Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Job, New Beginnings

Last week...

Due to some unfortunate circumstances, I knew the administrative job I'd held since March was about to crash through the roof.

Expect the unexpected, right?

This job is the reason we packed up and moved to Texas, it was the hope we held that everything would work out despite Rob not being able to work yet. It was a life change. And it's also the source of the insane spiritual journey I've been on since moving here. If you are close to me, you know the details.

All summer I've been trying to find another job, but as soon as the word "pregnant" hit the floor, not another thought was given to me. So you could understand my initial panic of the idea of having no other option but to get another job at 35 weeks pregnant, when I'll be leaving whoever hires me in just a few weeks. I thought, gee, life couldn't get any more impossible.

Then some people prayed. We prayed. And just 5 days later I was offered a job working the front desk at a hotel nearby.

I had this suspicion that it wouldn't be until God released me from this other job, that a new job would come up. I'm quite blown away, actually. I couldn't be more thankful that someone graciously gave me this opportunity knowing full well I'd be leaving again soon. This is God. And God is faithful, folks.

At the same time, please continue to pray for us. The thought of me having to return to work nearly right away after Josiah is born is absolutely killing me. I want nothing more than to be a stay at home momma. I still have hope that there is someone out there who would be willing to take Rob on and pay under the table, but if that's not the case, then pray that God would give me peace and strength to be able to do what needs to be done.

"For this slight and momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."
-2 Corinthians 4:17-18

2 comments:

Très bien said...

Oh man, praying for you guys!! Do you have an update on Rob and his visa status? [that's what you all need right?]

Stephanie Griffioen said...

We sent in a bunch of paperwork about two weeks ago and I got an email back from them that one of my signatures didn't look like the rest, and they need us to resend the paperwork. They are such sticklers! And Rob is waiting on some of his records and we can send in another batch of paperwork. Hopefully after that he'll get an interview with the immigration people and get his Visa after that.