It's official...Steve is gainfully employed! I am happy to report he was formally offered a job of "Special Projects Manager" today from the company that purchased the production part of his company. They basically said they thought he got a "raw deal" in the whole mess and his attitude through the entire thing has stunned and impressed the owners. So, this will be a desk job, with an office and a nice title. He'll remain at the current location (which is much closer to home) working under his old boss (who he likes very much) and retain his current salary. At this time he will be able to keep working his 6:00 - 2:30 shift which means he can continue picking up Jenna. He'll stay hourly so OT is guaranteed. Plus, due to all that he's been through, they sweetened the deal in a way that I can't post here since this is a public post, but trust me to say that it was an extremely generous gesture. I couldn't have dreamed this ending if I'd tried. It's like "too good to be true" and "having your cake and eating it too" all rolled into one! If you want to know more, email me. I don't mind filling you all in, but I just hesitate to post something sensitive like this on a public forum.
Anyway, this is effecting first week in January. He'll get one last paycheck from MLSP and his final retention payment (which came in HANDY at Christmas) and then officially go onto PP payroll. They get paid weekly which is nice, but will be an adjustment. So all in all, just wanted to thank you for your prayers. Going through this was probably one of the worst things we've been through as a married couple this far, but God is good and faithful and he has truly answered our prayers beyond anything we could have asked or yes, even imagined. I can't take any credit for it...just give Him the glory. None of this could have possibly happened without Him. It's by His grace that Steve could go back in to the job after a weekend with such a stellar attitude that the OWNERS of the company noticed and not only that, but make him their "special project" in order to keep him on. It's just surreal...I can't believe it's happening.
Anyway, thanks for your support and concern. We are glad to have each of you as friends.