Thursday, August 26, 2010

Count your many blessings

Wow!  August is almost gone, school is almost here, and I've only had 1 post this month.  Sorry it's taken me so long to update our blog.  (I know you've all been waiting on pins and needles, hehehe!)  Well, let me start off by telling you all the most exciting and important news of all.  As some of you know, Clint was laid off from his job back in December and has been looking for a job ever since.  Well, after much prayer and fasting from us and you,  Clint got a job.  He works for a company out of Utah called Step Saver, Inc.  What he does is deliver salt for water softners to businesses such as hotels, casinos, car wash's, hospitals, etc.    The president of the company just talked to Clint and he wants to promote him already. (After 2 1/2 weeks) They want to hire  another driver and within a year they want to have three trucks  here in town and he wants Clint to manage them and be in charge of sales.   When Clint was training in his first week, his trainer was telling him that they are expanding right now to California and when that's done, their going to be looking to expand to Reno.  Clint told him to put him first on the list to be transferred there.  We've always had it in our plans to get back to Reno.  My parents are there, and we'd like our kids to be closer to them as they are their only grandparents still living.  Anyway, that probably won't happen for awhile, so for now we are just so happy for Clint's success so far.  We are so thankful to all of you who fasted and prayed for us.  
Before this job came along, we felt like we were at the end of our rope.  One day a man from our ward came to our door and told Clint of this job.  He said that the guy who had it before just walked off and quit, so they needed someone immediately.  They called that same night and the rest is history.  It's amazing what happens when we live faithful.  As I think about those past 8 months that he was not working, full time,  (he had some side jobs that he was doing for ward members and their friends and family.)  I realize that the Lord blessed up so much.  Don't get me wrong.  I realized that all along the way.  I'm just so grateful for my Heavenly Father for helping us and blessing our lives.
Some of our many blessings were;  No one got sick.  (Not even allergies or colds).  Clint always had some kind of side job to do, whether it was retiling a bathroom, or extending someones driveway, or fixing a sprinkler line.  We always had plenty to eat.  Our bills were paid every month.  and there were so many more blessings.                                                                                                                                     


Hi, I'm Hannah. said...

This made me cry. You are all so faithful and I am so proud of the way you handled everything Britta. You stayed calm and faithful the whole time and proud of Clint...WOW a promotion already?! Awesome!

Jan said...

I"m with Hannah -- kind of teary here. What a great example of the blessings are available to us when we do what we should do - and a great reminder to me of how hugely we are really blessed. So happy for you! xoxo

Cedric Anderson said...

Britta, I'm grateful that you informed all of us in cyberspace of the good news. I'm so happy our collective prayers were answered. Your post brought some thoughts to mind: Good people have trials as well as bad people. Good people get blessings as do bad people. I think what you and your family have shown in these last eight months is how good people gracefully deal with adversity, and also how to show true gratitude to the Lord when blessings come. You deserve every good thing that comes to you and more. Love you.

Olivia Cobian said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you! You are doing a great job!

Ruth said...

Congratulations Britta and Clint!! What a great example you all are to all of us.
We love you!
Ruth and Jordan + the kids

JordoBaggins said...

Congrats Britta and Clint, I can't wait until they move you guys up to Reno