Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Better Day

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.



  1. I just love it when God does that!

    1. Right!? I was (and am) reminded how quickly God can turn things around. I wish I remembered that when I'm IN the storm, and not just afterwards.

  2. Anonymous3:21 a.m.

    I am so happy for you Kate. I have been reading your blog for a long time and this is my first time commenting. You have a wonderful sense of humor and your blog had me hooked immediately!! I am a fellow Canadian, but have chosen with our family of 6 to live in the USA. We as a family have chosen to put the Lord first in our marriage and family and for that I also admire you! I am sorry for the difficult times you have been going through, we sympathsize with you as we as a family seem to have struggle after struggle to go through time after time. I just wanted to encourage you and let you know that your blog is one thing I look forward to on a regular basis. I will be praying for you and God's will in your family's life as you are figuring things out and moving forward. God bless you Kate and your family too!

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I wish you'd left your name or blog or something so I could email you.

      Even though I don't know your name, know that I will be praying for you as well. Struggles, whatver they may be, are exhausting.

    2. Thank you Kate, I really didn't expect to hear back from you. My name is Yvonne and like you, our family is facing many changes, on top of our oldest son being medically fragile and as an almost 18 year old is like a 3-4 year old...he has the incurable neurological disease called Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, primarily right now he deals with debilitating seizures and severe kidney disease. Enough about us, I just love reading your blog because it really feels like you are keeping it real and although our lives are so different, I am able to relate to you. Thanks again and please never stop writing. PS I found you through Angie Smith's blog (since I suffered a stillbirth) and I am so glad God works that way:)

    3. Yvonne,
      Thank you so much for introducing yourself - I look forward to getting to know you more.
      Thank you for your encouragement about my blog, I've been thinking lately of stopping.
      If you'd like to connect through email, you can reach me at


  3. Awesome! Good things happen to good people (eventually). Love you!

    1. Thanks friend! It sure has boosted my spirits. Now, if only I can remember HOW to work... ;-)