This is what I call a perm a grin!
Wednesday was the BIG day we have been waiting for for the past month and a half. Steve could tell you exactly how many days and hours it has been since he interviewed with
WE got the phone call yesterday afternoon. Steve was outside edging the lawn and I was inside doing the dishes getting ready to go to a meeting at work when the blessed call came. I am so... grateful I was home when it happened. I wish I would have got a picture of his reaction.
Steve came inside all sweaty and dirty from working on the lawn and gave me that look like it's a good thing I love you!
He grabbed me and gave me a great big hug and I thought "oh no... have I done something wrong like scratch or dent the car. " Yes I have been known to do more than that to cars. Then he said "we got the call" He was crying! I was so excited I started jumping up and down holding onto Steve. We just held each other. What a cherished experience. I am so thankful to Heavenly Father that not only did he answer our prayers but that he allowed Steve to be home when the call came in so I could share in our joy and see Steve's excitement.
I was trying to remember the last time I saw Steve this HAPPY. I can only compare it to one other time in our lives. That was the night Steve proposed to me. He can't wipe that smile off his face. I can also count on one hand the number of times Steve has cried. It is not a common thing for Steve as it is for me. He said that when the call came in and it was from Southwest he knew he got the job! Before they even told him he started to cry. I love you Steve!!! You are a good man with a good heart.
After Steve told me we both grabbed our phones and started calling our family and friends.
I asked Steve to wait to tell Jacob until I got home from my meeting. So right when I got home Steve said "Jacob, we have some good news!" I told Jacob "your prayers have been answered."
He smiles and said "You got the Job with Southwest!"
If you ever want something, I mean really want something. Just ask Jacob to pray and ask Heavenly Father. He hears and answers prayers! Jacob has no doubt about that. The faith of a little child.
We have been praying and asking in every prayer all day long for the past few months for this to happen. So we came into the quiet room and knelt in prayer to give our Thanks to a loving Heavenly Father who knows the righteous desires of our hearts and is ready, willing to bless us if we'll ASK!
We asked and asked and asked some more. Now we get to thank him endlessly in each prayer for the next month and a half to show him how grateful we truly are for this new adventure in our lives.
With every adventure there comes it's challenges. Selling a home, (know any one who wants a beautiful home in a culdasac with awesome neighbors) leaving the best ward in Texas! With the most wonderful group of women (and there husbands and children too) that I have been blessed to share the last 3 wonderful years of our life with. We will miss you more than words can say. I have to stop now because I am crying! Thank goodness for pass travel, unlimited long distance cell phones, and blogs to keep us close.
As Allie said we will just let this be a Happy day! We will focus on the good parts and let the rest take care of it self. We have time. We're thinking it will probably happen in the spring sometime. We shall see. I am tired and rambling on so Love Y'all (I will always have a place in my heart for Texas) Every things bigger here... I know my heart sure has grown bigger over the last 5 years we've lived here in this beautiful part of the world.
What an awsome accomplishment Steve! I know not everyone understands how the airline industry works so let me just put it this way. To get an interview with the Best Airline out there during the worst time for Airlines was like finding a needle in a haystack. With alot of hard work and years of preperation for this interview not to mention all the money, it Paid off!!! With the Lords help, you doing everything you could, and great friends and associates helping out by just telling the truth about what a wonderful man Steven Ross Nichol is...YOU DID IT! Those are my three words to you rember that as you use your 3 words to Express Jet airlines "I don't care" Life is good!