Thursday, September 13, 2012

Watch Out for that Curve Ball!

If you've been a long time follower, you will remember me discussing my husband getting laid-off the end of last year. It was a hard time for him, as he seemed to lose some of his self-worth every time he got a rejection letter. He spent hours upon hours combing through listings all across the US to look for jobs he was qualified for - but with no luck.

Then, just before his unemployment ran out, he received a call from a "head hunter". He was told about a contract to hire job working at a university - his Alma Mater! Of course by then, he really didn't believe that he would qualify, but said to send his application on. He was interviewed by the company that contacted him as well as the university and then was hired!

He finished the out contract, the contract was extended and finally - FINALLY!! he was hired as a permanent member of the IT team at the university!! YAY!!! He says he still has to pinch himself every once in a while because he never thought he'd ever work at the place that gave him his sheep skin.

Weirder still is that I can finally get my degree AND from the same university that I applied to 30 years ago! Certain unforeseen circumstances prevented me going there, which made my mother "happy" because she was upset that I applied to a university so far away from home. Who new that all these years later I would be able to finish my degree at the university I always wish I had been able to attend!

This all means a big move for us. We will be saying goodbye to all the generations before me that lived in this town (my children are the 5th!) and starting a new life in a place where there is no family, but happily I have found some friends that live close to the area - imagine that!

It will definitely take some getting used to. I'm going from a very SMALL town to a large university "town" and one that has grown over the past 30 years. I will have to learn how to drive in town and also how to take a bus.

We are house hunting now and are astonished at the prices. WOW! Those "average" house prices would buy us a pretty nice farm here. It appears we won't be getting our dream acreage, but instead a small 1/3 of an acre in the middle of a development. God has provided us with so much, so I'm not even going to complain about the details of yard size. He will give us just what we need with the house, too. Everything else has fallen into place - so I'm certainly not going to question that one little detail!

If you are in a place you aren't satisfied with and life hasn't turned out the way you wanted, don't fret. God has plans and he will let you know them when it's time. As I look back over the past years, I see how everything has fallen into place, although at different times I couldn't understand why everything was falling apart. They really weren't - they were just pieces moving into place for the bigger picture.

Always remember... "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." ~ Romans 8:28 KJV

1 comment:

  1. God is good! Congratulations to both of you. I'm glad you've even got friends in the new area where you will be moving.



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