Thursday, January 26, 2012

What a Very Happy Moment

Our wait is finally over.

The Man and I married in 2009 with the hope that we would both, someday, be full-time employees with health benefits and vacation pay.  During our first year of marriage, we lived on my paycheck alone.  Thankfully my employer's insurance covers both of us at no additional cost to us, so that helped.  In January of last year, The Man got a full-time job at a place he very quickly loathed.  It took him until August to be able to move on to another company as a contracted employee.  We have been unable to search for houses, feel comfortable having children, or really begin our lives until we both have permanent positions.  Our lives have been in limbo for over two years.

On Monday of this week, his current company handed him an offer letter for a full-time position that includes benefits for both of us, paid vacation, and the job title he's been seeking since he got his MBA.

It means he'll be recognized for the work he does.

It means we get to buy a house here instead of sometime, somewhere.

It means we get to feel secure, or as secure as people can possibly feel considering the economic climate of the last few years.

It means we get to stop waiting and start planning.  For a family, of course, but for everything else we want to do with our lives.  For vacations.  For pets.  For tomorrow and tomorrow.

6 comments:

cm0978 said...

I am so happy for both of you!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Congrats to The Man, I know he has been looking forward to this day for a long time!

MissKris said...

Great news!

Katrina said...

That is amazing news. Congratulations to both of you!

Linda G said...

congratulations. patience and persistence has paid off. enjoy the next phase of your marriage.

Jules said...

yay! Congratulations and enjoy the planning!