Time Was Running Out!
Life has been a very hard and long road for the last few years. Now I've started a new job and it's been the best thing that could have happened. I went through a divorce (sadly) 3 years ago, and in the process I lost everything. I mean EVERYTHING. My home, vehicles, clothes, personal papers and effects, even my deceased Father's Presidential Letter of Honor.
Then I supplicated at a previous job, and settled for about half of what I was making before. Between child support and living expenses I was down to living on less than a hundred dollars a week (over basic expenses) in Southern California. Since that happened, life has been very difficult. Health problems (mostly dental though I still have good teeth I had three molars that fillings from high school days had fallen out and they rotted). I finally got off the bus by taking a high rate car loan from a used scalper.
Well I was laid off in October, fortunately for me it was 2 weeks after I finished my masters program (which I had been working on for 8 years). I applied with some high end companies, and finally a fortune level media company took notice of me due to my Linux experience. They hired me as Director of IT, and I have been on the job for a few weeks.
I expected to get paid for the three days I was here in the last pay period. I cracked one of the bad molars in half two weeks ago with a misplaced bite, and I have been suffering since then, thinking it would be December 15th until I could get it fixed.
Well I got paid today from the new job, and it was a HUGE check. Full pay period plus a large sign on bonus! I know I know....money is not everything. But I was calling creditors begging for time, hiding from the auto finance company, name it. When the check hit my hands today, I felt more feelings of relief than I have in years gone by. YEARS and years!
Now I can get my children Christmas, get caught up on child support, get my truck payments caught up, get gas, food, rent, clothes.....*whew*
I am so thankful to the company for this opportunity, and to the good Lord for his words "Knock and the doors will be opened." For two and a half years now I have been banging in desperation on that door. I thought it was locked. That I was unwanted...
Thank you Father!