Love Overflowing

So very proud..

I am very proud of my husband. He started a new job at the end of April. He wasn’t even in search mode. This job pretty much came to him. It reminds me of the parable of the man stuck in a flood.

A man is on top of a roof during a great flood. A man comes by in a boat and says “get in, get in!” The religous man replies, “No I have faith in God, he will grant me a miracle.”

Later the water is up to his waist and another boat comes by and the guy tells him to get in again. He responds that he has faith in God and God will give him a miracle. With the water at about chest high, another boat comes to rescue him, but he turns down the offer again because “God will grant him a miracle.”

With the water at chin high, a helicopter throws down a ladder and they tell him to get in. Mumbling with the water in his mouth, he again turns down the request for help. So he drowns.

He arrives at the gates of heaven and says to Peter, “What happened? I put my faith in God and He let me drown!” St. Peter responds, “We sent you three boats and a helicopter, what more did you want?”

Stephen had seen this job posting several times and never acted upon. Only after he was contacted by a recruiter did he seriously consider the position. I truly believe the position was meant to be his. He had a job offer within 5 minutes of his second interview. This is where he is supposed to be right now. The recruiter was his helicopter.

It’s been two full weeks at his new company and Stephen really seems to be enjoying his work now. It’s not as much of a chore to go in. The best part is it is what he is wanting to do right now. He beat potential outsourcing at his previous company and made some improvements in other personal areas as well. One of many is a flexible work schedule and the ability to work from home as needed. I cannot begin to tell you how much of a help that will be!

I do know this transition was stressful for him though. I broke my foot and had surgery his last week at the previous employer. But we made it through. I am very proud of him. He made a huge leap and landed on his feet. It’s wonderful in more ways than one.

Congratulations Stephen! I am so proud of you and immensely happy for you!


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One week down…

One week down…. Three weeks left….
I go back to the orthopedist on the 21st. He said I should be able to put some weight on my foot. I would be happy just to get rid of the crutches. I am thinking small so I am not disappointed. I would actually be happy with using the walking boot as an actual walking boot. It would be wonderful to not have to be dependent on the crutches on my birthday. A girl can dream right?
I am very blessed though because through this I have learned what amazing friends I have. I also belong to a wonderful playgroup who have been bringing me some meals so my family doesn’t go hungry. My respect and love has been intensified for my mother-in-law. She has been a complete lifesaver. She has been coming over during the week to help me with the kids and household stuff. We have clean clothes and a clean bathroom because of her. Stephen has also stepped up to the plate and taken on a huge amount of my responsibilities. And without complaint for the most part. I am very grateful for that. He has been great.
So despite my whining, I am still blessed and thankful. Things will get done eventually. The house might not be the most organized or the cleanest but it will come. I haven’t been able to do any projects with Emily but I think she understands to a certain extent. She has been a huge help as well. My little girl is getting to be so big!
I have some posts to catch up on in the next few days so stay tuned! Look for baptism photos and photos from my nephew’s birthday party. I am sure I have more to catch up on but that’s a start! I am loving our new iPad but all my pictures are on my laptop so blogging hasn’t been readily accessible even with the WordPress application because I do love sharing pictures!

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