Today marks the end of another work week not only for me but now for Matt as well! He started last Tuesday with the State of Utah in their Social Security Claims! We have been able to ride to work together and so we have had extra time all to ourselves. We were also able to have lunch together today which is the closest thing to a date that we have had in a long time! He is enjoying his job and it has benefits which I am enjoying! It couldn't have happened at a better time either because two days ago Nora came down with shingles. Although she has been such a trooper she is in a lot of pain. I had to miss yet another day of work to take care of her yesterday but today she was left in the capable hands of Granny and Grandpa and she is doing very well.
When I got the news that Matt was going to start working I didn't quite know how to feel. I had just settled into the "I'm going to work while he takes care of the kids" frame of mind and he called me with the news that he had gotten the job. When I told my boss she was ecstatic! She kept asking me if I was excited and I wanted to be, I was definitely proud of him but the first thing that came to mind was "I can't put my kids in daycare!"
I found out about ten minutes later that there was a daycare in the building where Matt was starting work so I was hoping that would be the answer. As I drove home that night I was so anxious. I have not been away from my kids for almost 8 years and the only reason I was comfortable going back to work was the fact that my husband was going to be home with the kids. I did not want a stranger to take care of them. When I got home I had a suprize. My mother-in-law told me that she and my father-in-law had been talking and they felt it best that the kids didn't go into daycare and that they would switch their shift at the LDS temple to Friday's so that they could watch our kids Monday through Thursday. I was so relieved. I hadn't wanted to ask because they have already done so much for us. We are truly blessed to have them.
My job is a temporary one and will most likely end in July. I would love to stay on permenant for a while but only if the budget allows. It's hard not knowing what is going to happen but for once the not knowing is not a devistating feeling. For once we have options and people to help us if...no, when we need the help. Even with all of this change in our lives, even with the loss of our house, health and security the Lord has shown us the pathway we should follow. It has been hard and I will admit I have felt abandoned a time or two. I have also had feelings of resentment and rebellion but I have not had doubt that what I know is true. We have had the help of incredible friends along the way and it is those friends that helped us find our way back home. We love you all.