Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Counting Our Blessings

"The Eagle Has Landed."

"Our Long, National Nightmare is Over."


And it's good one!  Great company, great package, great opportunity, seven and a half miles from our house...basically...GREAT!

My cousin, who went through something similar, said she felt like God had picked them up by the scruff of their necks, and was shaking them saying "Learn. Learn."

Since November 30th, that image has played through my mind hundreds of times and I'll ask "What am I learning?".  The answer is plenty.

I learned that we have friends and family who have our backs. 

In particular, I think of Andy's best friend, John.  Like all adults with kids, and spouses, and jobs, and responsibilities, for years, Andy and John haven't seen each other as much as they'd like.  Starting Andy's last day of work, John has faithfully called several times a week, they text often, and have met almost every week since for lunch. 

Of Andy's cousin, Mike, who has put Andy in touch with people that Andy should network with, generally kept the lines of communication open, and always checked in to see what was up.  We spent New Years Eve at their place on the Cape.

Andy's oldest brother, Greg who lives several states away but simply acted as a sounding board when Andy needed another ear or another voice.

There were others, friends at school, our neighbors, Facebook friends that I haven't 'seen' in years, and of course, my Blog Buddies.  So many people in our corner, sending leads, lending support, saying prayers.  And meaning it.

I learned that there are plenty worse things than going into Year 8 in our Five Year House.  I hope I learned what's really important because right now, I feel blessed.

Thank you all so much.  I'm so happy to be able to share this news with you.


rachel... said...

SO SO happy for you and Andy, Christine! AWESOME news!

Anonymous said...

What great news! Congrats to Andy, and good luck to you, having to learn to spend your days without your buddy, wine pourer and handy man again. That'll be an adjustment, no?

- Liesbeth

ModernMom said...

So very happy for you! Oh what great news. Enjoy every moment of this fabulous feeling:)

Mama Goose said...

Wonderful news! I bet you all feel a lot lighter right now. So happy for you.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It really is wonderful news. And yes, perspective.

Sue @ Laundry for Six said...

HOORAY!!! So does this mean you aren't coming to DC? :-)

slouchy said...

Congrats to him! Fabulous news!

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Mrs. Tuna said...

How great that he landed a job. It'll be tough far away but you can do it!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Great news! Although I was rooting for a relocation to the DC area.

Meghan said...

Fantastic news!

The Empress said...

Hey, came to say Hi and tell you how I'm so sorry but I had to laugh at the birth story: your huz ripping out the IV's.

I can just imagine.


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Kristen said...

How did I miss this? Love you guys!!! Congrats!!!!

JCK said...

Oh, Christine, that is fabulous news! Congrats to your husband, and to the supportive wife - because, that is a tough job, too.

Sending hugs!!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Excellent news! I hope everything is going well.



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