Tuesday, November 10, 2009


What an emotional roller coaster day. I am ready to get off!

I had a job interview this morning. It's technically for a job that I already do, but it will be a step up and with the same company. I think it's going to be great if I get to do it... but I haven't had to interview for a job in years... it's tough. The whole selling yourself thing. I knew God had it in hand, and I had some great prayer warriors praying for me. I am good with whatever the out come is, I am not losing my old job, but I would love to have the challenge....like I need more on my plate. ;o)

I then had the privilege of going to a viewing to offer condolences to a family that has been a big part of our lives for years. The father of the family died after a long battle with illness. I have said it before, and will say it again if you know me when I am dead and are invited to a viewing please please bop whoever planned it in the nose...lol Viewings are the worst. I understand the place, and what they mean to the family. But they are so so hard. For me that person in the casket isn't that person any more. Sorry not trying to go all morbid, it just hit me so hard tonight. It's almost the 2 yr anniversary of my father in laws death and I didn't realize the impact the viewing would have on me. I had to sit in the driveway for a good 10 minutes when I got home to compose myself.

I am sure it was a release from the day, but man... who opened the flood gates?!

I have been able to end the day on a good note however... I bought S and me tickets for the opening of New Moon next week! It's part of her week long 16 yr birthday party. ;o) She was dancing and hopping all over the place when we bought them. I needed a bit of that joy.

I am reminded that in all things God works for the good of those that love him. In my job, in the death of a servant, in the joy of a birth reminder... He is in ALL things.


Adeye said...

Oh my word--I am sooooo with you on the viewing thing. My family has strict instructions NEVER to do that. A memorial service works just fine for me, thank you very much. All the other stuff is just tooooo hard! Sorry you had to go through that.

Praying for the job :)

Tarah said...

If you have a viewing I will some in like the you tube video of the dancing wedding video. Marissa and I !!! :)

hope you have a better tomorrow!

Andrea said...

Tarah LOL I'll take it!!! ;o)

Cindy said...

I totally agree about the viewing. ugh. The first 'viewing' I went to was the first person that I loved that died - my grandmother. I didnt want to see her, but I was forced to. hated it. So mad that I had to see her like that instead of just keeping the memory of what she was like when she was alive.

um...I am such a dork. What is "New Moon"?

Andrea said...

New Moon is the second movie in the Twilight series. My secular indulgence. ;o)

Andrea Hill said...

Never done a viewing either but if you even have an open cascet, I will pop the person in the head. I agree, I am sure its not the same.
That is so awesome you get to do that with your daughter. My daughter and I did that with all the Harry Potter movies. Hoping you will get the promotion!

LisaShaw said...

My love is with you.