This week has been a huge and exciting and very happy one for the Friend family!
We’ve had plenty of adventures this week… visits with friends, a trip to the beach, we built a dress-up box, played, hung out in Pete’s awesome hammock. Mayana has enjoyed her second day at Kindy, where she wowed her teachers with her ability to write and name so many letters. But this week has been a very special week, with some very big news…
Last Sunday night, Peter and I were feeling a little down-in-the-dumps. It was really dawning on us how little time we really had before I go on maternity leave and become basically income-less. Peter has been applying for jobs like a mad-man, but despite a few interviews, no offers had come his way. So Sunday night, Peter was checking out the internet for the eleventy-billionth time when a Kindy Teacher position caught his eye. At the kindy that is practically across our back fence!
On Monday morning he gathered his resume and all the bits and pieces that go with it, and stopped by to drop it off. He hadn’t even gotten home when his phone rang. It was the director asking if he would like to come in for an interview on Tuesday, at 10am. The next morning, at 10.09am, Peter called me at work with the amazing and awesome news that HE HAS A JOB!!!!! He basically had walked in, been given an overview of the position, and told that if he wants it, it’s all his.
God is so good. Mayana is able to go to ‘Papa’s Kindy’ on the days that she isn’t at her normal kindy (at least until I’m on maternity leave), and we get a discounted rate for her fees because Pete will be working there. The whole hassle of having to get another car is now a non-issue, because Pete will only need to walk about 200m to get to work. It’s amazing to look back at how stressed we were when we had to unexpectedly move house last year, but now we know that in God’s bigger picture, this house would be perfect for the situation in which we now find ourselves. Pete starts his new job tomorrow, and will be working 34 hours a week over Tuesday-Friday. We feel like such a weight has been lifted from our shoulders, and are once again a living testimony of how God provides.
So we had plenty of mid-week celebrations, including when my awesome family drove 1.5 hours just to have a celebratory dinner for Peter and congratulate him in person. It was so lovely. I have loved seeing the grin on my husband’s face all week, I’m so proud of him!
In other Friend Family News, I have officially crossed over into the third trimester (insane!!!) and am still loving being pregnant… Especially now that I finally got to have a physio appointment and can walk semi-normally again. But I’ll do a proper pregnancy update later with more on that.
Mayana’s big news is that she has added yet another big-ticket item to her list of reasons why she is now officially a Big Girl: she has stopped wearing nappies to bed! I still haven’t gotten brave enough to not put a towel down underneath her every night, but so far (*touch wood*) we have had no whoopsies. She has told pretty much everyone she knows, “I’m a big girl now because I wore NO nappies, ONLY Noonies (her word for undies), and I had NO whoopsies!!!!” Sigh. My little girl is definitely growing up. And maybe one day I will be able to sleep deeply again without half listening out for her calling me or trying to go to the toilet on her own in the middle of the night. For now, she is doing a great job, and is excitedly working towards going shopping for a Justine Clarke CD, which she will earn with five stickers – one for each morning her bed is dry when she wakes up.
Another lovely week full of wonderful memories for our family.
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I love my little family so much!