How surprised we were when he got a job offer one week after his last hospital stay. We were thrilled; not the best timing, but God must have a plan.
After choosing to trust that God was leading and that He was protecting us, Todd accepted the position. There was pure joy, except the tiny fear that his health might be a problem. But we pushed that aside, trusting the Lord was bigger.
We were pretty sure that his old job would counter. Before he
gave his notice I reminded him that no amount of money would make his stress better, he needed a change.
Todd quickly phoned his boss to give him a heads up that he was going to give his notice in the morning. His boss told him to hold on until he could get back to him. Later that evening, the "President" called. He was about to board a plane but took a few minutes to call. He had four things to tell Todd. First, he told him that he had to do what was best for him and his family. None the less, he wanted to ensure Todd that if there was anything they
could do to keep him that he wanted to do it. I can't recall the third point, but the final point was that he just liked him and wanted to have him on his team.
Really I wanted to tell him to not even listen to what they had
to say. Good thing I kept that part to myself because, the next
day they didn’t just throw money at him they offered him a different position.
Honestly, I did not see that coming, we were floored.
On top of a new position they offered him a retainment bonus for
staying. What?! Remember my husband has been in the
hospital over three weeks the past three months. His company knows he is a health risk and they still wanted to keep him! Amazing, I felt so well cared for.
In the end, he decided to stay at his current company. The bonus will help with medical bills, our home business and I can get my car fixed which has been acting up for some time. On top of all that our insurance won’t change so we don’t have
to meet another deductible, plus all the other headaches of changing insurance. Lastly, the company he almost went to is BIG, at the end of each year the bottom tier is let go. If Todd’s health would have kept him from making his numbers, there was no history to save him. God DID protect us!