Saturday, October 29, 2011

Unemployed One Day...Employed the Next!

I never thought in a million years I would ever see the day when I would be laid off from my job.  I loved the people there, the family-like atmosphere, the whole bit.  So when my 2 bosses were ready and waiting for me Thursday morning to drop the bombshell, I was shocked.  Absolutely.  Totally.  Shocked.  I just never saw it coming.  And like many other people that have experienced this, all I could think of was, "How in the world am I going to find another job in this economy?  Don't y'all know what the unemployment rate is?" 

So, I gathered my stuff in that lovely white box, and walked out the door.  Cried like a baby when I got in my car and called my husband.  Barely kept it together when I called my dad.  Prayed to God that His will would be done, and that we could make it.

In the back of my mind, I was already thinking that I would wait until next week to really hit the pavement to find a new job.  I knew I wasn't in a great state of mind having never been in this position before.  I needed time to compose myself, and not get emotional when I thought about what had been lost.

But I thought I ought to call just one person that I knew--someone that was one of our vendor reps--and see if she knew of anyone who might be hiring.  Turns out that she did, plus it was for the same company that I've been working for, just at a different location.  I called her to see what she was looking for...then promptly got called in for an interview.  Amazing, right?  :o)  I wasn't counting on that at all. 

So, I go to the office, meet with the agent, and after talking for an hour, I've practically had a job land in my lap.  But I was nervous, though.  The hours are a little less.  The pay is a little less.  The benefits are a little less.  But you know what?  We'd be able to make it.  I'll be doing the exact same thing that I've been doing for the past 5 years, just with a new boss.  I call that a God thing.  :o)  He knew exactly what we needed before we asked, and He provided.  I haven't been able to thank Him enough. 

Thanks to all of you for praying, for commenting...we have appreciated it so, so much!  All the praise goes to Him!

14 comments:

  1. Wow, God sure does work in wondrous ways. What an awesome answer to prayer. Praise the Lord!!!

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  2. That is AWESOME news, Christy. So glad for you. =)

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  3. Now that is an awesome answer to prayer!

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  4. Christy, that is awesome! What a testimony! Praising God with you and your family!

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  5. Fantastic news Christy!!! Praise the Lord!

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  6. That's awesome. So happy for you!

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  7. I agree with all of y'all...God is AWESOME!! :o)

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  8. Awwww.....that just brings tears to my eyes! God is so awesome and I'm so very happy for you!! Wonderful news!!

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  9. Oh my goodness what a blessing. What an amazing story. That is wonderful!

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing - that's wonderful!! So happy to hear it and to see God working in your life! :D

    ~Amber

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  11. That's such good news!

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  12. So happy for you Christy! The Lord is ever faithful!

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  13. So wonderful. Sometimes it's just meant to be and what a wonderful blessing. Heavenly Father know what we need and when we need it.

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  14. I'm very happy for you, especially that you see God's hand in this.

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