Monday, August 31, 2009

And now we wait...

Well here we are on a Monday morning and we are now on the other end of the interview process. Nick's interview went great! He said he would be really surprised if he didn't get the job! He would be the Director of Planning which would look great on his resume and would be really good experience. This means we would be moving to a small town about 1 1/2 hours from home. I think it would be a good thing for the kids to grow up in a small community. I am trying not to get too excited at the prospect of my husband being employed again. I know that it is all in God's hands. If he doesn't get the job then there must be a reason. If he does get the job we are going to continue to pray for God's will while we decide if he should take it. Please be praying for us. Right now we just want to make sure we make the right move. This could impact who are children marry, where they go to school, the friends they will have, their personalities, and on, and on. The good news is that they are hoping to have the position filled by October so hopefully there will not be a lot of waiting. For Nick's last job we waited 10 months before finding out he got it...10 months would be a LONG time to be unemployed! :( Hope you all are having a cheery Monday! I am going home and making a Chicken Potpie and a Peach pie for my adorable little family! Celebrating all of God's blessings today!
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Monday, August 24, 2009

First Interview!

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE REEL MCCOY!

Guess what? Nick has a job interview Thursday! Praise God! Right now we are just praying to know God's direction in our lives. We want to make sure if Nick gets this position that it is what God wants for our family. The job would require a move and if we move I will most likely have to stay home. Any income I earned would be cancelled out by having to pay for daycare so it just wouldn't be advantageous for us to move. I would love to stay home but at the same time we are having a hard time finding a position for him that he can just walk into that will cover both of our income's now. When I start to think of all of the details I get panicked. I wonder how we will make ends meet and if we can sell our house and moving expenses, and how hard it will be to be away from family, and on, and on. But I know that I serve a God who is bigger than the details. He will see us through whatever he has in store for our family. Our yoke is light and easy to carry...when its not he's there to help us.

Anyway, please be praying for Nick on Thursday with his interview. May he be on his game and may God show us what He wants us to do. Thanks! Have a great day! :)


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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wouldn't Trade a Second

Yesterday was our Wedding Anniversary! I simply cannot believe we've been married for six years...wow how time does fly. Nick took me for a romantic picnic with our favorite italian foods on the water. It was peaceful and beautiful. I am a lucky lady to have him! Thanks for loving me Nicholas!
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Monday, August 17, 2009

4 pairs of shoes

This weekend on the way to church we had a little talk. We are going to work on two things this week, gang. Number 1, lets be joyful. God has given us so much. We are so blessed in our little family. Number 2, lets pick up all of our stuff. Not too hard, right?

This morning I came downstairs and in the foyer sat 4 pairs of shoes...so I am trying to be joyful that my family doesn't know how to pick up. Fun.
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Worst Week Ever

I think this is the complete opposite of VH1’s best week ever. We went on vacation last week which was wonderful but now seems like a lifetime ago. As hard as it is to go back to work on Mondays it was made even harder when I got a call from Nick at work…he was on his way home as he had just been laid off. Ouch.

Our family is a well oiled machine but when the money stops flowing it all kind of comes to a screeching halt.
I think we are set for 6 months. By set I mean we can pay bills, send Emma to preschool, and get a little bit of food…nothing else.

A lot of things will happen in those 6 months: Calvin’s birthday, Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas. I am not all about material possessions but it simply kills me inside to know we might not be able to provide for our children in those special ways.

Those of you who are family I am not worried as I know you’ll make the children still have a wonderful Christmas. Its those moments tied to those times that makes my heart break knowing that we won’t be able to provide for them. Things like apple picking, getting a Christmas tree, going to the Walnut Room, pumpkin picking. All of those family traditions the kids aren’t going to get to do this year.

My rational side says surely this can’t last for 6 months. My husband is the smartest person I know. He will fight for his family. But I am sure that’s what everyone else says in this situation.
My freaked out side of me asks what we will do if this lasts longer than 6 months? I mean, when do you put your house up for sale? When do you say “okay we are sinking fast?”

The future is a black hole to me right now, but then I lift my head and realize I am sitting in the palm of God’s hand. He’s stroking my hair and saying “shhh. It’s okay.” Nick keeps telling me this happened for a reason. I’m reminded of the Casting Crowns song that says “and every tear I’ve cried you hold in your hand, You’ve never left my side, and though my heart is torn I will praise you in this Storm.” I know my Redeemer lives, He will bring us out of this.

Our biggest goal right now is to not let the children’s lives be affected. We’ve never been a “lets go to the toystore and buy a bunch of stuff” kind of family so hopefully it won’t be very hard to keep things the same.

Please know I am not writing this as a “oh feel sorry for us” type thing. Rather I would love to have prayer backers behind us. The power of God is going to move mountains…He’s going to give Nicholas the most amazing job and He’s going to take care of our family! Amen. So please be praying for us. Lift us up any moment you can so we may be cloaked in prayer. Thank you so much in advance.
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