Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Congratulations DH!!


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!)

5 comments:

danika said...

Congrats for all of you. Those leaps of faith are a hard first step but so worth it. Sounds like all is going well.

I have a good life said...

CONGRATULATIONS to DH! How wonderful that you guys were here when he got the call! :) I didn't know that the hypnotist was part of the equation. Wow! It is so true that if we listen to the promptings...we will be guided in the best ways for us, even if we don't know at the time (or ever) why that was what we were supposed to do!

Kristy said...

That is amazing. I love when stuff like that happens. It also reasures you that you aren't crazy for doing what you feel is right at the time. You guys are a great example to everyone.

Litnak Family said...

Wahoo DH!! congrats on getting the job. I am sure you will rise to your new position and be able to do what is expected for you!
Way to go on both you and your hubby for listening to the promptings so all could work out for the best!! :) Good luck down there!! What part of texas do you live in again?

the lazy reader said...

Congratulations!!!! I am so excited that everything has worked out so well for you and your family. And I am glad that you are liking Texas. Miss you at playgroup and in nursery.