We are now in the next chapter of our adventure.
Chad got a job.
Seems like a million prayers were said in our behalf.
And those million were answered.
Probably more than we will ever know.
It's at a place we never would have thought of,
doing something he never thought he would do,
its a job though!
I say we are on our next adventure,
because, well, he will be working 70 hours/week.
We have to be a team playing separate games.
It will not be easy, but I know we can do it and it will be good.
We are so grateful.
...but as I type this, it's hard not to miss him.
Can I give you advice if unemployment
ever crosses your path?:
- Consider all options. We actually were inches away from signing on with the Air Force, We re-vamped my resume and I applied to jobs with the idea Chad would be the stay-at-home-dad and I would work, we came up with plan A,B,C,D,E,F.....almost made it to Z!
- Set a daily schedule for the job hunt, we did a little longer than business hours for Chad. Then after the girls went down, he could do more. If you don't set a time you will go insane.
- Pray often, work hard (honestly really work hard) at getting a job, and then leave it up to the Lord. You can only control so much.
- Remember your blessings. You have SO MUCH.
- Enjoy the time you have as a family, because it won't last forever.
- Write down your dreams and goals for your future, it brings hope and happiness on hard days.
- If you get down, or scared, allot your self a time limit for being sad, then move on. This goes for if you thought you nailed the interview...and didn't, or if you are lonely, anything.
- Find joy in the small things, you don't need money for fun activities: walks, coloring, building forts, spending time with friends and family....
- Don't take your frustration out at each other. If you find yourself in a bad mood, step back from the situation and re-group. There is never, ever an excuse for un-kind words.
Remember be happy, life is good. Prove it to yourself.