Tuesday, January 12, 2010

wonders never cease

It never ceases to amaze me how good the Lord is to us. I am always hoping that he will bless us with just what we need, but he blesses us far beyond what we need and for that, I am thankful.

So, Dave has a job. It's not set in stone yet, but after a month, it could be.

Here's the back story:

When Dave got laid off in July, we really didn't know what we would do. Two weeks after Sam was born he started working for a friend in construction to help offset some costs and to see what would happen with his previous company. Since he was union, there was the chance that he could get called up at anytime. We had a few sparks of hope when he would get called back for a week or so, but as time went on the calls back were less and less.

Just before Thanksgiving, we found out that the construction work would be less as well. We didn't know how much less until the middle of December. At this point, we found out there would be no more work at all. We were back to the starting point again with no options.

Dave hit the ground running at the first of the year and went on a few, less than promising, insurance interviews. Craigslist was his daily camp-out and it was reaping less than desirable options.

Last Friday a friend, through many different circles, contacted Dave to have lunch. (While there, he got to see Greg Oden. A good sign this lunch date was headed somewhere good.)

This friend owns a company, this company. They talked about what it would look like for Dave to fill a position, Producer, and if it would be the right fit.

First, Dave is not artistic, trendy, or creative. But he has lots of drive, heart, and motivation. So after a weekend spent in prayer, both parties thought it a go and we'll try it for a month. If at the end of the month, things don't look good, we move on with one month's income and continue our path of trusting that the Lord has something else. If it does work out, he'll get hired on full time.

WOW! This is not only really cool, but far beyond what we could have ever imagined. God is SO GOOD! We were eagerly awaiting his leading and He had lead us here. I believe great things are going to happen and I'm excited to see Dave flourish in something new.

He jumps into this new adventure on Friday. It's downtown, and those who know Dave know that he is not a downtown guy (we might need to buy him a scarf or something). He was joking today that every office needs the goofy, chubby guy. At least he brings humor, right.

Thank you to all those praying for us. It has surpassed our expectations. Thank you.


Cutzi said...

Praising the Lord with you for this opportunity!

Earlier today I found out another person I'd been praying for got a job too! Two in one day - a great day to rejoice!

And thank you for your previous posts on what you have been going through over the last little while. I know it was hard for you to share, but I think it's good for all of us to have a little perspective on these things from time to time. I'm thankful the Lord has allowed you to be a faithful steward of what you have been given.

Shelby said...

ummmmmm....can we say PRAISE!!!!! This totally made my morning Kate! And...wow! What a job to land! My hubby was very impressed too! Oden...wow!! How fun to work for him. Jacob was all excited about hearing about this job for Dave! Way to go Dave! YOu can do it!! God answers prayers! THAT we know for certain!!

love y'all!

amanda said...

whooo hooo honey :)

doing the happy dance in kansas!!