Tuesday, April 28, 2009

good news is in!

this just in...

...ryan has been offered a job!!!!!

yes, you read that correctly! after months of whining, worrying, fretting, crying, complaining, begging waiting patiently, he is officially moving on to new company. i was seriously questioning if this day was ever going to come or if God still has some unfinished business for ryan at his old job. so, he is going to talk with his new boss again on wednesday to work out his exact start date but i couldn't be more excited! after a lot of disappointment along the way, this job search has proved to be a major time of growth for both ryan and myself spiritually and for our marriage. now we just need to keep praying that this new job is all it is cracked up to be and that ryan and i do not drive each other crazy with all this extra time we will have together. :) in light of the new job, here are the top 10 things i will NOT miss about him working at hh gregg:

1. never being able to fix dinner ahead of time because when i did - he would be late, the food would be cold and i would be mad

2. waiting in the parking lot for hours for him while he "finished up with a customer" and would "be right there, i promise" so we could have a date night or go run errands

3. attending countless weddings, parties, meetings, family functions alone...i sure did love my independence :)

4. vacation? what's that? oh, something we're supposed to do together? hmmmm...what a novel idea!

5. 2 words - HOLIDAY SCHEDULE (aka - 60 hours of week and no "us" time, well unless you count sleeping)

6. rushing from church to slurping down lunch to home so he could change and get out the door to work every sunday - just thinking about it gives me heartburn!

7. the beloved uniforms which are comprised of black, high water pants and a plethora of blue, long-sleeved, button-ups all complete with stains from years of use and fast food lunches

8. the mid-day calls where i was coerced into buying the "latest and greatest" gadget just so he could give his customers peace of mind that what they were buying was a great product

9. sitting on hold for 20 minutes waiting to ask him a quick question, only to be told that he was with a customer all along

10. when asked about his day, ryan responding with stories that involved more letters and numbers than actual words (ie - well, that 1080p 42" lcd dropped to $1052.20 from $1400 and so model 1023xyz now replaced 2359abc...you get my point)

God is so faithful!! bye bye hh gregg, hello new life :)