Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I Am So Proud

I received a phone call at work from Sean today. You could hear the smile in his voice and I just knew! But of course I waited. He didn't say, "I got the job!" like most normal people would. He said, "Guess who makes 50% more?!" Haha.

If I wasn't at work I would have jumped out of my seat and screamed at the top of my lungs. I didn't ... I should have, just to see the reactions from my coworkers, haha.

It truly has been a long time coming. Sean interviewed for this same position last year and he was not offered the job.

Thank God that after that rejection he stayed with this company. I know for sure I wouldn't have. I would have done everything in my power to leave but he stayed. Well, let's be honest here. The economy is the reason he stayed because quite frankly unless he wanted a pay cut no one was hiring for the type of job Sean wanted or needed.

God has the perfect timing and I know that God taught Sean that if you truly want something you have to work for it. Nothing is handed to you just because you think you deserve it.

A month ago, he began to get pressed to interview for the position a second time. I was happy he was going to be given a second chance but of course I didn't trust it. Sean didn't trust it most of all. It was humiliating the first time around.

He didn't allow his past experience to deter him and he did everything he could to ensure that this time around he was ready to be interviewed.

Of course, all weekend he talked about everything he should have said better at his interview. He probably didn't get the job because he could tell that the last group of people who interviewed him "were just not feeling him." Blah, blah, blah. At one point, I actually yelled at him to shut up and get positive or I didn't want to hear what he had to say. My bad.

6 years ago, Sean walked into this company with one goal in mind. To be an Operations Manager. It was going to be a difficult task because he just had his Associates at that time. He was a party boy when we were in college and had to leave because the last thing on his mind were classes.

For him to go back home was embarrassing. Being the first one in his family to go to college it was very difficult for him to let his family know that he had failed.

The day he got home, his life changed. He got his Associates, then his Bachelor and just received his Masters a few months ago.

To say I am proud is an understatement. He could have easily allowed many of his past experiences determine what he could do. He could have easily allowed himself to believe he was a failure. He chose not to.

Today, my husband is an Operations Manager. The best part about all of this is that I know this is just the beginning of things he is going to accomplish in his life.

Babe, there is no one in the world that I know, who deserves this more than you. You make me so proud to be called your wife.

29 comments:

Melissa said...

Congratulations to your husband! That's quite an accomplishment and I'm very impressed that he went through that interview process twice (I would have left and said f-off lol) and also that he worked hard to get his master's degree!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

That is SO awesome!!! Congrats Sean! And I think youy deserve to go get something fabulous, girl! Ha!!

Monique said...

Wow, Faith I'm so happy for you and for your husband. I'm glad he was able to make you and his family proud. He truly is one amazing man. You two are lucky to have each other!

Newlywed and Decorating said...

Aw, congrats to the hubby! That is so awesome! I am impressed with him! And you for being such a supportive wife!

Nini said...

Congrats to your hubby! That is so awesome and his story of how he pursued his studies even after failing the first time is so admirable. The difference between those who succeed and those who don't is that after failure those who succeed get back up and keep pushing through. Sean is bound to always succeed, he sounds like someone who pushes through!

Samantha said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations to Sean & what a testament to hard work and sticking to your goals!

redwhitebride said...

Congratulations Faith & Sean! Both of you deserve it! Go celebrate!! :)

Marie said...

Aw, congratulations to your husband! I'm so happy for the two of you, now go have some great celebrations!

Kemi said...

Aww, congrats to both of you! I hope you guys do something nice to celebrate. :-)

Kathy C. said...

Congrats to Sean!! That's so awesome! I bet it's a huge sigh of relief. God has the master plan for sure!

Ashley said...

how exciting!! congratulations to Sean!! it sounds like he has worked so hard to get to this new opportunity =)
So happy for y'all!

Megan said...

Awwwww, congratulations!! That is so exciting! He's such a strong man for being able to go in a second time and seal the deal!

K. Rock said...

Wow congrats to Sean! He did what most of us wouldn't have done and that is try a second time. Good job. Now congrats to you for that extra spending money rolling in!

AV5848 said...

Congrats Sean!! That's amazing that he had a goal and he didn't let anything defeat him. It takes a lot of courage to try to get that job the 2nd time around and this time he nailed it! So happy for you guys! Congrats again!!

love jenny xoxo said...

wow that's so awesome!!! Congrats!! That's huge!!!

XOXO

Frugalista said...

That's very cool! In this economy to be making more money. That means more stuff for the house right?.....tell him I said so!! : )

Tami said...

Oh Faith- I can just feel the love. So happy for BOTH you and Sean!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

YAY!!! Congrats! Well deserved!

Lil' Woman said...

Congrats to you both...that is awesome!! : )

ruthy ann said...

what awesome news...and what a testiment about his persistance!

Ashley said...

Congrats to your hubby, Faith! That is just wonderful! His time is always the right time! :)

Marian said...

Aw, thats great!! Soo happy for you both. Congrats to the hubster!!

Sharon said...

For a moment I thought I was on facebook and tried to find the like button. Congratulations!!

What I Did Today said...

Way to go Sean! This is a great post with a good lesson in perseverance and hard work, we'd all do well to take a page.

Tiffany said...

Goooo Sean!! That's awesome :)

Dana said...

Congrats. My hubby had a similar situation, at first it got him down, but I encouraged him to try again. After the 2nd try he got the job he wanted and has been slowly been moving into different positions ever since with his company. God know when to give you what you need and not always what you want. He is always preparing you for something greater.

His Girl said...

Thanks for the comment, Faith! And congratulations on your hubby's promotion! =) That is so exciting.

Dani @ OK, Dani said...

Congrats to hubby. I know you're prouder than this post could ever say.

jacin {lovely little details} said...

yay!!! this makes me so happy. congratulations!!!