I always thought before I got married and had kids that I was a pretty patient person. But things change with marriage and kiddos and your patience is tried again and again and again.
Recently I feel like I've been forced almost to be very patient and it has been a hard thing. This is Justin's last semester and the pressure has been on for him to find a job. At this point roughly half of his class (he thinks) has jobs lined up upon graduation. He has been working as a law clerk for a law firm that he really likes for a little over a year now. A couple of weeks ago Justin finally went to them and asked what the prospects were for him having a job there after he graduates. We had to wait a few days for one answer, then after that answer we had to wait again for another week or so (there are lots of details and a longer story involved, but I won't share that here). I was getting so impatient at having to wait! Our future was sitting on the line it seemed and we knew most likely his best chance for a job was with his current employer since he's had the most experience there and they know him well. He has really enjoyed working there and feels like he fits in well with the other attorneys.
Yesterday Justin was offered a job at his firm! Yay! What felt like months of waiting finally ended in something good. He also has a couple of other leads on jobs right now, so we don't know for sure if he will accept this offer or not, but it feels sooooo nice to at least have one offer on the table! I'm proud of Justin for sacrificing for us and working so hard in school so he can provide for us.