“Questions Answered”

by Noelle Link

I have lost three jobs in less than a year; yes, three!!  In between two of those jobs I was unemployed, without any financial assistance, for almost 6 months.  I’ve been in the dental field for almost 20 years and haven’t come close to experiencing so many setbacks.  So, why now? 

In the beginning of this year I was offered my “dream” job, a job that I had applied for numerous times.  It was with a very reputable dental office in the town we live in and very close to our home.  However, it turned out to be the furthest thing from a “dream”.  After only 3 weeks of employment I was fired because I refused to work more days and hours than we had originally agreed upon, and this was after I had already agreed to add one additional day.  They couldn’t understand that being home with my family, especially with having a 3-year old, was more of a priority. 

Prior to accepting that job I had interviewed at another dental office just as close to our home, but the timing just wasn’t right.  However, as soon as they heard I was no longer employed, they immediately contacted me, and I began working there one week later.

I’m happy now.  I feel a huge sense of relief and a lot less pressure at my new job.  Yes, it’s only been one week, but I know God allowed all of this to happen.  He tested me and my husband so many times in the past year.  It got very difficult at times; we didn’t know if we would be able to pay rent from month to month, but He always provided.  As Passover draws near, I know I will encounter more trials, but I feel as if the majority of them are behind me.  Together with my husband, as a team, we passed so many tests, and we are stronger now than we have ever been.  I wouldn’t change anything that has happened in this past year. We wouldn’t be where we are now, if I did.

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