It sure is a Big Day for us today! Steve has hit his 3 year mark with his company working as an x-ray tech. For THREE Years...Steve has been On-Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Now the great pros to this has been that he's always been paid full-time hours regardless, there have been many days where he literally is only gone working like 2 hours a day, if not 0. But on the flip side, many days of him being gone every second. It's always been SO nice that he has always been paid hourly with this company...I've come to find how big of a blessing it really is to be paid hourly rather than Salary. Another great pro it has been for us is when he Has been paged out after 5 pm or on the weekend it's always been time and a half. Anyways, the cons are the occasional being paged out in the middle of the night or when planning important events, never ever ever knowing whether or not he will be paged out. (the anxiety of it all, i mean really...this girl knows what it feels like!) This job really honestly has been The.Perfect. Fit for us :) It has been a pretty relaxed, flexible last 3 years despite the sound of being on call all day every day doesn't really sound all that fun. But we've lucked out to experiencing many of the pros over the cons. I really have been so lucky to have him around a lot. And for him to be around a lot while being paid full-time. It really has been a blessing having this kind of job. I know if we had stayed in Saint George, NOW seeing all the changes that would've come our way having had stayed down there..It really was for the Best coming back up North. When thinking of Saint George, I found a quote on Pinterest that says "Sometimes the bad things in life put us directly on the path where we need to go.." This job has opened the doors to many opportunities with growth & pay :) Well my friends, today is a great day BECAUSE with the help of a Sales Agent for the Company..with many many months of hard work, his company is expanding so much to the point that they hired on a second guy to work...which MEANS....3 nights a week & every other weekend, there is ZERO percent chance of him being paged back out...ZERO! Do you know how much of a Relief that is!
Today marked the very first day, where he is not on-call! eeek! I am so so excited for this feeling of FREEDOM! The long weekends of him either gone during the day on Saturdays, walking out of date nights at movies or restaurants, walking out of sacrament meeting with me juggling three kids ....to know the possibility of that NOT happening every other weekend is so great! We are waiting until basketball season is over, and then are planning on making Saint George trips an every other month thing :) So excited! Another great blessing is the fact of Steve now being in a "Lead" position for his Company he has been given a raise. He also took his National Boards for his Ultrasound test and did not pass, but there were sections within the exam that he scored well enough in for his company to agree to begin paying him a certain rate when he is out doing ultrasound exams for his company as well...HUGE BLESSING! We needed this to happen for our building of our dream home to be a reality for us :)
I am grateful for Steve and for the hard working guy that he is.. That he's never had "phases" in his life that as a wife that I have had to doubt or wonder when he would start making enough for our family or to have doubt that he wouldn't rise to the occasion. I'm grateful that he has been the son in law that my parents look up to & someone that they can be Proud of for his work ethic. And for the types of jobs that has Always provided for us well more than we have ever "needed." That i can experience a full heart of gratitude & comfort in knowing that as my Shirt that I own says "Steve Can Handle It." haha. That he is always there for me. At any drop of the hat when he feels he needs to..he will run over to donate plasma, to start an ETSY business for creating invites for people (which has been extremely well! so exciting) I'm grateful for the Field in which he works in, for the many humorous stories that he brings home but also for the consistency and for the stability that it brings. We have got a big year for us...full of Many great vacations & to hopefully be able to walk into our Dream home! Yay for 2015:)
(look how little she is:))