Yesterday DH found out he was hired for a new job! We are still really young (24) and in our city jobs rely heavily on the Auto Industry… which as we know isn’t exactly thriving right now, so we have been stuck working at McDonald’s since we really don’t want to leave our home. Everyone we love and everything we love is here…
The place he was hired is GREAT. It is a technical support type place, GREAT hours, GREAT benefits, TONS of room to move up and quickly. No chance of lay offs… They were brought into the city specifically to build up job opportunities that were in demand, with hopes of bringing back the economy.
I am beside myself right now, as this is just the first step on the way to so much! We are both excited about the idea of starting our family… DH didn’t really know how much he wanted kids until we had a pregnancy scare last year… When it turned out to be nothing at all he was just as sad and disappointed as I was… But we took it as a sign to start planning and hoping… But really we never thought we’d get very far unless we moved… And we have both left the city before and hated being away from our home and families.
He’s already talking about starting our family. Not JUST yet, but once we get a new apartment, with a room for a baby, we will pick our date to start trying to conceive… The loose plan in motion right now is July 2009! We could really, truly be expecting our child a year from now…
I know I shouldn’t get too ahead of myself, but this all just feels so right. Everyone always asks me “When are you going to have babies?” and I always said “2010”… I don’t know why, but I always felt that was the year our child would be born… It looks like there is a real chance I could be right!
I am going to stay at the Golden Arches until he establishes his security and the benefits kick in… Then I will apply at the same place… I was going to apply when he got hired, but decided it would be best to have one of us in a definite secure job with a set schedule while he’s still in his probation period (three months) Our current boss was happy for us and told him he is always welcome to come back if things don’t work out… He’s a great guy and a hard worker, and he’s sorry to lose him.
I never thought we would have an opportunity like this. We have been trying our best to plan and save and hope we could start our family sooner rather than later, but we didn’t want that happy moment to be tarnished with a big giant “how the hell are we gonna manage this!?” We didn’t want telling our family to be happy underneath all the excess worry and criticism. My cousins had to go through that when they became pregnant barely out of highschool. Thankfully, we have a very tight, very loving family… but still, I’d like to do it the old fashioned way… love, marriage, baby.
This just feels so surreal.