November 3, 2016 at 3:20 pm I thought my life was over. I got the ill fated call that released me from my job. “It’s not your job performance, we are just going in another direction,” she said. I’ve worked full-time for 27 years, what was I going to do now? I went through the anger and bitterness and the overwhelming grief that came with losing a job that I left my first career to pursue. What was I going to do?
November 3, 2017 is the day I went with my family to dinner to celebrate. I signed my first book contract! I sent a proposal in to a publisher for my book, “Dear Hemophilia: Living With a Chronic Illness and Finding Hope,” and received the email last week that they are interested in publishing my work. I’ve been working on this proposal off and on for a few years and I always knew that the right time would come along, and here it is.
One year after losing a job that I loved I am traveling and speaking on a regular basis, I write two columns (and get paid for them), I have started graduate school, am producing a podcast and am fulfilling my dream of writing a book.
One year ago I was thrown in a pit of despair that I did not see coming.
One year ago I felt less than and not enough.
And one year later, the call I received in 2016 was redeemed in a huge way.
When you are in the middle of the “worst of the worst” and you can’t see what’s coming except gloom and doom, if you hang in there long enough, you just might see the best that God has been saving for you.
I hate that I let myself think that things would never get better, because they always do. I should know that, but I’m human. We react to what is happening immediately and forget to consider what good could possibly come our way.
I am a woman who is blessed beyond measure and for all of the things in my life, the good and bad, I give great thanks to God tonight.
If you are in the middle of the worst of the worst, hang on…you have no idea what is yet to come.
Today I Am Thankful For:
- New challenges
- Dinner with the guys
- Cold toes