Raising a Blended Family

A Big, Fat Sigh of Relief

on February 10, 2014

A few days ago, our family found out some of the most welcome news in the entire world.

That job we had been waiting to hear back on, that Shorty applied for back in freakin’ AUGUST, that had a million hoops to jump through and a million checks to check off, that could make a huge difference to our family if she got it… yeah, they finally called back. And wouldn’t you know it, she GOT THE DAMN JOB! She got the freakin job!!!!!!

Cue: fireworks, happy tears, lots and lots of hugging in this household. Oh, it was (and is) a happy day! Sure, it took them long enough to call back, but I guess we forgive them, since, did I mention… she got the damn job?!

This job is huge for us. It means insurance for everyone, and the SAME insurance plan at that (no more double premiums and double deductibles). This job means a substantial pay raise. This job means the opportunity to move to a better place with better laws in place to protect our family (yes, I’m looking at you, current hateful state with its bigoted laws).  This job will help SO. MUCH! Not to mention, it’s a HUGE step for Shorty, career-wise! This puts her in a million times better place than she was which is completely amazing, in and of itself.

So can you tell we’re a little bit excited around here?

Things are definitely looking up and the job, combined with our tax return and some other money we are coming into, is enough to get us out of our current hole and then some. We are paying off debts, getting ahead in some areas, getting a plan in place and finally starting to hold our heads up again. It feels good, really good… better than it has in a long time.

So here’s to my amazing wifey, the rockstar who landed this awesome job, and to things finally starting to fall into place for us. I feel like we can finally take a breath now.


6 responses to “A Big, Fat Sigh of Relief

  1. Congrats! That is great news!

  2. Lindsay says:

    YAY! I can feel your happiness and I’m happy for you!

  3. meridith says:

    Brilliant! I’m so so so happy for you all!

  4. Isa says:

    Oh my gosh! That is SUCH amazing news! Congrats to all of you! Where are you moving to? When? When does she start? 🙂

  5. Alison says:

    Congratulations!!! What wonderful news!! 🙂

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