Four years ago I left a job that gave me a guarantee 40 hours every week, and went to a job that couldn’t promise me 10. I was about to get married, so many people didn’t think this was the time to make less money but God was telling me this was the move to make.
I thought it was a nice season in my life. I was ready for a season of rest. I just graduated College where my class load was way more than full time, had been working full time on top of that, and was planning my wedding! I really liked this idea of having a slower season.
Little did I know this job would be one of the best things to happen to me. I worked a couple hours a week with strangers who took me in as family right away. Within four months of working there they threw me an incredible bridal/lingerie shower.
Every shower that was thrown for me I loved and I am so thankful for each of them! This one sticks with me differently because this new family I just entered surprised me with how much they loved, accepted, and cared for me. Every single woman showed up with something for me! I was blown away with their generosity and kindness.
I laughed so hard!! It was the final countdown to the wedding, so last minute decisions had to be made and last minute things had to be purchased. Needless to say I was stressed. So this laughing that I did all night was exactly what I needed!
I don’t think I could ever put into words how thankful I am for every woman in these pictures! If you are one of these incredible women, thank you! You have NO idea the impact you made on me. Your kindness, gifts, cards and your love touched me! I will never forget you girls, or forget this magical, fun, hilarious, and perfect shower where I got to be Mrs. Cullen! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!
It’s crazy to look back on that year of my life. So much happened in such a short amount of time. I remember my dad really questioning my decision to leave my job and go to VS. I needed the money in this season of my life. But God had something so much better lined up than money. I met incredible women that I’m still running life with. I don’t live by a single one of them, but am in contact with half of them regularly. They still encourage me, inspire me, crack me up, support me, pray for me, include me, and love me! What looked like a decision of running away from a bad, toxic job, turned out to be the most encouraging decision of my life so far!
Just another story of how God knows what he is doing. He sees the bigger picture. He saw that I needed these women in my life. I needed that love and support in my life. If Gods telling you to make a move, I recommend doing it! Take that step no matter what society, or people around you think. Gods big picture is so beautiful and much better than you could imagine.
Thank you girls so much!!!