Tuesday, September 9, 2008

God's timing is not ours....

Ok, so if you have been keeping up any with our blog or our lives lately you know Randy has spent this past month in the job seeking process. I say process because that is what it has been. He finished school the first week of August, took his National EMT-Paramedic test (practical and written), took Cedar Hill FD's written and physical test, and then waited to get a call for an interview. Oh and I must interject and say he passed all these tests! On the first time! I have such a smart husband (just don't let it go to your head, honey!). He got a call from Cedar Hill about the first interview so we went out to look for the most "important" tool - the suit. We found the suit, he wowed them in his interview and then just had to wait to see if they called him back. They did call him back, he interviewed with the Chief and Assistant Chief and was told he would hear something in 2 weeks. We waited. All this time we had been praying that if Cedar Hill was where he was supposed to be that God would work out the details and just give us peace. So then last week Randy gets a call to come back for a 3rd interview! By this time, I would have been stressed - 3 interviews! He went in and met with the Chief and Assist. Chief again. Turns out, they weren't going to be able to hire as many as they had planned, but Randy was still in the running for the remaining spots. They were very impressed with him and couldn't believe this was the first department he had applied with. They said he had done great through the whole process and had some tough competition. They told him they would decide by the end of the day Friday. I got home from work and Randy was sitting on the couch with his phone in his lap! Cedar Hill called and he didn't get the position. They said he did very well and if some other details could be worked out, they might be hiring more later. He would be on the top of their consideration list. We were bummed but knew that God had all of it in his control, so we went out to celebrate anyway. If Cedar Hill wasn't meant to be, then there was another opportunity out there somewhere. So today I get a call from Randy. Cedar Hill called him back and asked him to come in tomorrow to sign a conditional offer! Can you believe it? Something happened and they are hiring Randy! I know God's timing is always better than our own, and something about finding out today is exciting. God always provides just what we need exactly when we need it. We just have to trust and wait. Waiting doesn't always mean sitting still either. Sometimes it means doing what we know we should do (like apply for other positions) and letting God have control. Thank you God for this blessing! Congratulations, Randy! I'm so proud of you!

3 comments :

Brian said...

Congratulations my friend! I always told you that you were smart and able to do all sorts of things, no matter how much you disputed me! I'm glad you've got a good wife to pound it into your head all the time now!

And Rachel, that's way too much of a nail-biter story. You gotta give us the good news up front so we don't get let down in the middle of the blog!

Herrera Bunch said...

Congrats so much Randy!!! I am so sincerely happy for you! You will love love LOVE being a firefighter & Medic! They are wonderful!

Perri said...

I love that you celebrated no matter what. A great show of faith in God's plans for you guys.