Monday, June 15, 2009

A new adventure!

Many of you know that back in early February, Jonathan lost his job at Cummin's due to "cut-backs." He immediately began sending out resumes and had several interviews. No one seemed to be hiring and we were getting concerned. His severance package was to run out pretty soon and we didn't know what we were going to do. I had talked about dusting off my resume and applying for yet another job in nursing. Jonathan said he didn't even want me to come home if I ended up having to work two jobs! :)
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!

9 comments:

Tricia G.

I've been praying for you guys as you go through this adjustment!

Tamra

I'm glad he finally got another job! Best wishes on this new adventure!

Belinda

Karen, I am happy for you all that Jonathan found a job but I feel for you in knowing he will have to be away during the week. I know what it's like but you are strong and will do fine. You are lucky to have your family so close to help you. Best wishes to all of you.

tacomom

Wow! There will be some big adjustments. So tough but we will be praying that things work out and that you all adjust quickly!

Angie Davis

Praying for you guys! I know this has to be hard, but God will work it out. Looking forward to seeing you next week for VBS!

Sheila

Well, we have lots of mixed feelings. So thankful that Jonathan finally has a job though. I know the next few weeks will be especially hard...but you can do it, Karen! You know he is only a text message away! Keep it light for those kiddis. Love you so much...Mom

Dorcas

Glad to hear he got a job. I can't imagine how torn you all must be over this! Excitement and anxiousness maybe? I'm sure it will all work out for the best. I'll be praying for you all when God brings you to my mind!

Becky

Praying for all of you. Hang in there. Be there for your kids and mostly for Jonathan!! A cheery wife will help him adjust quickly just knowing you have his back. Missing him is Ok!!

Janiece

This is so awesome, we are happy for you guys!