Monday, November 1, 2010

Big Thing and Little Thing

Work is a Big Thing.

About a week ago, Marcos and I decided that it was time for him to find new work. Being part of a small start-up company for the last few years has been amazing for Marcos and it has provided us with a lot of flexibility and opportunities. However, the time is ripe for us to find employment that provides a more steady income. This is something we have been nervous about: Will any company be flexible enough that he can work from home with Gigi three days a week while I work? Will he be offered a competitive salary? And is there even a job out there for him, period?

So Marcos sat down on Saturday and applied to 16 different job postings online. Seven minutes after applying to the first job, he received an email response asking if he would be available to do a preliminary phone interview on Monday. Today was Monday. The interview was great, and Marcos is going into this company's Chapel Hill office on Wednesday to meet everyone and possibly set things up to start working on Thursday. They loved him, and he loved them, and this is a really Big Thing.

Big Things come from small moments of prayer and faith.


Coffee Shops are a little thing.

Tonight we went to Starbucks on Franklin Street for the first time since Gigi was born six months ago. Brisk autumn evenings for us has always meant hazelnut hot chocolate, a slice of pumpkin bread and people watching. Tonight we went with the Pumpkin Spice Steamer and a slice of banana chocolate chip loaf, Gigi-bouncing on our hip, and working on the crossword puzzle together. How are we still so in love?

Coffee Shops are definitely a little thing, but they are helping us to lay the foundation of an eternal marriage, which is really the Biggest Thing of all.


dandlinpoland said...

Found you via Lauren's blog! I agree that pumpkin, hot chocolate and brisk autumn walks all make the Fall a wonderful time of year! Your Gigi is adorable! Glad to hear good things are happening in your lives. Love, Lisa Lewis

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

Marco, parabens! that is a HUGE thing. I'm so happy for you.

bjahlstrom said...

That was a well-written post, and extremely touching. I sincerely hope things turn out wonderfully for you.

kelley said...

How beautiful. Congrats on the new job opportunity. That is huge!

Rebecca said...

Love this post for so many reasons ... the writing, the thoughts, and the encouraging news. Big hugs to you all!

Mariko said...

This is so great. I love it all. Faith is a HUGE thing.

Bush's said...

Metta, thanks for that! That is such a great reminder to me.