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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

AT Last ~ Job News!!!


If you are a follower of my blog, you will know that my hubby's been out of work for over 10 long months. He has tried over this time to find a job in his field of engineering to no avail. We have both prayed for GOD's leading in our lives and for the path that HE would have us take. During this time we began investigating the possibility of some type of Franchise. Now...not all franchises are in the Food industry. We worked with a Franchise broker who had us do a profile and then found a number of franchises that worked best for us. Many we nixed right away due to the type of franchise it was. We finally began the *Validation* process with a franchise that involved the IT world. Our conclusion was this was technology based and technology is NOT going away.

On Monday we flew to Austin, Texas to meet with the Home Office of this franchise. We were so impressed with the behind the scenes people and support that is already in place. They shared what we were to expect and so much more. Once we were home, we needed to make our decision to move ahead or stop this process. With much prayer and discussion, we have decided that we are moving ahead with this Franchise.

We are staying in Michigan and we will be able to run this out of our home for the time being. If it grows we will then decide next what to do. Without confusing anyone, the franchise is in the Information Technologies (IT). We would provide a service to small business of 5-100 people, with what is called managed type services...anywhere from back up systems, to hardware and software installations...and there is so much more that I don't even know of yet.

I have a PEACE that I know is from GOD. I believe he has directed us down this path and know HE will help us to succeed. We are not making a rash decision, we have talked many hours with current franchiser, prayed and now feel that GOD has not put any road blocks in our way and this IS where we are going to proceed. It is such a relief for meI I am cautiously excited and also scared, I know this comes with any new venture in our lives.

We head back to Austin in 2 weeks, for 2 weeks of intensive training that will ready us to go home and Jump into our *New* job. My hubby will be doing the bulk of this job and I'll be the Admin behind the scenes. I have actually enjoyed being involved in every step of the process. We both have grown through this and it exciting to know we now have something in place. It means 5-10 more years in Michigan, my daughter being able to graduate hopefully from her school and on to college in the area after that. This is a big burden off of this momma's shoulder!

I want to give those who have prayed a HUGE, THANK YOU! I am so blessed by your LOVE and prayers. I know that this is why I have a PEACE that passes all understanding. Again, THANK YOU!

Blessings, Lorena


Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you both.... I pray that this will work for you & your financial burdens will be lifted. You both have been through so much...
Please keep us posted!!
Much Love to You !!

Allidink said...

That is fantastic! Yay for you! I'm so happy for you guys :)

All the best,


Happy Day...and Thankful for God's dircetion for will be moving?? or staying?? and what will you guys be doing? Working for an airline?!
I've found a fe more very sweet S&P and will get them out to you soon. Kitties andvery pretty flower ones.
Happy 4th!
Deb :)

TattingChic said...

Good luck to both of you! I hope this all works out for the best!

blushing rose said...

Praise the Lord who stands with us in all ... May all the successes be with you. TTFN ~Marydon

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lorena,
I am so thrilled for you and your hubby in the new job direction. It truly is an answer to prayer and we are so happy. It is wonderful that you can stay in Michigan for the time being and your daughter continue in her school with her friends. That is a blessing. My dh and I wish you much success and best wishes with your new business. Continued prayers!

Love you sweetie,
Celestina Marie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy Independence Day & Happy PINK Saturday!!

Sweetie, I've got goosebumps just reading this post. I'm so happy for you & G & M!! It is certainly an answer to many many prayers! God is so good!! Thanks for sharing the great news!

Angelic Accents

Connie said...

I have no doubt you and hubs will succeed and be happy doing it, sweets! I know how much you and G have been praying about this and how you feel so have no doubt. Be upbeat and positive and trust in the Lord and you'll be just fine, honey.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Lorena!!! Oh this is the most wonderful news!! I am so happy for you both and I wish you much success with your new venture! You deserve this so much, I know things have been so hard for your family. Wonderful, wonderful news!!!!

Happy summer sweetie!
Love ya,

Caroline said...

Congratulations to the both of you on your new adventure. I am so glad that your prayers have been answered.

Holly said...

I'm so happy for you, Lorena! that peace is priceless! ♥