Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Getting Through The Traffic

Photos taken by my talented mother Melanie Wilson on Thanksgiving Day. If you live in the Southern California area and are looking for a talented photographer email me for her contact information. Now on to my post.

A little over a year ago Chad quit his job, he wasn't being challenged, didn't see himself moving up in the company and ultimately was not happy each day at his job. Lucky for us I had just received a promotion at work, we didn't have any kids or big financial obligations so this worked out ok. We didn't realize how long it would take to find the right job. He has had a few offers along the way but nothing worth settling into. I've thought a lot about this situation and phase of our life and compared it to sitting in traffic, something we are very familiar with living in LA.

There are many other people were also looking for jobs because of the high unemployment in our country. So here we were sitting in this traffic jam with all these other people waiting for the traffic to be over. The process was slow, we crept along, at times it seemed to lighten up but ultimately we ended up back in traffic. It was tough because we knew what we were looking for (sort of) and could see it approaching but it was taking so long, just like traffic.  But I am so excited to say that we have finally made it through and are moving at full speed.

I am so proud of Chad and how hard he worked in searching for a new job, he never gave up hope that the right thing would come our way. Today was his first day of work, he left at 5:00 this morning to begin his training in Denver where he will be this week. Next week he will be in LA and Las Vegas Monday-Friday. His schedule is already full but we couldn't be happier for him to find a great job. He is working for a medical sales company and will be covering the LA-San Diego region, this will be a perfect job for him and we don't have to move away from our friends, family, and my job.

Its interesting to look back on the process and see the Lord's hand directing our path and preparing us for the right thing to come our way. It is in these trials that we often turn to Him for guidance and help. And it is truly a beautiful process to look back and see that He was watching over us. Now I just need His help finding us our own place to live :)


Shauna said...

Congratulations to Chad (and you!)!!! What a sweet and perfect blessing! Love you!

Lisa said...

Yay I'm SO glad it worked out! Congrats Chad!

Catherine said...

Yay! Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you guys and also proud of Chad. I also know how hard the process can be, but the harder the process the sweeter the reward. On Sunday night after the Thanksgiving Break, Brad said to me, "Is it weird that I'm not bummed to go to work tomorrow?" I said, "No! That's a GOOD thing." I know that we both appreciate work more because we know what it's like to be without it.

Gorgeous pictures as well. I passed Wildomar last weekend and thought of you. Anyway, I'll talk to you tonight, lots to talk about!

Erica said...

Such cute pictures. Love your outfit. And congrats on the new job! I know how you feel!

00 said...

Great news! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Chad! I'm so happy for both of you!

PS. Your mom is all kinds of talented!


Angela [Simply Simple Me] said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. I hope it works out well <3

PS: You are gorgeous. Just saying!

Cami @ All Things Lovely said...

Congrats! What a blessing...sometimes it's hard to trust in the Lord's timing...but it always works out the way its supposed to...not always the way we think it will :)
Love your pictures you look GORGEOUS in them!!