I just have to take a minute to brag about my husband, because while I of course affectionately refer to him on my blog quite often, I don't know that I ever really stop to talk about how truly amazing he is.
Brandon is my rock, he is my life. When I am stuck in some depression or going through an endless cycle of frenetic anxious energy, Brandon can calm me down and make me laugh, and suddenly, when I'm around him, I feel okay. I know that the feelings I'm experiencing will pass, and I know that with him, everything will be okay.
Brandon is an incredibly hard worker. He goes to school full-time in addition to working full-time, all so that I can be a stay at home mama. He NEVER complains about how busy he is; how many responsibilities that he has. He dutifully goes to work and does his homework, even when all day he is stuck at his computer trying to get it all done. And, somehow in the midst of all that, he has time to play with the kids. Mila literally LIGHTS UP the minute he walks through the door. Cade runs to him and throws his arms around him. Brandon is their life. They literally adore him.
And I'm so happy that my kids have a hands-on daddy who wants so desperately to play an intricate role in their life, and he does. My kids know with out a doubt how much they are loved - especially by their dad. They know that Dad will always love them and play with them and help them. I love that I have such a supportive husband and father of my children. I am beyond blessed for this.
For the past couple of months, Brandon has been looking for a new job, as his current job just wasn't working out; and he really felt like he should see if he could find a better job; something that fulfilled him more and appreciated him more and compensated him more. He has been going to many interviews, and of course that is always so stressful. A couple of weeks ago he saw a listing for a job as a Senior QA Engineer at a software company that is located in Lehi, Utah. He wasn't sure if he should apply, as Lehi is about 40 minutes away from where we live, and also he wasn't sure he was entirely qualified for the position, but we both agreed he had nothing to lose, and why not try?
So he did. He applied, interviewed 3 times, and on Wendesday we got the fabulous news that Brandon got the job! We are so thrilled because not only is it a pay raise, it's a 75% pay raise. I'm no good at math, but even I know that that is an insane raise! And I am truly thanking God, because I believe He had a hand in helping us get this job. Every night we prayed for Brandon being able to get this job, and to hear Cade's prayer every night...it was so sweet. Without fail, this is what he said: "Dear Heavenly Father, please help Daddy get a job so we can get a house and a dog, and please help Mommy be happy. Name of Jesus Christ, amen."
Tears are coming to my eyes, just thinking of this.
The faith of my little 5 year old astounds me. I love that he is gaining a little testimony of prayer. And while I don't often talk about my religion and my spirituality on my blog, I will say today, right now, that Cade's faithful prayers to God made my faith grow a little, too.
So that's the good news I referred to in my last post. With Brandon getting this new job, we get a new house and a new dog and I'm excited to start over, too. :)
So I'm grateful for my husband who works so hard, I'm grateful for Mila for making me so happy, and I'm grateful for my sweet little son who is so innocent and has so much faith. I'm a lucky girl to have such an amazing little family, aren't I?