Saturday, February 13, 2010

Good News!

Adam received full time hours! We are so happy he will be working full time again and so relieved that his bout of unemployment wasn't any longer than it was. God is so good!

We went on a date Friday night. My mom had given us a gift card to the Outback for Christmas so we put that to use. On our way home from dinner Adam received the call that lifted the burden and the stress off our backs and put smiles on our faces!

Someone from another store put in their notice but, found another job so they all decided not to make this person stay the 2 weeks. So, Adam gets to start right away. He will be working out of 2 different locations, although we aren't sure what the schedule will be. He will most likely be working at least 1 weekend shift and some evenings so we will probably be able to save on some child care. Once he gets past the 3 month probationary period he will be eligible for insurance, profit sharing, and a bridge in service. This excites me in a way I cannot describe. I have NOT had insurance since shortly after Lily was born. I am so glad I will have it again. I can go to the doctor if I get sick and not feel guilty about going to the chiropractor because all I will need to pay for is the copay.

In a way I feel like the last 3 years have been a waste. We thought the change in jobs would be a good thing. But, the owner of the company ended up being not trustworthy. There were a lot of promises made at the beginning that were not upheld. Some of it had to do with the economy but, most of it had to do with poor ownership. The owner has all but stopped looking for new jobs to come in. So, he laid Adam off and is down to him self and one other employee. Adam's intentions were to quit and go to the new job full time after we got some bills paid and money saved up had there been a full time position open to him. But, God had other plans.

Adam will be more proud of himself at his new job then he was at the other job. Which, makes me happy. I want him to be proud of what he does and it does NOT matter at all what he is doing. God has shown to be very faithful to us in what we do so it doesn't matter that we aren't doctors or lawyers or anything else that pay lots of money. We are doing what we want to do, what we can be proud of doing, and because of that, the money doesn't matter. Sure, it will always be nice to have more but, recently I have learned a valuable lesson on contentedness and my family's happiness. Lots of THINGS won't make us happy. But, being together as a family and loving each other no matter what are circumstances are will make us happy.

I feel like I can breathe now!

Thank you all for your prayers and support over the last week! We are grateful we have some many people that care for us!

1 comment:

Kim said...

Oh Holly I cannot even tell you the relief I felt reading this post! You guys have been on my mind a lot lately! I can't even imagine how relieved you were! Yay to things working out!

And I just saw your response about not having school Fri/Mon...I have to work Mon. :( We'll have to figure out some other time to do a celebration playdate! And soon! :)