Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Job!

Wow, it's been a long time since I've blogged! More on that later. But for now, I just have to explode because two hours ago I got my first full-time job!

I am overwhelmed by the grace and tender care of my Savior. We have come through such a valley of sadness and fear, of enormous change and the uncertainty it brings. Just a couple of months ago I didn't think we would be able to stay in our house or town. We had no idea where our paychecks would come from, where our path would lead, or how we could find insurance. My whole life was up in the air.

But here I am now, hired by a company I am so excited to work for, at a job that seems perfect for me. Brian's employment is coming together and should be nailed down soon. He's been accepted to a wonderful Marriage and Family Therapy master's program and should graduate in two years. And we get to stay in Hudson. Near family and friends and in our sweet little house.

This job is a miracle to me. I didn't know how to find something I would really love doing. Not to mention the fact that I have only worked one tiny little job since Jay was a year and a half old. I can work my forty hours in four ten-hour shifts, and in only a couple of weeks I can drop down to three days a week. The pay is good to start, has opportunities for raises, and I can get full insurance coverage for my whole family for only $120/month. Better yet, the company (a non-profit credit union) is all about relationship. My job has been described as being an advocate for my customers; I will be able to develop relationships with them and be their personal assistant for many of their financial needs. I love it! And at a point in my life where I really needed to get out and have an existence separate from my home and kiddos...I am speechless.

The cliche is true...God's timing is perfect. Rarely as quick as we'd like, but perfect nonetheless.

5 comments:

Jamie said...

WOW! I'm still in awe Jen! It's been a joy to watch this new chapter unfold! And I'm still in shock over how cheap your insurance is... I pay more than that for just myself! What a blessing!

inthestory said...

This is truly amazing Jen! I'm so happy for the way God is providing in so many new ways for you. It is a joy to observe your story, and participate in conversations with you that show your heart. I'm so excited for you!!

Kara Jo said...

Dear friend, I love watching how God has been tenderly caring for you through all of this. I pray for continued good things for your family.

Congrats Chica, you working woman, you!

Miss you tons and can't wait to catch up.

Kar

erin said...

Jen, I'm sorry I'm just now reading this! I'm so happy for you!!

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