Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Sign

I've experienced a sign that we're headed in the right direction with our IF decisions. I've wanted to write about this for a couple of weeks or so, but I just had to let it all sink in first because it has been so very moving to me.

About a month ago, my CEO explained to me that he was reassigning me to a new position, developing a new program 45 miles north of where I'm working. I protested and finally explained to him that L & I were considering IVF. I explained that I didn't want or need this stress in my life right now.

He didn't care. He kept saying that this is where he wanted me to go, where I belonged.

I prayed and prayed, and I ultimately accepted that this guy was going to send me where he wanted, and I was just going to have to deal with it. I decided that it certainly wasn't the time to be out job-searching, especially while we're figuring out how to finance this whole IVF thing.

And, then my phone rang. An old boss of mine asked me to come to her Agency and manage branch of a program I'm already running. She offered me more money, and she was really encouraging and supportive when I told her about IVF.

In my heart and mind, I know this was all clearly Divine Intervention.

So, I'm starting my new job mid-August, and for the first time in a long time, I'm actually feeling excited about my work.

Most importantly, I find myself very reassured for the first time in a long time. We're walking in the right direction.


mommy of girls said...

It's always amazing to me how God takes the time to show us in our "unbelief" moments that He is with us and wants only the best for our lives. I'm glad that you are getting a change of pace and that you will be close to home for all the IVF process. I am still praying for your journey to be blessed.

I Believe in Miracles said...

That's such awesome news!! Congrats on the new job. Do you get to take any time off inbtwn positions?

I took my latest job for its proximity to the hospitals (I can walk to apts in 7 or less minutes) and I haven't regretted it for a minute. It's made a super stressful process a little easier.

I'm also very proud of you for telling your boss about where you are and what you're doing. I think that's super brave and very encouraging that she was so supportive.

I was looking at your timeline and have a question - you did 2 IUI's and then made the jump to IVF (or are in process). Did anything conclusive happen after IUI #2 that led to the change? We're on IUI # 2 and were told I have to do 1 more, 3 months of fertility testing and then we could do IVF. I realize all clinics are different and there is no set protocol, but I was curious. You might have written this before and I'm forgetting. If so, I'm sorry.

Oh - and thanks so much for being so encouraging. I am so glad to have met you and become friends in the blogging world!

Penny said...

Hey, congratulations! A promising work situation AND supportive of IVF sounds like a dream.