I would feel completely ungrateful if I didn't make a post about how truly lucky and blessed I feel today. As some of you might know, Devon and I both lost our jobs at the end of last semester. I lost mine because it was an on campus job and you can't work on campus when you're off track. Devon lost his because his cousin works in the same department and apparently cousins aren't aloud to work in the same department. Yes, I still have my photography gig, but that only makes money when people ask me to photograph them...which isn't often because there are a billion and one photographers out here (can you tell that's kind of a touchy subject? haha). And I don't charge much at all, so it wouldn't pay the rent or the bills. So needless to say, we were stuck. We had the money that we saved and the money that was left in our bank accounts and that was it. I honestly didn't know how we were going to make the following month's rent.
I had been applying everywhere I could think of. Even places that I really didn't want to work, but nothing good was coming of any of it. So we just had to wait, and hope that some miracle might happen.
And today, I am proud to say that that miracle did happen.
I GOT A JOB
And I know it isn't because I was trying really hard, or that my references all cleared the test. I got the job because I have a loving Heavenly Father who knows me and my struggles. I got the job because I had faith in him that he would help us through this scary time. I got the job because Devon and I spent hours on our knees praying for help. I am so grateful to be a member of this church, and to have the knowledge about faith, and hardship, that I do. What a wonderful blessing!
Now of course, Devon still needs to get a job because my job won't cover it all, but it's a start! And I couldn't be happier!