A few weeks ago, the phone rang one morning while I was at work and it was a company in Winamac, Indiana called Pentair. They said that Jonathan had applied for a job there and they wanted to do a phone interview with him. Everything seemed to flow well and they called him in for a face to face interview. Within a week, they had called him back and offered him a job! This was a huge answer to prayer for us!
The only down side to this story is that his new job is nearly 3 hours north of where we live! The town's population is 2,400 people and their only restaurant is a DQ! They offered to let him live in a house on the plant property and are even going to furnish it for him. Another huge answer to prayer for us as we didn't know if we could afford to rent him an apartment up there!
I'll have to admit that it is a very bittersweet day for me today. I'm very thankful that he has a job and that he didn't have to take a huge pay cut either. I'm also very sad that he has to be gone 5 days a week for a while. Eventually they say he'll be able to work from home 2 days a week! That will help so much!
The kids have gotten used to him being Mr Mom since February and are going to have quite an adjustment with him being gone for so long! They have been driving me crazy asking me "Where's Daddy" even if he's just stepped out of the house or ran to town. I can't imagine how many times this week I'll hear that same question!
It's going to be rough, but we're tough and will survive! If you think of it, say a prayer for Jonathan as he's nervous about starting his new job and isn't looking forward to being away from his family. While you're at it, say a prayer for me and the kids too, that we'll learn to survive without Daddy home every night!