Monday, October 10, 2011

Celebration



Today Rob and I took the kids to the dollar theatre to see Cars 2.  Jude has been begging to see it since it came out in July, and we figured with all of this family time on our hands - it would be a perfect rainy day activity.  It was a bittersweet afternoon, because today was the last day of our "forced vacation."  Yes, that's right, Rob is once again an employed man.  On Thursday he received a really great offer from a company very close to our home.  We took the weekend to tweak some of the details and today everything was approved - so he starts tomorrow. This job is a blessing for SO MANY REASONS.  One, it is literally less than a five minute drive to his office.  Two, the salary and position are much better than his previous job.  Three, he will report directly to one of the founders of the company - who I should add really seems to love him.  Four, they have already discussed the potential growth of the position - and where they want him to be in the next couple of years.

I have to admit that even though I am unbelievably thrilled that he is moving on to a much better position, I am really going to miss having him around.  If nothing else, we learned from this experience that retirement will be awesome! I just loved being able to spend every minute with him - I also loved finding every excuse to put off my laundry and ironing.  He is my best, best friend - and I am so proud of how well he handled this situation.  He is my rock, and the best person to lead our little family.  {Why do I always call my family little?  Because my kids are little?  Geez - I guess I have FOUR kids!}

I have so many people that I want to thank for their support and love.  It seemed like everyone was so willing to help in any way they could.  I need to send a VERY SPECIAL shout out to my friend, Kim.  She {through a lot of different resources} got the email address for Rob's new boss - and said we should contact her.  On a whim (and even though they technically weren't even hiring) we contacted her - and she basically told Rob that they were looking for someone just like him.  Talk about a flattering way to get hired!  Thank you, Kim.....you are amazing.

That's how the story ends, folks.  We are so lucky, and so blessed.  God has a plan for all of us - and all of this excitement is thanks to Him.  Isn't it funny that in hindsight, everything makes sense?  I know that this is exactly where we are supposed to be!

BDEM:  I am about to go jump on the couch next to my handsome hubby.  One last little cuddle before our new adventure begins!  

11 comments:

Jessica and Matt said...

Melissa,
Just want to say that I think you have the greatest family. You are all always smiling-regardless of the circumstances of life--and it is so great! Your two kiddos are such a delight to have in Primary--they make everyone smile. Congratulations to Rob and you on the new job.

Deon said...

YEEHAW! I am so happy for you, for Rob, for your "little" family! I just knew good things were in store because of the positive attitude you chose to take throughout this situation. When a window closes, a great big door opens, right?!!!

Snarr mama said...

So happy for your family! Enjoy the new adventure!

Kim said...

YESSSSS!!! I love this. I'm a little bit sad that your unemployment time is over, because didn't you just love it to death? But so happy for you guys, and proud that now I can call myself a networker.

kathryn said...

Kim IS awesome, isn't she? I miss you both. We should hang out when I'm in Utah for the whole month of December.

Stef said...

YIPPEE!!! I am so so so happy!

Maria said...

HOOORAAAAY! So glad to hear your awesome news!

Jamie said...

CONGRATS!! I know it would work out for the best! Yay for a little time with hubby (even if it was forced!)

Linz said...

How cute are your little kids' faces. Sheesh!

And congratulations!! It is so wonderful that all aspects of the new job seem better overall. What a blessing, you guys deserve this so much!

Mpm said...

I'm so proud of your proud journey through the unknown with faith in every footstep, doing whatever it took and making the journey a "mostly" fun one for your family. I REALLY am proud of you, Rob and your fantastic family.

Mom said...

And yes...I've changed my name to Mpm in case you thought it was a typo. Sort of like the time I changed my name to "dad" for awhile to keep from hearing my name taken in vain for awhile.