karm said...

I am so happy for you guys!!
(:

Jenny said...

Yay for a new job and so quick too! Sometimes things happen for a reason! Hopefully this job has better hours too :)

Shesabigstar said...

GREAT news!! That was quick, such a blessing... especially this time of year. I know you're thankful and I'm very relieved for you guys!

Kristin DiCristofano said...

That is wonderful news! I too am grateful for answers to prayers.

Brittany said...

This is fabulous! It's amazing how things have a way of working out, even when you can't imagine it. Congrats to him!

Karra said...

God always provides!! yay yay yay for y'all!

Mandie said...

Yippee! I'm so happy to hear that! Everything happens for a reason & we may not see/know that reason right away but we do eventually. :)

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

So glad he found a job. This world sometimes stinks because of situations like that.

Kim @ HappyPrettyBlog said...

Hooray! I read your post about him losing his job and really felt for you in that situation so I'm so glad to read this update! Sometimes things have a way of working out, even when we think they never will!

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! I am SO SO happy for you guys! I knew everything would work out for the best and I hope that this job treats Eric the way he should be treated - for the amazing, hard worker that he is! They are so lucky to have him and I know they will appreciate him. So glad everything worked out so quickly and for the best!

Jamie @ The Jamie's + 1 said...

Congrats!!!!

Jessie said...

So blessed! I am so happy/relieved for you. A job already? That's miraculous. Good news!

Erin LFF said...

Yayyyy!!! :)

KelseyB said...

So happy to hear everything has worked out! I can imagine the stress you guys were going through. But you made it through it, yippie!!!

Kimberly said...

Such great news!!!! Happy for you!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

I'm so happy to hear that everything worked out!

Karina Marie Powell said...

This is amazing news. Makes me so happy. You guys deserve it! Such a stress reliever all around!

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

That is amazing that it happened so quickly. I know it took Chris taking whatever job was available for a couple years to find his current job. Just a couple weeks from a to z! Wow! What a blessing.

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