Tuesday, December 16, 2008


"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
~Albert Einstein~

Don't you just love that? No I did not find that quote myself- I stole it from Angie.

So I didn't make it out to lunch with my mom yesterday. Instead I went and accepted a job offer. Someone asked what type of job it is. Well, it's something I haven't really done before. It's basically marketing. I almost fell off my chair when they made a salary offer. I've never made that much money in my entire life! NEVER! Let's put it this way: I will make more in one week than I make in a whole month at my current job (and then there is commission and bonuses!). Seriously. I don't even know why they are hiring me. I'm starting to feel very nervous and unqualified. In this economy, I can not turn the offer down. I just can't. My husband's job is in construction, and with the way the economy is you never know if he's going to have a new project to go to. This would take a load off our minds. The answer to our prayers. In this economy I would venture to call this a miracle! I don't start until January, so I'm glad I get to spend Christmas Break with my son

One thing keeps nagging in the back of my mind. Do I tell them about the baby? I haven't yet. It's a husband and wife team. They are both great people. Do I let it come up in conversation or do I not say anything? I can't imagine spending so much time with someone who doesn't know about the most defining moment of my life. But I also kind of like being looked at as normal again, and not broken. What would you do?


Mrs. Spit said...

The farther away I am from Gabriel's death, the fewer people that know.

They know me. I am different than I was. Perhaps that is enough.

mrsmuelly said...

I wouldn't necessarily share. I agree with Mrs. Spit, they know the "new" you. And I think it would be nice to be thought of as normal, at leaset for a while.

Brenna's Mom said...

What do I say when I don't want to work on her birthday? Just make something up?

The Fabulous Ms. Beth said...

Personally, I try to share my story when asked because I feel like I'm sharing my son with whoever I tell. He is a part of our family and a part of me, and will forever be. He made the strong woman I am today, and so I try hard not to hide it if directly asked. I don't offer the information if I'm not asked, but if I am.. I share.
I'd wait until you develop a relationship with the people you work with and if it ever comes up.. go ahead and tell.

Mom to 2 boys +? said...

I'd just wait and see if the situation arises that feels right to bring it up. Surely, at some point they are going to want to know you more personally. That is so great that this job is working out so nicely for you. Isn't it comforting when God shows us He is there sometimes?
I love that quote too - it really struck me when I read her blog today. I'd love to find that frame

CLC said...

I'd probably wait until the moment present itself. Like you, I kind of like feeling and acting normal, so I kind of like being around strangers.