AKA a lengthy account of recent job woes...
Since being married, Matthew and I have moved into our apartment, and taken care of all our grown-up business...but I still work in the same place, a whole hour and a half away. Not to mention, I work 12 hour shifts. That's a whopping 15 hour day, if you're keeping track.
Which I am. Because it sucks.
I'm tired and grouchy a lot of the time, but I know that eventually, if I keep filling out enough job applications, then I will get a job closer to home and all will be right in the world. For now I'm doing what I have to do and I've learned to live with that.
On top of this, Matthew is also having job related troubles. He has been working on becoming a licensed insurance agent because an insurance company has offered him a job, and we were feeling really good about it. Up until today, when another option became available in the form of a job interview for another job he applied for months ago, and would really like. Of course, now we're scared of making the wrong decision.
I love that he is so protective of me. He shoulders most of the responsibility for taking care of the two of us and does such a good job. Tonight after a phone call with him (He is in Los Angeles, at some insurance agent thingy for a couple days) I said a prayer and asked Heavenly Father to help us come to the right decision, and also told Him how much it upsets me when Matt is stressed out like this. I prayed that my husband would be comforted and not five seconds after "amen" this is the text I received: "The Lord has blessed me so much. I've never been unemployed for over a month and I'm complaining about all my job options when some people can't even get one :/"
We ARE incredibly blessed.
Heck, I count it as a miracle every time I drive back from work half asleep and make it home alive. So I know that this will all work out. And when it does, we'll have another obstacle to tackle as a married couple. And then another. The thought honestly excites me, rather than frightens me, because something about that man makes me feel like I can do anything.