Complaisant with Change

July 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

I haven’t done a blog post in almost a week now- and it’s because I’ve been so busy. In the last three days alone, I’ve spent only about 4-5 hours of non-sleeping time at home- most of which were consumed by cleaning, cooking, and sitting on the couch wanting to do absolutely nothing.

So let me recap the last couple of months for you- because they’re months I never would have anticipated for myself.

It started in April when my husband, John, was laid off from his job at an accounting firm. It was completely unexpected, to say the least. The firm was booming with business, John had just finished a killer tax season working close to 60 hour weeks, and plans were being made to train John further in auditing. Then at the end of a Thursday, he was called in and laid off. I could go on and on about the unfairness of it, how they made excuses for the work John did despite his inexperience and being thrown into situations where he was never taught how to do the accounting required for it yet expected to perform without error… but I’ll cut all of that short just to say- It was a completely unjust situation. I will say though- while we had our moment of breaking down and crying, afterwards, we were so at peace, especially John! I was so proud of his attitude, his readiness to pursue finding another job, and his outlook on everything. It made us entirely thankful for all we had and opened our eyes to see our many, many blessings. John applied for many jobs over the course of two weeks, as well as considering the options of a new career path. Of the three companies that he interviewed with, all three offered him a job. He started by working part time retail at GNC to bring in some money while he found a full time job, then started in an insurance agency (which thankfully, didn’t last long), and only a few weeks after loosing his job was offered a position working as an accountant at another accounting firm, a firm that is larger, treats their employees awesome, and pays more! Talk about a blessing in disguise.

Here’s where more change comes in… Since we really didn’t miss any of his paychecks since he found a new job within a matter of weeks, we were left with a pretty nice chunk of his severance pay in the bank. We weren’t sure what to do with it quite yet, so just held onto it as a nice little bumper. That’s when this pretty cool house popped up on our MLS search list just a few weeks later. We want to live up north, our favorite area being Palmer Lake; but our price range really hasn’t allowed for many opportunities to buy a home in that area. Well this great little house just a couple of minutes outside of downtown Palmer Lake became available, and we went to look at it. We fell in love with it, and within days were pre-qualified for a home loan and had an accepted offer. All of which would not have been possible without the money John received from being laid off from work.

Here’s us, closing on our home last Thursday. Our rental lease isn’t up until the end of August, so we’re not moving for a while yet. It’s nice to take our time painting, cleaning, and slowly moving.

Kind of happy! And cheesy thumbs-up.

But that is what’s been keeping me so busy. We’ve begun painting some rooms at the new place, fixing up our current place, bought a washer and dryer that we hauled across town in a rented truck, have taken several car loads over… and that’s just what we’ve been doing to the house let alone the usual schedule of things. So my apologies for not being very consistent in my postings- just trust me when I say it’s been really BUSY around here!

One of the main reasons why we fell in love with this house- though this picture doesn’t nearly do it justice.

While I’m ready for a little getting back to normal to happen, I’m so thankful for the change God’s brought into our lives. We’re so much better off now than we were several months ago, and it’s incredible to see God work his perfect plan. It almost changes the way we see the bad things that go on in our lives. If only we could see the big picture of all that God has laid out for us- I’m sure we’d be a whole lot more complaisant with change.

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