We were going to wait to share this news but people are starting to post things on Facebook so I asked Matt if I could write on my blog today. Let me just say that I am BEYOND excited to not be writing about my struggles with waiting in trials. I know I must sound like a broken record but I almost feel like this place is my diary. So…I want to document what's happening with our family.
I feel like I need to address the last few weeks. The last weeks of December were a big struggle for Matt and I . We found out on Christmas Eve (Ivy's birthday) that Matt didn't get a job that he was REALLY hoping for. The reason he didn't get it was because through his background check we found out that he never graduated from college. WHAT???? He walked in graduation, we had a party, I have been paying on his loans for 18 years and he even took me on a cruise to celebrate being done. He has three classes to finish and he has started the process. But long story short, he lost the job because the info. on his application was inaccurate. The weird thing is,in his last three jobs he needed a college degree. It was a hard pill to swallow after he had applied for jobs for a full year straight with hardly any interviews and this job looked so promising.
As you remember (if your my friend on Facebook) I wasn't handling things very well. The Lord used this time to reveal things in my life that I was desiring more than I was desiring Christ. In my mind I was desiring treasures on earth way more than desiring Him. With this job gone, He stripped any hope of those things entering my life anytime soon. It has actually been a sweet time between me and the Lord. I know that He is the only One that satisfies. I wish I wouldn't struggle so much with it but I do. He continually shows me why I need Him so much.
So….last Friday a friend set up an interview for Matt in medical purchasing here in Nashville. Matt has wanted to get into medical purchasing for a couple of years but everyone wants medical purchasing experience. He went to the interview, came home not really knowing either way how it went and in less than two hours the company was calling to offer Matt the job. We just sat there and cried. My mind kept taking me to how much I have struggled, how I have fought the Lord to gain control of the situation, how undeserving we were and then he blesses us with this. Pure undeserving grace. We were waiting to tell people to make sure the background check went through but decided to announce it today. Matt's birthday. So the girls and I bought him a "manly" lunch box to take to work. It comes with compartments and ice packs so that he can bring a salad or hummus and veggies. He loved it!
He is so excited to work. He is so cute, he reminds me that he's going to work on February 1 just in case I forgot. The company is also close to his Dr. so he can go for chemo during his last year of treatment. He hasn't worked in 2 and a half years and the man is ready. Best. birthday. gift. ever!