Thursday, April 19, 2012
Well, things have certainly improved in the last 24 hours.
Yesterday I posted about my car breaking down, and CAA towing it home. It is currently parked in my driveway. Well, it turns out that the tow truck driver didn't charge me for the additional kilometres to tow me home. How awesome is THAT?
Then, wonderful friends of ours offered us the use of one of their vans for the next few days. WHO DOES THAT? I'll tell you who does that... AWESOME people do that. So we were able to make it to the visitation for our friend's father last night as well as the funeral this morning. We are so grateful for loving friends.
But the biggest piece of news? I got a job today :-) The woman at the agency yesterday told me about a position she had open at a company where the collections have fallen way behind and they need someone to come in and clean it up. And this morning she called to offer me the position! I've done credit and collections for years now, and in the last five or so years I've sort of settled into the area of massive cleanup and I really enjoy it. It's a two week assignment for now, but they want to see me prove myself and when (not if!) I do then I will be able to stay longer with a raise.
I have mixed feelings about returning to work. On the one hand, I'm feeling very excited about this position, and the opportunity to contribute to the family. But on the other hand... I will miss being at home so much. I love being with Ian and the children, and our slow and easy lives together. But this job is a huge blessing, and not a moment too soon.
I called my mom moments after I got off the phone with the agency and she just laughed and said "How can you not see that God has been working on your behalf? Look at the last 24 hours-your car dies and your friends lend you theirs, and now you have a job." SO true.
Feeling very thankful and relieved tonight. What a welcome change.
Posted by Kate at 4:38 PM