Sunday, May 9, 2010

Trials and Blessings

Today I am grateful for trials.
For the most part I fell like I am pretty good at dealing with stressful situations. I fee like I can see the good in the bad and that I am a glass is half full kind of person. As many of you may know I lost my job just over a month ago. This last month has been pretty difficult for my little family. There were a lot of arguments and nights lying awake in bed worrying about what we were going to do.
Today I am grateful for trials. At the beginning of April I felt like our little world had in a way been turned upside down. I know to most I had a brave front and positive outlook but deep down I didn't know what we were going to do. About 2 weeks ago I had my first and only job interview since I was laid off and found out a few days ago that I got the job. :) I feel very blessed and lucky to have found a job so easily and quickly in this economy and in my line of work. I am excited to start with a new company that seems to be doing really well and feel like this all happened for a reason and like it was my escape from ORT. :) As most people know I had been unhappy there for a long time and I am excited to venture off and start fresh with a new company. I also am grateful for the month break I had from working to be at home with my kids. It has been so fun being a stay at home mommy for this short little time and to enjoy my kids. Another blessing that I received by being laid off when I did was being able to take care of my little Savanna. She was sick for quite a while and none of the medicine they were giving her worked. She kept having allergic reactions and ended up just getting better on her own. I don't know what I would have done if I was working because I would have had to take off so much time to care for her. Heavenly Father has a plan and he does things for a reason. I am grateful for him and know how important it is to put my trust in him and know that he will not give me any trial that I can not handle.
This has been a hard experience for me and I am grateful for the things I've learned going through this trial. I am grateful now for the light at the end of the tunnel and it will be bittersweet returning to work but I'm grateful to have a job again.

7 comments:

Debbie 'n Gary Talbot said...

that's great that you got a job so quickly! every thing definitely happens for a reason. i hope the new job goes well!

@manda said...

Thank you for the reminder to be positive in times that are hard. You are a great person!

Jamie said...

I didn't even realize you lost job. I'm sorry. I'm glad it worked out and you got a new one. Hope things start looking up for you guys! :)

The Hansen's said...

Alicia- You are such a strong person! I admire you so much! Thank you for sharing that story! Im so glad you got a job! Youll have to tell me about it sometime!!

James and Cassidee said...

When James was laid off/forced to quit from Codale, we were very very humbled. But now I look back with clarity and see that it was supposed to be. He is much much happier in his new job and we feel much more secure. I am glad you got a new job and I hope you will enjoy it.

.:HENDRY:. said...

I'm glad to see people that always grateful, even in difficult times. You have given a positive thing for the people, especially the people around you.

Regards from Indonesia.

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