Friday, January 28, 2011

Wow! A Short term contract!

(Flowers my Dad got me when I was home in August.)
I got the contract!
It is not quite full time hours but it will be enough
to pay the rent, my bills and I think save a little bit.
The timing of this feels like a miracle to me!
I had just gotten back from the bank
to get laundry money
and realized that by the time my expenses were
paid for February
I would have very little left...
I don't know any details yet about the contract,
just that I will be there at 9 AM on Wednesday
and I already know some of the things they will want me to work on.
The person is also going to forward my name to two other
places that may need an information specialist
(another word for librarian :) )
as well!
I feel like my long job search is finally bearing some fruit.
And I can stay in Ottawa.
As you know I interviewed for positions outside of this area,
and I was willing to go where God led;
but I knew very much that the level of stress
would be a lot higher
by moving (i.e. starting over with everything,
knowing no one, new place, city, apartment)
and starting a new job at the same time.
I know a lot of people have to move for work,
but I am glad if I don't have to.
It is not easy to do and living alone with only Cleo,
I was really not looking forward to losing the community
I am in. It takes years to rebuild community...
I am so thankful that it appears that I am getting some work here.
I just want to resume
my working life and go from there...
THANK YOU for your prayers.


Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Glory to God and congratulations to you!!!

Such relief.

May it be an enjoyable job for you, as well! Keep us posted.

Matushka Anna said...

Glory to God!!!!!!!

I know you must be feeling fantastic right now. (: We'll keep up the prayers for permanent work but thank goodness for something right now.


Emily H. said...

I'm so happy for you!
Glory to God!

RW said...

excellent news E.

DebD said...

Whoot! Such happy news. I hope this is the beginning of some wonderful opportunities.

Kiernan said...

Glory to God!!! I'm so happy. I'm looking forward to hearing how it goes it. :-)

. said...

Praise God for answered prayers :)

margaret said...

I know what you mean about community. I am so, so glad your chances of staying in Ottawa have taken such a turn for the better.

Athanasia said...

Joyful news! What a wonderful opportunity to network AND earn money!

Thanks be to God!

I love snapdragons.

mamajuliana said...


Dancing the happy dance in my kitchen for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so happy for you!

Take Cleo for a twirl around the apartment for me!

Peacocks and Sunflowers said...

So glad to hear your good news! and WELL DONE for sticking to the job search with trust and prayer. Which continue of course! Very best wishes for your first day of work :D

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

You say it's a short-term contract - HOW short-term is it?

elizabeth said...

As far as I know it is until the end of March...

amy said...

Yea!! Congratulations, Elizabeth!

Praise God for answered prayers = ' )

Martha said...

That's awesome! I love the photo of the snapdragons...thoughtful of Dad. I'm sure he'd give you some TODAY if you were closer!!!

Anonymous said...

Hurray, Elizabeth! Glory to Thee, O God, Glory to Thee!

Donna Farley said...

so glad to hear this good news!

Cristina said...

Excellent! Glory to God!

Sarah in Indiana said...

Wonderful! Thanks be to God!!!! So happy for you :)

MamaBirdEmma said...

Glory to God!

I am so happy for you!

Michelle M. said...

Glory to God! I am so very happy for you. I love the note from your father. :)

E Helena E said...

Congratulations and thanks be to God once again!

Juliana said...

Glory to God!!! I am so happy for you!!!

The Bosom Serpent said...

Wow. I know just how you feel. Glory to God. I think of you and your struggle often and I am so glad some of the pressure will not bear down so hard on you.

GretchenJoanna said...

Thank God! And no matter how short, it will add to your resume -- and it will certainly feel good to be working again.

chicory cottage said...

praise GOD! blessings to you and cleo!

Beth said...

Oh Elizabeth, what wonderful news. Thank God. So happy for you!

PS Prayers for your friend who is struggling.

Maureen said...

I am so glad for you! Love and kisses for Cleo, too!!