Tuesday, August 6, 2013

{7.26} To St Louis we go

Back in March Matt mentioned that maybe he would start applying for new jobs. That wasn't our original plan. At least 3 years at BISSELL was what our intentions were. I said ok thinking the job search is a long process. A couple weeks later, after some great phone interviews and vague talks of fly-outs a recruiter from Nestle Purina contacted Matt asking if he was interested in a career change and if he'd apply for one of their positions. He did and 2 days later had a phone screen. The next week they flew him out and 2 days after that he had a great offer and 72 hours to decide yes or no!

It went so crazy fast we didn't have much time to wrap our heads around it. Our prayers had been that we would be led to a great opportunity for both Matt and our family. I know that we were. We accepted the offer and plans were made to start the 478 mile move.
St. Louis Gateway Arch

We moved from Rockford, MI on July 26th. Even being here in MO for 10 days now I'm not sure it's fully hit me yet that I've left that life back in Michigan. We're so grateful for the Lord's hand in our life and His constant care of our family. On Matt's last day at BISSELL there were 5 people laid off from the marketing department and his line of products were transferred to another division. Would Matt have gone with them? Would he have been laid off? We'll never know- but we do know that we're in a great spot here. (Although the perks aren't quite as usable for us... he's on the 'cat snack' line. A cat is NOT in our future!) I'm hoping the Nestle side of the company has some good things for me... bulk baking chips anyone?

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