Day 3: 2012

To say the year 2012 was a rollercoaster year for my family would almost be an understatement. The year began normally enough nothing special or significant happened until March when three years after graduating from college I finally found a full-time permanent job. Nothing related to my major but after three years I was happy.

For the first time ever all four members of my family had permanent jobs, for three weeks at least. Then my dad was let go from his job of 25 years when the company he worked for dissolved his department, and a few weeks later my brother was let go from the internship that had turned into a job. In the space of two months I went from being the only person in my family not working to the only one with a full-time job.

Needless to say we went through a rough summer. We had to cancel our planned family vacation at the beginning of June, and money was fairly tight. In July my brother found a new job which he enjoys, and my dad began taking subcontractor work. By the end of the year things were looking a lot better than they had during the summer.

Personally all of this took its toll on me. I let a lot of the things going on with my family personally and suffered what I believe to have been an anxiety attack lasting several days.

2012 was not all bad for me. Besides finding a full-time job, I was able perform in a musical variety show, attend a Christian conference and while there spend an afternoon at EPCOT Park, make some cool friends at my new job, spend a day in NYC, and attend a performance of my favorite musical “The Sound of Music” at a local dinner theater. Through it all God has taught me that I need to rely on him ultimately for my security, and while that is something it easy for me to forget at times I know it is true.

Day 3: Thank you Lord for the year 2012. It was not an easy year with all of its ups and downs, but I know I have come out of it a better person with a stronger faith.

What are you thankful for today? Write it as a Comment, I’d love to read it!

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