This week has been one of ups and downs.
I am grateful for the relationship I have with my husband. We are friends and we are family. He is excedingly patient with me, and I need to share that that is not always an easy thing to do because I am just a bit intense and moody at times. My DCG (DarlingCaveGeek) knows just the things to say and do to help ease my heart and mind and return me to level. He's had his work cut out for him this week.
DCG has been a "regular" employee at his new job for just over a week now. The company rolled his contract over so he is no longer a contractor/consultant but really one of the team. This was a blessing. I would be remiss not to share how this job came about after the over 50 day period spent without income. So this is the condensed version:
While unemployed, DCG put out hundreds of resumes, sometimes over a hundred a day. For over 50 days. That is a lot of resumes. He got a lot of responses, but roadblocks were all over the place.
The job he got came at the last minute. We could not have continued waiting without some income in sight past that week.
Two other very firm possibilities were being considered in other cities. A couple of less firm opportunities had been presented nearer home.
DCG never sent a resume to this headhunter/recruiter or this company.
The recruiter remembered his resume from a year before and called him and talked to me initially.
The first interview was scheduled the day of the first call on a Friday.
DCG was warned that while the company wanted to move fast the next interview would likely be the following week sometime probably late in the week—it was on Tuesday. He met the recruiter on Monday the offer came on Wednesday he signed papers on Thursday and started on Friday.
They never considered another candidate for the job.
While I am truly grateful for this job the LORD has provided and I know deep in my heart THIS was where my DCG was supposed to be, I am anxious because real life has set in. The rose color glasses and novelty have worn thin and there are some concerns about this job. I believe that the issues could be roadblocks from the enemy to steal our joy or worse. But we are holding on to the fact that this job seems to be exactly where he/we should be, that it is of God and we are praying to clear these hurdles with grace and good testimony that would only bring glory to the LORD.
I am grateful because even when I doubt and waver, God doesn't.
I was grateful this week to see how the blogging community blessed Heather and her family. And I have been so blessed by Heather's honest and human sharing since she found out she has a brain tumor. Heather will be at Mayo this week--I am sure she wouldn't mind a few extra prayers.
I am grateful my mother is at home and improved from Thursday night. Thursday evening I was in a parking lot getting ready to leave my son's activity and got a call from my dad saying Mom had passed out, fallen and hit her head, but was refusing to go to the hospital. The next day my father did get her to go to the doctor and they found that the likely cause of her issue was seriously low bloodpressure. She was not so happy that she was on bedrest, but I know she could be in the hospital or worse. She is extremely tired from the chemo and the toll it has taken on her. She has taken a leave of absence from work, finally, after two and a half years. I think she deserves to and I think her body needs it. But she is frustrated. Anyone wanting to send up a prayer for my mom would be greatly appreciated.
Grains of Gratitude was started by Christine at Brady's Bunch. I am always grateful to go visit her lovely blog and it is just not possible to see that handsome Brady and not fall head over heels for him. He is a joy!
What are you grateful for?