Thursday, July 30, 2009

News.

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So. RJ got a job. I can't believe it! I think I'm kind of in shock still from the news. I can't believe we just went through 8 months of unemployment. It all seems like a blur. I remember the moment I got the phone call from him at work telling me that he just got laid off. I was kind of shocked at first. Neither of us saw it coming, but after a few seconds I felt like everything was going to be o.k. and then I just said, "Well, this is going to be an adventure." It was. And it's been an interesting 8 months to say the least. I learned a lot and I know that I was able to grow a lot as a person. I gotta say that my husband rocks though. "Why?" you may ask. Well for two reasons - #1: he made sure we were prepared. He's a saver and I know we couldn't have done it without having the emergency fund that we had (which I have to give him most of the credit for in the first place. I'm kind of the free spirit in the relationship. :)) #2 - I never saw him freak, stress or cry about it. And, if I ever started to have a moment of anxiety, he immediately calmed me down and told me that everything was gonna be o.k. and that I just needed to have faith. He is awesome and I'm so thankful for him. I'm also so grateful for those of you who had been praying for our family and for those random acts of kindness that you did in our behalf. I just want to say thank you so much to those of you who cared and helped us out in your own ways. We know we were very blessed along the way.

15 comments:

Jeannie said...

YEAH!!! Congrats! Our prayers are answered. So where is the job?

Jeff and Judy said...

I didn't know your husband had been laid off. I am so glad you made it through and he has a new job. I am so happy for you.

~kathy said...

News? I'd say that is GREAT news! I'm so glad that you were able to make it through together and that you were so well prepared. It makes all the difference.

Wishing your family the best with the new job. I hope it is a good fit.

Cassie said...

Congrats! So happy for you guys! Want to know the details!

Lindsey said...

That is so great. I'm very happy for you and your family. YEAH!

Dottie said...

Yeah! That is great news!! I admire your family's strength and courage and I hope its a good match.

christyephillips said...

YAY! I am so happy for you guys! Let us know what it is, and is it in the area, will you have to move? I'm so glad you made it through so strongly, you guys are lucky to have each other.

Keri said...

Woo! Woo! So happy for you guys. P.S. I'm back, so let's do dessert!!

Lizzie said...

YAY! I talked to RJ and it sounds great. Hey - I will be there in 2 months. I know you are so very excited!

Jessica said...

That'so great! I'm so happy to hear that. You guys are amazing to keep up your spirits through all that. What an amazing family!

Katie said...

Wonderful news, Amber! Congrats to Ryan.

Tina said...

Congrats! We are so excited for your family, you're an inspiration on being prepared. Looking forward to the reunion!

Connie said...

Mom here--tears are in my eyes as I recognize the beautiful "quilt" made for the Johnson family, Hon. You have so many friends and family members who have donated patches of strength during this trial for you. They are all unique, and yet they blend because of their unity for you. Your own perseverence (I know--what choice did you have?) and faithfulness represent the sashing and posts of your quilt, and Ryan's faith, qualifications and abilities are the binding that holds it all together and finishes it off. Good, good job, Amber and Ryan! We love you!

The Clubb Bunch said...

Congratulations Ryan and Amber! You have a great family and handled this trial with great faith and courage! We appreciate your example and friendship and are so happy for you!!

Johnson Jinx 09 said...

We just lost our business here in Oregon, so we're unemployed. My husband is going to start school at BYU-I to be a nurse. I feel very connected to you though I've only been reading your blog for less than an hour. I'm hooked though! Your children are gorgeous! Thanks for the link to the free quilt patterns. I'm dying to start quilting again...but don't tell my husband. He says I never finish the projects I start because I start too many. He's probably right.