Saturday, November 5, 2011

It's Just a Bump in the Road

I'm very proud of my husband for getting the promotion. I'm not super happy with the individual who decided at the last minute before everything was finalized that they wouldn't be leaving the position he got after all.

He's pretty devastated. It's been close to a month since he interviewed. He's heard back once with strong implications that he'd gotten the job. Many higher ups were implying that he would have the position any day now. We were day dreaming about an extra almost $200 a week income. It was truly one of those points in the path where he felt very proud to have made this accomplishment. We certainly felt one step closer to being ready for our little guy's debut. I frankly was dreaming about the debt melting away. The store director was all praise, said his referrals were tremendous, that his interview was excellent. He answered all of the questions with very good ideas. He said that if a different position opens up he hope's that my husband will apply because he'd love to have him working at his store.

It's gonna be a somber few days at the $12 a day house. You know the horrible part is now that he didn't get the promotion AND the raise all I want to do is spend money. I want to buy him things to try and comfort him and make him feel better. I'm pretty much positive that I won't. You and I both know we can't afford it. I don't know if you've all heard about the 5 love languages. I'm pretty sure my husband's top one is "receiving gifts." Funny, out of the five that's my very last one. I can think of SOOO many things that he wants that would put such a huge smile on his face and warm his little heart but we can't really afford them. Grrr.

I could go on and on and on... I think I've said enough. The truth is that we both believe that what's been done is very much what was meant to happen. The road we're traveling will go in a different direction*, one we hadn't anticipated but we're believing that it's a better direction and one that's meant to be. It's difficult at the time, disappointing and frustrating but what's done is done and he'll keep on going. We both prayed about this early on and we know that things will work out for the best. In the mean time golly this sucks.

*Just to clarify he still has a job. Nothing has changed except that everyone he works with has been assuming for at least two weeks that he was leaving. He's been training other people to take over some of his responsibilities. They had someone else lined up to take his current position. He really had gotten the promotion it just suddenly isn't available. I think it was funny though, he said right after he found out, "It's a darn good thing I didn't burn any bridges." That would have been awful!


  1. Oh that stinks big time! So sorry to hear you've both been let down but I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason, even if that reason isn't apparent right now. You're doing great staying positive and as your old man says, it's a good job he didn't burn his bridges. Something ten times better might be just around the corner - I do hope so!!

    K xx

  2. That's so terrible! You'd think that once they'd found someone else for the job that the original person's contract would have been terminated!

    At least you know that he'll be first in line for anything else that comes up! The person who didn't leave messed up a whole chain of people waiting to make that next step up. :(

  3. I know this will not make you feel any better, but things happens for a reason. Soon and very soon you will see why this happened and be glad for it. I don't know when and I don't know why, but I know in my heart it will. Good for your man not to burn bridges, because the person that caused this fiasco did and your guy will come out on top. I am so sorry for your disappointment and his. Give him a big hug, I see his future and it is wonderful.

  4. Oh I'm sorry! That really stinks. I would definitely be upset.

  5. Sending hugs. I have been browsing through your blog and old posts. Have you got an etsy account? You could be selling your little critters on there for some extra cash :D

  6. That is terrible. I'm so sorry for you & your husband. :-(