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Peace in change

This has been a long time coming. I’ve known it. Friends have known it. Family has known it.

It becomes even more and more apparent that something has to give. Especially when someone lovingly points out that you “looked fit to be tied the past couple days.” When said with all the love in the world, it helps the haze clear.

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The journey started 3 weeks ago. I began putting my resume in. As many places as I could. Experienced or not. Just to see what was out there.

One place in particular I remember thinking, “why not at least try?” It was a company completely outside of my experience.

Then about a week later, I begin talking with this company. I receive four calls in three days. That had to be a good thing, right?

Indeed it was. Not only was it a good thing, I can honestly say it was a God thing.

Monday came around. What a whirlwind it was. I went in for testing. While I was slower on one, I was faster on another. After that, they asked if I had time for a tour of the facilities. Again, absolutely was the first word out of my mouth. Followed quickly by, “I have all afternoon.”

Took a half hour or so to tour the facilities. Then they took me into a room in HR. There I sat with four other people. Two supervisors, a person in HR, and a floor worker. Lo and behold, an interview. Talk about intimidating.

After about an hour in there answering and asking questions, I’m lead back to the break room. Left with, “we’re going to discuss things. Rarely do we offer anything day of. We’ll come get you once we’re done.”

Not even 5 minutes later they’ve come back for me. I sit back down with all four interviewers in there. Not only do they begin with expressing the level of impressed they were by the answers given, but they’re also offering me the job. I graciously accept. Feeling as though I’m dreaming.

The HR rep sits with me and we nail down some dates. As well as sets me up to get the drug testing taken care of. I walk out of the building and realize that I’d been there for almost 3 hours.

So with that all out of the way, I press on through the week. As the reality settles in, the fog lifts and I settle into the peace of His plan. Knowing that even though this new venture is completely outside of my experience, this is where he’s leading me. Leading my family.

Oh did I mention, it gives me the best of both worlds when it comes to being a mom? The hours are earlier in the day, which means it will allow me more time to watch my little guy grow up, learn and make memories. All while allowing me to help provide a better life for our family.

If that isn’t God’s work, I don’t know what is.

To round out a great week, it ended with a get away with some lovely ladies.

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3 thoughts on “Peace in change

  1. While I will miss seeing my best friend daily… I cannot put into words how immensely happy I am for you to have this opportunity. And perhaps one day we will work together again. After all, the Lord works in mysterious ways…

  2. I love how God works. After two years of being a SAHM (formerly a career woman) I too just recently applied for a job to help my family’s financial situation which has been a total God thing. At first I was just trusting God’s provision totally and excited to get started (my day one is August 13th) – so of course that has given the enemy plenty of time to start messing with me! Should I really do this? Is this really the right thing? Was this really God’s provision? Reading your blog this morning has been a great encouragement to me. Congratulations! May the Lord bless your faithfulness in Him!

    • RaZella, while I haven’t been a SAHM, I have been a constant caregiver. I work with special needs adults. I have 3 clients daily and 2 of them require constant attention, physical and verbal. Then I’ve been going home and taking care of my toddler. By the time all was said and done, there was nothing left for my husband. Which, I’m sure you know, takes a toll. So after weeks of being just down right exhausted, it was apparent that it was time for something to change. I’ve just been amazed at the process.

      I’ll be thinking of you during your transition!

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