December 22, 2012

The best Christmas present EVER!

On Thursday, Hubby came home and handed me an envelope and said, "Read this."

To be honest, after everything that's been going on around here, I was almost afraid to read it.  But when I did, I almost exploded.

It was a job offer.  An honest, to goodness, REAL job offer.  Finally.  After two and a half, long, long, LONG years.

Sure, it's less than he had been making at his previous job; but it's more than he's made in the past two and a half, long, long, LONG years!  Yes, we still have a long road ahead of us to crawl out of this hole we are in; but we now have the means to begin to move forward.

This company has been voted (by its employees) as one of the best places to work in our area.  Hubby has spent the last two months working there as a part-time, temporary and loves it.  So we are looking forward to an easy transition.

The look of pure joy on Man-Child's face when he came home and heard the news made tears well up.  He has been so concerned - and hasn't hid it well.

So despite all the gloom (Newtown is still weighing heavy on my heart and mind; and there are other issues outside our little family that are giving me grief) I can honestly say that I am once again looking toward the future with a bit of optimism and a spring in my step.

Thank you all for your support, letting me moan, etc.  I don't think I could have made it through without you. You gave me a place to come and cry, yell and stamp my feet whenever I needed it.  You've left comments of support and love.  And that, to me, is priceless.

I wish each and everyone of you a blessed Christmas with much love and hope that 2013 is the year that all your dreams come true.



  1. Hallalujah! That's great news! I see more new shoes in your future!

  2. Woohoo! So, so happy for y'all and even more thrilled that the news came before Christmas. 2013 is going to be a GREAT year for y'all. Now go spread some holiday cheer.

  3. I'm so pleased to hear this news Gigi. I'm sorry I've not been much cyber support once again but I do think about you all a lot. I hope this is the start of a new era for you.

    Take care and a very Happy Christmas to you all. Xx

  4. HOLY CRAP GIGI!!! This is great news! What a great Christmas present!

    So happy for you all!!

  5. What a wonderful, wonderful way to begin the new millennium! Congratulations to all and I am SO HAPPY for everyone! Yayyy!:-)

  6. Such wonderful news! Congrats and Merry Christmas!

  7. Yes ma'am, it's about time. The bonus is that he has been working there and he likes it -- and obviously they like him. Your Christmas is gonna' shine a little bit brighter this year. And I also hope that it is warm and full of love.

  8. Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!! Big hugs to you- see, we have parallel lives!!

  9. I am so happy for you!!!!!!!

    Sincerely and truly happy for you!

    : )

  10. WOW! It really was the best Christmas present ever. Thank you, Lord!