After several months of deliberation, six interviews, and seemingly endless waiting, DH was told today that he got the job! Wow! It's one of those things you don't think you'll see the end of, and then when it happens, you barely catch your breath :) In the last month or so, DH was told it was down to him or one other guy, so it made the pressure a little more intense, I think. The job is a new position within his current company. He will start officially on April 1st as an STM (Systems Technology Manager). The company is taking a little chance with him, since he's never been a manager/boss before, and now he'll have employees to manage. I know at first, he'll be super super busy, getting acclimated and setting things up (it is a newly formed region so it will be a little new to everyone), training his employees and just figuring stuff out. But it will be a good challenge for him and will give him more diversified experience in his field. After the initial intensity, he should also be able to travel less. And yes, it does pay more too - as an added bonus. I am proud of my cute, smart hubby!
It's also a testimony to me that Heavenly Father knows what he's doing even when we don't. We really really felt strongly that we needed to be in Texas, even though at the time we weren't sure what was going to happen with this job (it was just barely in the beginning stages). We told people it was to be near family, to get a house that would suit our budget and our needs, to have a new adventure... But really, we just felt like it was the right time. And amazingly enough, our house sold and we were able to move here. Then we found out that DH being in Texas was an added bonus for him in contention for getting the job, since several accounts are in the near vicinity. Then DH went to an annual National Meeting for the company and they had this silly hypnotist there and she asked for volunteers. Normally? Not something DH would volunteer for. But he really felt like he needed to get up. So he did, and he embarrassed himself (think air guitar and Beavis & Butt-head). But then he got the job, and his new boss told him on the phone this evening that what really cinched the deal was that DH volunteered for the hypnotist. All of these things have really fallen into place and I KNOW Heavenly Father was prompting us. We have been so blessed as a family ever since we were married, but it never ceases to amaze us how abundantly we are blessed! It is real. There is a God, and He cares about His children.
Once again, congrats DH and I'll keep you posted on how it all goes! (PS - picture is from last year's birthday - I need to take more pics of DH!)