Seven years and four days ago my life was spared. I had been working for SY Technology, a government contractor, at the Pentagon. My career there was very promising and I was one of MANY that had applied for my position. The pay was excellent, all of my health care was covered 100%, I was off for every holiday and the entire week of Christmas and the first week of the year as well. I worked from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday and I lived all of about 5 minutes from work. Oh yea, let me not forget that they also paid for my childcare. I couldn't have ask for a better job! As always I went into work on a Monday morning and although no one is really thrilled to go to work I really couldn't complain. I stopped to get my morning breakfast and went on about my day. About noon the strangest feeling came over me. I was so bored and felt so out of place at work. I had been there for quite a while at this point so I had no reason to really feel that way. The people around me began to annoy me and the daycare provider I had really pissed me off that evening. I went home to do my usual bitch session with my husband at the time, who is now my best friend. He simply looked and me and said 'quit". Long story short, I did. With no real reason, no valid complaints... I just quit. I went in the next day and told my boss that I needed to be at home with my kids and I would be finishing up the next two weeks and that would be it. I was offered more money, a new position and many other benefits but for some off the wall reason, I just couldn't be swayed. My two weeks ended on September 7th. I said my goodbyes and walked out. The following Tuesday the office where I sat was gone. I don't need to go into all that. In all honesty, its just to hard for me to talk about. I lost people that I know and I still to this day get chills when I ride by. If there was EVER proof of God in my life, that was it.
Today my ex-husband called to tell me that he loved me and he is so glad that he told me to quit. I didn't really have any words for him other than of course, thank you and I love you too. I still find it hard to wrap my mind around the blessing that I was giving by walking away from something that looked soooo good at the time. We hear stories all of the time about people who stopped to get doughnuts or spilled something on their shirt or whatever the case may be. Some of them may have just been coincidences .I am not the one who would know. However, I do know that God literally maneuvered my life in a direction that I would have never ever expected. When my kids are being a pain in the butt or my Mom calls to bug me 25 times in an hour or even when I walk in the back yard and step in dog crap, I try to remember that I was given the opportunity to love life and let it love me back.
I send up a big prayer for all of the families that were called to heaven that day. May God bless and keep all of them safe within his presence.
To all of my friends, family and even enemies! I'm glad you are here to remind me that I am alive and that I do have a purpose in the crazy world I live in!
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